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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Sobekhotep » Sat 11 Jul 2009 7:06 am

Dennis wrote: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

I have no idea what the one after Finnish is. It defintely sounds European, though.
The one after that one & before Spanish is definitely Romanian.
The one after Arabic I think is Hebrew.
After Hebrew is Korean, then Japanese, Mandarin, Thai, Vietnamese, Esperanto, & finally English.
I'm really curious as to what the language between Finnish & Romanian is.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Anders » Sat 11 Jul 2009 4:01 pm

Sobekhotep wrote:I'm really curious as to what the language between Finnish & Romanian is.

It's Georgian at Nr 4
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Neqitan » Sat 11 Jul 2009 4:11 pm

Sobekhotep wrote:The one after that one & before Spanish is definitely Romanian.

Hey, I understood quite a bunch of words from that one. :o
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Sobekhotep » Sun 12 Jul 2009 6:43 am

Anders wrote:
Sobekhotep wrote:I'm really curious as to what the language between Finnish & Romanian is.

It's Georgian at Nr 4

It is Georgian! I never would have guessed that! The ejectives are not obvious, at least not to me. I always imagined they'd be easily identifiable. And where are all the consonant clusters I've heard horror stories about?! :P
Beautiful language. Not what I expected after reading about it on paper.
I'd also like to point out that the Georgian word for "human being" seems to be related to Hebrew's <אדם> (adam). 8-)

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Sobekhotep wrote:The one after that one & before Spanish is definitely Romanian.

Hey, I understood quite a bunch of words from that one. :o

Yeah, me too. Knowing one Italic language certainly helps!
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby imbecilica » Fri 17 Jul 2009 2:27 pm

German
Dutch
Finnish
Georgian
Romanian
Spanish
Italian
French
Greek
Arabic
Hebrew
Japanese
Korean
Chinese
Thai
Vietnamese
Esperanto
English - Simon Ager it was!...albeit with bad audio
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Sobekhotep » Sat 18 Jul 2009 2:01 am

imbecilica wrote:German
Dutch
Finnish
Georgian
Romanian
Spanish
Italian
French
Greek
Arabic
Hebrew
Japanese
Korean

Chinese
Thai
Vietnamese
Esperanto
English - Simon Ager it was!...albeit with bad audio

No, Korean comes before Japanese.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Talib » Sat 18 Jul 2009 8:32 am

Sobekhotep wrote:Beautiful language. Not what I expected after reading about it on paper.
I think that of several languages, and the reverse for languages that are often considered beautiful.
I'd also like to point out that the Georgian word for "human being" seems to be related to Hebrew's <אדם> (adam).
I'm not discounting the possibility of a loan, but these languages aren't related at all so I'm skeptical.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Sobekhotep » Sun 19 Jul 2009 6:29 am

Talib wrote:
Sobekhotep wrote:Beautiful language. Not what I expected after reading about it on paper.
I think that of several languages, and the reverse for languages that are often considered beautiful.

Oh? Care to name a language that you thought would be "beautiful" but didn't turn out so? :)

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I'd also like to point out that the Georgian word for "human being" seems to be related to Hebrew's <אדם> (adam).
I'm not discounting the possibility of a loan, but these languages aren't related at all so I'm skeptical.

That's what I meant, that it's probably a loan.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Talib » Mon 20 Jul 2009 4:53 am

Sobekhotep wrote:Oh? Care to name a language that you thought would be "beautiful" but didn't turn out so? :)
Italian is often called beautiful, but it does nothing for me.
That's what I meant, that it's probably a loan.
Oh, okay. You said "related" so I assumed you were implying a genetic relationship.

It could just be a random coincidence too.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Sobekhotep » Tue 21 Jul 2009 12:52 am

Talib wrote:Italian is often called beautiful, but it does nothing for me.

I have to agree.

It could just be a random coincidence too.

Yeah, that's also possible.
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