Here’s a recording in a mystery language.
Can you identify the language, and do you know where it’s spoken?
I’m thinking this is a Salishan language.
Sounds South African to me, Bushman or something along those lines.
Well, we’re somewhere in Pacific Northwest North America (ejectives, lateral affricates and all), and with the apparent lack of tones I assume this is not an Athapaskan language… So a Salishan language is a pretty good guess. I’ll have to listen again to see if there’s anything else I hear.
I’ll take a wild guess that it’s Lushootseed, aka Skagit/Nisqually.
Pacific Northwest is what I’m thinking too.
Just to be different, I’ll make a wild guess that it’s a Wakashan language.
Well, since I just don’t know enough to distinguish one language in the region from another, I’ll just toss out Bella Coola/Nuxalk as a guess, since it sounds like what I remember transcriptions looking like.
With the profusion of languages in the same small region, I’m as likely as not to be completely off, but what the hey.
I hear clicks, which would imply a south African language. But this is incompatible with Chris Miller who is usually right in his guesses. That’s confusing.
What prase said. I guess I can’t have grasped the difference between clicks and ejectives.
I’ll guess Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish).
Sounds very Pacific North-West to me. I’d go for Tlingit or Salish.
The answer is Nuu-Chah-Nulth (Nuučaanuł / T’aat’aaqsapa), a.k.a. Nootka, a southern Wakashan language spoken in British Columbia in Canada.
The recording comes from the the GRN (Parable of the Sower)
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