Language quiz

Here is a recording of a mystery language. Can you guess or do you know which language it is and where it’s spoken?

This language is written with its own alphabet.

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5 Responses to Language quiz

  1. Joseph Staleknight says:

    Sounds Tamil…

  2. Matt says:

    That is Sinhalese/Sinhala (සිංහල) spoken in Sri Lanka by about 16,000,000 people.
    I think the dialogue is from http://www.speaksinhala.com/

  3. Podolsky says:

    I think Tamil.

  4. Simon says:

    Matt is right – the language is Sinhala/Sinhalese, which is spoken mainly in Sri Lanka, and the recording does come from Let’s Speak Sinhala.

  5. AR says:

    Well Sinhala is most greatly influenced by Tamil. It even lost the distinction between aspirated and unaspirated sounds. Also, it has inherited the destinction between short and long e and o which is not found in any other Indo-Aryan language (save for Divehi, Sinhala’s closest relative).