Here’s a recording in a mystery language. Any ideas which language it is?
Sounds like Russian.
Yeah, sounds very much like Russian. If it isn’t, it’s some closely related language.
I´m not able to go any further really than the others…
It started with a “menya zavut…”, but I heard a few words that could have been romance (but I expect everything I hear to have romance words, incluyding when people speak English). I doubt it´s a western slavonic language.
I think it’s still a slavonic language, but I have no idea… Serbian?
To the best, of my knowledge, it sounded like a southern Slavonic language so since I have a Croat friend I’m going to go with Croatian.
I think it is Belarussian. I heard “mianie zavut” (my name is) and “Savietski Sajuz” (The Soviet Union).
I can’t completely rule out that it is Russian, but I think I heard a soft g (h), and Russian doesn’t have this.
It sounds like it has Polish distribution of consonants, but I doesn’t seem to me Polish, even if I can’t rule that out because of poor quality of the sound. I’d guess Belarussian or Kashubian.
eastern european is all i can say, nothing more specific than that
just for fun… Sorbian
Definitely neither Polish nor a West Slavic language. It sounded to me like Russian with the reduction of /o/ to something like [ʌ]. It could also be Belarusian, though I haven’t had much contact with that language.
U guess Rusyn.
I was thinking Belarussian or Ukrainian.
I’ll go for Belarussian, because he’s saying he was born in Minsk.
It’s Belarusian. It’s from the documentary “A Lesson Belarusian” YouTube video http://youtube.com/watch?v=GV2PV99WnQI
My first thought was Belarussian but I wouldn’t be suprrised if it’s ukrainian or something in between, anyway I’d be really surprised if it’s not East Slavic something.
The language is indeed Belarusian (Беларуская мова/Bielaruskaja mova).
The recording comes from YouTube.
I guess I’m late but for what it’s worth at least I guessed it correctly! I’m Russian and for a moment I actually thought it was Russian – that’s how similar the languages are. Then I heard the man say he was from Minsk, so that’s what gave it away. Now I’ve learnt that the two languages are indeed very similar!
This is a shot in the dark, but sounds like a relative of Russian. I would venture Croatian, but I’m almost certainly wrong. The differentiation between hard and soft vowels is there, so I’m pretty sure it’s not Polish.
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