Here’s a recording in a mystery language.
Can you identify the language, and do you know where it’s spoken?
Are these the click consonants of the Khoisan languages?
Definitely one of them. I’ll guess one of the better-known ones: Žu/’hoãsi or !o!kung…
- Yes, clearly appears to be one of the ‘click’ (tonal?) languages from the Namibian/Kalahari bush region; no idea which one, though…
Maybe the same one that N!xau spoke?
Could only be !Kung…
J. Roberts got it – the answer is !Kung (!Xun) – a continuum of Kx’a languages and dialects spoken in Namibia, Botswana, Angola and South Africa. I don’t know which particular variety of !Kung it is though.
The recording comes from the GRN
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