Name the language

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

Clue: this is a member of the Tibeto-Burman family of languages spoken in parts of Thailand, Burma and China.

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6 Responses to Name the language

  1. Daydreamer says:

    Since the quality of the recording is all too bad, I have to trust in your geographical description, Simon. Is it Karen, the language of the people of the Golden Triangle?

  2. harris e. says:

    I’ll guess either Burmese or Dzongkha.

  3. Jonathan K says:

    Perhaps it is Shan?

  4. BG says:

    I guess Akha because there is a new con-script for that language that fits the description.

  5. Simon says:

    BG is right – it is indeed Akha. The recording comes from the Akha Language Podcast.

  6. BG says:

    Yeah, I got one right!