Language quiz

Here is a recording of a mystery language. Can you guess or do you know which language it is?

Clue: This language is spoken in parts of Europe.

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17 Responses to Language quiz

  1. mike says:

    Well, it’s obvious enough what he’s talking about

  2. Stephen says:

    Sounds like a Slavic language, but with Germanic influences (the from the “izmus” as the end of the “existentialism” cognate). Maybe Latvian or Lithuanian? I know they’re not Slavic, but it’s all I can come up with.

  3. Travis says:

    Stephen left a good hint with the word “existentialism”. I hadn’t caught that myself. If they’re talking about Sartre and Camus, it would make sense. My guess is somewhere around Romania. It sounds Latin based to me, yet with some Slavic influences.

  4. BG says:

    I thought he said USSR. If it is what Travis said then that would probably be Moldovan. It seems to have more Germanic than Romance influences to me, though. Maybe Sorbian, which is spoken in Germany.

  5. d.m.falk says:

    I was thinking Czech, myself…

    d.m.f.

  6. TJ says:

    Prussian, Czech …….? :D

  7. TJ says:

    BG: Sorbian is different than Serbian ??

  8. Podolsky says:

    No doubt Ukrainian.

  9. oleg says:

    Ukrainian!

  10. Daydreamer says:

    If it’s not Ukrainian, what about Belorussian?

  11. Simon says:

    It is indeed Ukrainian, and the recording comes from Радыё Свабода.

  12. Podolsky says:

    But the name Радыё Свабода is not Ukainian, it is Byelorussian.

  13. Podolsky says:

    Sorry for having misled you. It is Byelorussian!

  14. James says:

    so it´s slavic, and it´s not a western slavic language, and it´s not russian.. but beyond that clueless.

    J

    So now I look and am still no wiser. My slavic languages were 3 months of russian and 3 months of Polish, both over a decade ago

  15. dmh says:

    My Russian/Ukrainian wife said that it is NOT Ukrainian.
    Which leaves only Byelorussian…also Ukrainian doesn’t have the letter “ы” in its alphabet. Also she says Ukrainian is more melodic.

  16. Simon says:

    My mistake, it isn’t Ukrainian but Byelorussian/Belarusian. I got the radio stations mixed up.