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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7 Responses to Language quiz

  1. Christopher Miller says:

    It certainly sounds like one of the Turkic languages, but whether it’s one of the Central Asian ones or one of the Volga Turkic languages I can’t tell, at least on first listen.

  2. Isa SARI says:

    Surely, it’s one of the Turkic languages, but it’s not Oguz subgroup. It’s like Kazakh, because it converts c>j.

  3. TJ says:

    Uyghur?
    Certainly Central Asia I would say.

  4. Simon says:

    It is a Turkic language, but not one of the ones you’ve mentioned. It belongs to the Northwestern or Kypchak branch of Turkic languages.

  5. Daydreamer says:

    Now that not too many languages left to choose from, I take Tatar spoken in Central Russia.

  6. Eee says:

    Since nobody is taking it, I’ll go for Kyrgyz.

  7. Simon says:

    It seems that nobody is going to get this – the answer is Karachay-Balkar (Къарачай-Малкъар тил), a Turkic language spoken mainly in Kabardino-Balkaria in Russia.

    The recording comes from the GRN.