Here’s a recording in a mystery language.
Can you identify the language and where it’s spoken?
It sounds like a northern Iroquoian language, but I can’t tell which one. I’d go for Mohawk or Onondaga.
Yeah sounds native American. I don’t know much about these languages really, but the sample here sounds like some stuff I heard long time ago in Navajo and Heidi (spelling?).
Being from Montreal and living not far from Kanesatake, I’ll guess this is Mohawk (Kanien’kehá:ka).
I know that I am most likely wrong, but I detected a Baltic/Eastern European sound. I’m pretty sure that this is the Lord’s Prayer or something of that nature, as I heard the speaker say ['je:su].
Though I don’t know Mohawk, besides Ié:sos (Jesus), I think I can make out the word khetshanihs (fear).
To be different I’ll say Seneca.
TJ: Do you mean Haida?
As for the recording itself, I’ve got no idea…
Just like the past comments, I heard something that sounded like “Jesus”, but no clue about anything else. Native North American?
Agreed that it’s an Iroquoian language. Oneida?
…or, never mind, because I went and listened to a Mohawk video on Youtube, and it sure sounds like the same language to me.
The answer is Mohawk (Kanien’keha), an Iroquoian language spoken in Quebec, Ontario and New York State.
The recording comes from the Global Recordings Network.
wow, the prosody is so similar to Sámi (which is totally unrelated)…
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