Here’s a recording in a mystery language.
Can you identify the language and where it’s spoken?
All I can tell for the moment is that we’re definitely in the Caucasus: some way in I hear “kavkazëm” (ë for schwa), lots of clear ejectives, and .Russian loans pronounced with Russian phonology.
Sounds North-Caucasian. Adyghe?
A minority language from Russia. To pick a guess, Mari.
Yup, there’s all sorts of Russian sounding phrasing, soft vowels, etc., w/out it actually being a Slavic language. I’d guess greater Caucasus area too.
Ossetic – n. ossetic???
Sounds from Asia.
Caucasian … isn’t that -m(a) an ergative ending in Georgian? Doesn’t sound like Georgian though.
Something from the former USSR around the Caucasian area is about as close as I’m gonna get without extensive searching. I’ll guess Avar.
Simply because it sounds like one of my old gymnastics coaches, I’m gonna say Georgian.
Clue: it is a Caucasian language, but not any of the ones already mentioned.
Lezgian? (since it’s also spoken in Azerbaijan, a place mentioned toward the end IINM).
I can detect some Russian words, so it the language must belong to slavic group. Is it Belorussian?
The answer is Kabardian (къэбэрдеибзэ), a.k.a Circassian, which is spoken mainly in the Kabardian-Balkar and Karachay-Circassian Republics of Russia.
The recording comes from Adygeya TV news via YouTube.
fantastic, great video, Thanks a lot!
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