Name the language

Here’s a recording of a mystery language.

Any ideas which language it is and where it’s spoken?

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17 Responses to Name the language

  1. Chris says:

    Bulgarian? Macedonian?

  2. Aeetlrcreejl says:

    Serbian?

  3. jake says:

    Sounded Hispanic (did you hear the music). Part of the middle sounded like it had some French influence. Perhaps French Guiana?

  4. Lyydie says:

    Croatian?

    Romanian?

    Hungarian?

  5. Podolsky says:

    Armenian?

  6. TJ says:

    I would say it has some turkic influence.

  7. renato figueiredo says:

    Bosnian, I guess!

  8. AR says:

    I agree with Podolsky. It is Armenian.

  9. Talib says:

    I think I heard some retroflex fricatives in there … so maybe Slavic, but maybe something a little more exotic.

    Also a lot of alveolar taps/flaps, not that it helps…

    My guess is Kurdish.

  10. Simon says:

    Here’s a clue – this language has its own alphabet.

  11. Daniel says:

    Well then, I don’t think this is right, but . . . Greek?

  12. Mike says:

    Georgian?

  13. Daydreamer says:

    I agree with Mike: it must be Georgian spoken almost exclusively in Georgia (not the US state).

  14. d.m.falk says:

    I’m inclined to say Georgian, as well. (Both Georgian and Armenian have unique alphabets, rather than using a non-native script.)

    d.m.f.

  15. d.m.falk says:

    Oh, and… I’ve seen dubbed cartoons in Georgian, and this sounds exactly like one. Yet another YouTube catch, I see. :)

    d.m.f.

  16. Simon says:

    The language is Armenian, which is spoken in Armenia and quite a few other countries.

    The recording comes from an Armenian version of The Family Guy on YouTube.

  17. V. Vandian says:

    I’d like to add, it’s Armenian slang spoken in Yerevan (the capital city), predominantly – by the working class people.