Language quiz

Here’s a recording in a mystery language.

Can you identify the language, and do you know where it’s spoken?

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12 Responses to Language quiz

  1. Vijay John says:

    I think it’s either a Caucasian language or a (North?) American language.

  2. Simon says:

    Go with you second guess.

  3. P. says:

    Total shot in the dark: Alabaman?

  4. Simon says:

    P. – wrong language family.

  5. Ben says:

    Newcomer here…been listening to these language quizzes for a long time and thought I’d finally say something.

    I thought it sounded North American when I first heard it. I’m not an expert by any means on those languages, but I didn’t hear any sort of “ł” so that makes me think it’s not Athabaskan.
    Other than that still thinking/researching…

  6. Vijay John says:

    I don’t think I really have an idea. Is it perhaps a Salishan language? I tried Nlaka’pamux, Lummi, Nuu-chah-nulth, Nuxalk, Halkomelem, and even Nez Perce, Haida, and Quileute (which aren’t Salishan). Doesn’t seem to be any of those…

  7. D.Jay says:

    Something Dene-ish?

  8. Christopher says:

    (Because it was in the news) Siletz Dee-ni?

  9. Simon says:

    The answer is Salish (Séliš) a Salishan language also known as Kalispel–Pend d’oreille and Kalispel–Spokane–Flathead that is spoken in parts of Montana and Washington state in the USA.

    The recording comes from YouTube.

  10. Alan says:

    Greenlandic or at least Athabaskan. But probably the former

  11. Vijay John says:

    Hey, I was the closest! Didn’t really expect that to happen :)

    I thought it was a Salishan language, but I didn’t even think of “Salish” itself. I think I forgot there even was such a language :-P

  12. Luke says:

    I was gonna guess Lushootseed, close enough for me!