Language quiz

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.

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15 Responses to Language quiz

  1. yuni hallden says:

    hello – sounds like – from the alps

  2. Voytec says:

    I am guessing – Franco-Provençal?

  3. Colin says:

    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?

  4. jake says:

    Sounds similar to French (duh). Other than that I don’t know.
    Probably a dialect southeast of france.

  5. Kyle says:

    I’m guessing more northward, one of the versions of langue d’oil. Picard?

  6. Mike says:

    I’m going to guess and say Jèrriais or Walloon.

  7. James says:

    Lots of french sounds, but I´d guess some kind of pidgin or creole as I can´t understand it.

  8. h. says:

    Gallo?… spoken in Brittany. probably a langue d’oil

  9. Matt says:

    Language: Wallon (Walon)
    Spoken in: Wallonia (Belgium), France and the U.S.A.
    Speakers: about 600,000

    Info from wikipedia

  10. Matt says:

    correction: its Walloon

    sorry! :D

  11. d.m.falk says:

    I’d say it’s either Norman, Guernésiais or Jèrriais. I don’t think it’s Wallon, though.

    d.m.f.

  12. Jehudá says:

    I heard ‘Brezhoneg’ at 0:09, so I guess it is it, Breton.

  13. Simon says:

    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.

  14. BG says:

    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.

  15. Seumas says:

    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.