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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8 Responses to Language quiz

  1. acutia says:

    Could it be an Italian dialect that has intermixed with elements of Brazilian Portuguese.

  2. Christopher Miller says:

    Something in the Italian continuum. It has ufor the masculine definite article, like Sicilian and southern varieties, but it has geminated /l:/ instead of the geminated retroflex /d:/ (sorry, no IPA on my iPad!) that takes its place in Sicilian. There are several distinct regional varieties across the southeastern end of the peninsula and since I don’t know enough about them to be sure, I’m going to guess that this is Neapolitan/Nnapulitanu.

  3. Roger Bowden says:

    High speed Italian dialect maybe Calabrian

  4. I will say Corsican.

  5. jonathan says:

    To cover all bets I will say Sardinian.

  6. d.m.falk says:

    I was going to say Mallorcan. :)

    d.m.f.

  7. Simon says:

    Chris got it – the answer is Corsican, (corsu), a Romance language spoken in Corsica.

    The recording comes from YouTube

  8. Chris Miller says:

    Chris Miller to Chris Sundita:
    — Think you can guess this one?

    Chris Sundita:
    — Of Course-I-Can!