Language quiz

Here’s a recording of a news bulletin in a mystery language. Do you know or can you guess which language it is?

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10 Responses to Language quiz

  1. dmh says:

    Well at the end it sounds like it says Iran which leads to Persian. But the rest doesn’t exactly sound like Persian and Persian was already a quiz so maybe Dari? or Tajik? My only other guess would be an Arabic dialect.

  2. Jonathan K says:

    I’m guessing Albanian-there’s a voiceless dental fricative (th as in thin), which Persian doesn’t have.

  3. Podolsky says:

    It is Neo-Aramaic, evidently Turoyo, originally from Tur-Abdin in South Turkey, now mainly in Sweden.

  4. TJq says:

    yes, I agree, it is sort of Aramaic (maybe Assyrian).

  5. Simon says:

    The language is indeed Aramaic and the recording comes from Radio Sweden International.

  6. IDK says:

    捷克是不是一個bilingual country?

  7. Simon says:

    IDK – 在捷克年輕人大概會講至少一點英語和/或德語。年紀更大的人會講俄語和/或德語,也會聼得懂斯洛伐克語和波蘭語。

  8. Lundy says:

    Ich auch.

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