Name the language

Here’s an extract from a news report in a mystery language. Can you guess or do you know which language it is and where it’s spoken?

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  1. michael says:

    I think I heard “Tbilisi” mentioned. So that would be Georgian.

  2. VJ says:

    If not Georgian, then definitely some other Caucasian language.

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  4. Ben says:

    Definitely Georgian. I heard დილა მშვიდობისა as well as თბილისი.

    And, obviously, Georgian is spoken in Georgia. And my bakery.


  5. Greg says:

    Yep, Georgian. And here’s a transcript:

    ძვირფასო მსმენელებო, მოგესალმებით, დილა მშვიდობისა. დღეს ოცდაექვსი აპრილია, შაბათი. თბილისის დროით დილის ცხრა საათზე ვიწყებთ გადაცემას რომელსაც მარიამ ჭიაურელი გაუცხვება. ჯერ დილის გადაცემის შინაარსს გაგაცნობთ.


    Dzvirpaso msmenelebo, mogesalmebit, dila mshvidobisa. Dghes otsdaekvsi aprilia, shabati. Tbilisis droit dilis tskhra saatze vitsqebt gadatsemas romelsats Mariam Chiaureli gautskhveba. Jer dilis gadatsemis shinaarss gagatsnobt.

    or loosely translated:

    Good morning, dear listeners. Today is Saturday, April 26. At 9am Tbilisi time we begin our program with Mariam Chiaureli. But first we’ll let you know of the content of this morning’s show.

  6. Simon says:

    It is indeed Georgian (ქართული), which is spoken mainly in Georgia.

    The recording comes from this site.

    Greg – I think that’s the first time someone has provided a complete transcription, transliteration and translation for one of these language quizzes.

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