Language quiz

Here’s a recording of part of a news report in a mystery language. Any ideas which language it is and where it’s spoken?

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  1. Halabund says:

    To me it sounds similar to Japanese, but with many hard Rs. I am sure though that those who actually understand Japanese will strongly disagree about the similarity :)

  2. Chris says:

    Sounds kinda like Tadjik, spoken in Tadjikistan and surrounding countries.

  3. xarxa says:

    sounds japanesey – either a dialect of that or ainu, the only other language i know of spoken in japan

  4. xarxa says:

    ill go with ryuukyuuan, as a random guess

  5. AR says:

    i agree with xarxa. it maybe a ryukyuan language such as Okinawan.

  6. d.m.falk says:

    Definitely an asiatic language, though not necessarily a Turkic language… I don’t think it’s any of the Ryukyu languages, though, either. My guess is that it could be Mongolian.

    d.m.f.

  7. prase says:

    Albanian.

  8. PP says:

    Some dravidian language.

  9. Ben says:

    Heard the θ’s (as featured) so I can assume it’s either Albanian or Turkmen, which would be spoken in Albania and Kosovo, or Turkmenistan.

    -Ben

  10. Jeremy says:

    turkish? some Turkic language? i know it’s definitely not japanese.

  11. Mike says:

    I’m going to agree with Ben and Jeremy.

  12. michael says:

    I didn’t hear a single [θ] in there, what I heard were voiceless laterals. And plenty of uvulars. I am guessing a Caucasian language.

  13. Yaghz says:

    I’m gonna go ahead and guess korean or a dialect thereof.

  14. d.m.falk says:

    Yaghtz: This is why I went for Mongolian as my guesds. It certainly isn’t Korean, which doesn’t have the hard “r” that can be found in other Mongolic languages. Besides, not once did I hear an “-seo” or “-imnida”, which are common verbal endings. (The latter being similar to the Japanese “desu”- the verb “to be”.)

    d.m.f.

  15. A Slavonic language?

  16. Aeetlrcreejl says:

    It sounds super-cool.