Language quiz

Here’s a recording of part of a story in a mystery language.

Do you know or can you guess which language it’s in and where it’s spoken?

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17 Responses to Language quiz

  1. d.m.falk says:

    My first impression is Dutch, or some language close to Dutch/Flemish, perhaps Saxon?


  2. MäcØSŸ says:

    I’m also for Dutch or another Dutch like language

  3. xarxa says:

    sounds a lot like dutch, so… frisian? something like that

  4. Garrick Winter says:

    I’m pretty sure it’s not Dutch, or I’d understand more of it. I can’t venture a guess as to what it actually is, but my spider senses are telling me it might not be Germanic, despite how it sounds.

  5. Karin says:

    I am sure that it is Germanic. I can understand most of the story. Sounds like old Swedish but the intonation is more like Dutch.
    My guess is Low German, which I am told, has had a great influence on the Swedish language.

  6. William Athol says:

    Is it Franconian?

  7. lyzazel says:

    Could it be Afrikaans ?

  8. Corcaighist says:

    Is it Flemish?

  9. tazgo says:


  10. Sean says:

    Maybe North Frisian? It doesn’t sound like Western.

  11. Aron says:

    My first guess was Frisian. Which dialect, I have no idea.

  12. Arakun says:

    It’s West Frisian.

  13. Simon says:

    Arakun is right – the language is indeed West Frisian (Frysk), which is spoken mainly in the Dutch province of Fryslan/Friesland.

    The recording comes from Lowlands-L.

  14. Julia says:

    I would say dutch or flemish …

  15. Julia says:

    ok, so I didn’t read through the answers … 🙂

  16. Alberto says:

    I can understand the words here and there, but I can only get the gist of it. It sounds like an obscure British English dialect.

  17. Luke says:

    butter and green cheese

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