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Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby imbecilica » Thu 23 Apr 2009 10:19 am

:mrgreen: It was about time someone posted a video of Omniglot on YouTube and as promised, I have just uploaded a rather amateur video of Omniglot. Click here or copy and paste:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB59laww8zo

I'm sure you'll be able to recognise the last voice! Who can guess all the languages that were in the video (some of them had quite bad audio but nonetheless :lol: )
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Epp » Thu 23 Apr 2009 11:26 am

I heard at least (in order of appearance): German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, French, Arabic, Chinese, and English. And something that sounded a bit like Finnish, a tonal language and an Indian language, I think. Plus some Romance ones. I'm not good at recognizing languages :P
Why didn't you include Norwegian? :cry:
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby imbecilica » Thu 23 Apr 2009 1:20 pm

:D I tried to include as many different languages as possible but couldn't find various languages. I should make another one but include other languages.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Admin » Thu 23 Apr 2009 1:36 pm

Thanks so much for doing that - it sounds and looks great.

You can find links to all the recordings I have of the UDHR (and the phrases and Tower of Babel text) at http://www.omniglot.com/soundfiles/.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby ILuvEire » Tue 28 Apr 2009 8:15 am

I recognized a few of them, but mostly because I listen to the UDHR whenever I end up on a page that has a recording, so I don't actually know those languages. :P
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Dennis » Fri 10 Jul 2009 1:19 pm

I know this topic is old by now, but here are my guesses:

German
Dutch
Finnish
Swedish
?
Spanish
Italian
French
Greek
Arabic
?
?
Japanese
Korean
Chinese
Vietnamese
?
English
Speak: Dutch, English
Something between reading and speaking: French, German
Read: Latin, Ancient Greek

Japanese: somewhere around JLPT 4 level (out of 5), I guess. Also, I (should) know around 250-300 kanji.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby rickardspaghetti » Fri 10 Jul 2009 1:29 pm

The fourth is definitely not Swedish.
そうだ。死んでいる人も勃起することが出来る。
俺はその証だ。
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Dennis » Fri 10 Jul 2009 10:17 pm

It sounds Scandinavian to me. Maybe not Swedish, but at least something North-Germanic.
Speak: Dutch, English
Something between reading and speaking: French, German
Read: Latin, Ancient Greek

Japanese: somewhere around JLPT 4 level (out of 5), I guess. Also, I (should) know around 250-300 kanji.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Epp » Sat 11 Jul 2009 12:20 am

Dennis wrote:It sounds Scandinavian to me. Maybe not Swedish, but at least something North-Germanic.

It's not Scandinavian - I doubt it is North-Germanic at all, then I would understand at least a few loan words.

The one before English is Esperanto.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Neqitan » Sat 11 Jul 2009 1:43 am

I understand the one before Spanish, so it must be Romance. I have no idea which is though.
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