Here is a recording of a mystery language. Do you know or can you guess which language it is and where it’s spoken.
Clue: it sounds like a language that’s probably familiar, but isn’t that language.
hello – sounds like – from the alps
I am guessing – Franco-Provençal?
I don’t think it’s Franco-Provençal, unless Franco-Provençal is really, really different from Occitan, and my understanding was that they are fairly close (although distinct). Romansh maybe?
Sounds similar to French (duh). Other than that I don’t know.
Probably a dialect southeast of france.
I’m guessing more northward, one of the versions of langue d’oil. Picard?
I’m going to guess and say Jèrriais or Walloon.
Lots of french sounds, but I´d guess some kind of pidgin or creole as I can´t understand it.
Gallo?… spoken in Brittany. probably a langue d’oil
Language: Wallon (Walon)
Spoken in: Wallonia (Belgium), France and the U.S.A.
Speakers: about 600,000
Info from wikipedia
correction: its Walloon
I’d say it’s either Norman, Guernésiais or Jèrriais. I don’t think it’s Wallon, though.
I heard ‘Brezhoneg’ at 0:09, so I guess it is it, Breton.
Jehudá got it – it is Breton (Brezhong), which is spoken in Brittany by about 365,000 people. The recording comes from YouTube and the clip includes French subtitles
I thought it was French when I first heard it (hence the clue), but realised it wasn’t when I listened more closely.
Darn it, I was thinking it was Celtic but didn’t write anything because I wasn’t very sure and then everybody else thought Romance. Breton is spoken pretty close to where people guessed, though.
I never realised Breton was spoken with a French accent… I found that clip confusing, and I speak Gaelic and French!!!
I was in Luxembourg in September – their language is confusing to the ear too. It is Germanic, but its accent is very French.
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