Here’s a recording in a mystery language.
Can you identify the language and where it’s spoken?
Something Slavic. Beyond that, I have no idea.
Sounds like Lithuanian with the consonant clusters, rising tone accents, and the -a, -as, -is endings. And do I hear škuola/s, which I guess probably means school, several times?
I would say something in the Baltic area. I am not set on Lithuanian, but the only other living language is Latvian, so I don’t know.
I will just say something spoken in the Baltic area, and probably Indo-European.
Some dialect of Japanese?
I can catch a few Slavic sounding words – odnako, vreme – and some of the structure seems vaguely Slavic, but I can’t hear it well enough to make out more. Something geographically closer to Poland/Polish (but not Polish itself). I wouldn’t be surprised to hear it’s a nearby non-Slavic language though.
To my untrained ears, it sounded similar to Spanish. Then again, I think Portuguese sounds a lot like Russian, so it could easily be something from Eastern Europe as well.
a shot in the dark………Albanian?
Here’s a clue – it’s a Turkic language.
It sounds like it should be Indoeuropean but I can’t pick up anything to hang that moniker on, so to speak. Not a clue
I think it’s Tuvan (Тыва дыл).
No idea, isn’t it Tatar?
Well, this is getting interestinger and interestinger…
To my ears, it sounds very much like Lithuanian, with distortions that sound to me like the speech of a quite old person.
If it’s Turkic, then it certainly doesn’t sound to me like a typical southwestern or central Asian Turkic language. Which leaves me to guess at either Yakut/Sakha or one of the Volga Turkic languages: Chuvash or Bashkir, perhaps?
It’s definitely Sayan Turkic, not, e.g., Sakha. I can’t make out much at all, but it’s something to do with a ‘story’ (тоол) and ‘storytelling’ (тоолда-), though I don’t think she’s actually telling a story in the clip itself.
Is it Croatian??
Chuvash? (wild guess)
Turkic hmmmmmmmmmmm……….. then .. Portuguese :D
Sounds somewhat Mongolic to me, so I’d go for something nearer to Mongolia. Tuvan or perhaps Altai? Or less likely Khakhas…
The answer is Tuvan (Тыва дыл), a Turkic language spoken in the Republic of Tuva in southern Siberia.
The recording comes from YouTube.
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