Here’s a recording in a mystery language.
Can you identify the language, and do you know where it’s spoken?
I’d rather be surprised, if it were not a Niger-Congo language, spoken in Central or West Africa.
You’ve got the right language family – just need to narrow it down a bit.
Funny, but the rather uncommon consonant cluster “kr” brings the name of the great politician Kwame Nkrumah to my mind.
So, if I have to narrow my choice, I narrow it geographically to Ghana and linguistically to the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo languages.
But then, I’m lost.
Right country, wrong branch.
Then, it should to be the Gur branch. What about Frafra, otherwise known as Gurenne?
Closer, but not quite there yet.
The answer is Deg (Mo), a Gur language spoken in Ghana and Ivory Coast.
The recording comes from the GRN (Picture 14).
Ok, Simon, you’ve won again. But, believe me, it’s really hard to guess a language that you haven’t even heard the name of.
So give us another chance next Sunday.
I’m always amazed when anyone gets the language, or gets close, especially the really obscure languages. If I didn’t know the answers I would find it difficult to work them out or guess them.
Quite the dialogue here. Well done, Daydreamer, for getting so close.
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