What's new on Omniglot?

This page lists significant additions and changes to Omniglot with the most recent at the top. The small changes I make more or less every day are too numerous to include here.

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Omniglot site changes

If you've noticed that Omniglot,com is looking different recently, don't panic!

This is because new layouts and designs are being tested by Ezoic, who say that they can improve the user experience, and increase the revenue I get from the site. They test lots of different designs and ad placements, and if they come up with something that works well and looks good I'll keep it.

If you don't like the look of the new designs, click here for the original site.


19th October

New con-script: Diamantina

New articles: Beware! English is Tricky and Days of the week

New numbers pages: Lombard and Yakut

New colours page: Lombard

12th October

New language: Selkup

New tongue twisters in: Albanian

5th October

New languages: Megleno-Romanian and Paakantyi

New numbers page: Albanian

New kinship page: Albanian

New Tower of Babel translations: Bambam and Bontoc

New article: 5 Forecasts for the Future of Turkish

28th September

New language: Mbum

New numbers page: Dolgan

New articles: Category Conquest, The Puzzling Popularity of Languages and The use of mnemonics in mastering a language

21st September

New languages: Dolgan and Kaurna

New con-scripts: Kantu and Neoideograms / Ids

New recordings in Sioux: Samples texts, and the Tower of Babel story

14th September

New fictional script: Dancing Men

New con-scripts: Funnish and Simtex

New articles: Combinese - an international auxiliary language and Three Challenges of Second Language Acquisition

New video: Cómhra na nAmhrán

7th September

New languages: Fuzhounese, Puxian and Wenzhounese

New Tower of Babel translation: Musey

31st August

New languages: Caquinte and Toba Qom

New con-script: Tolianem

New article: LINGO 300 - The Miyagi Method

New recordings: Portuguese phrases

24th August

New language: Asháninka

New con-scripts: Kala Glyphs and Kitse

New phrases page: Old English

New numbers pages: Serbian and Votic

17th August

New language: Latgalian

New numbers page: Latgalian

New article: So you think you have what it takes to become an interpreter?

New video: A couple of short conversations in Serbian

Improved pages: Scots and Swahili

10th August

New adapted script: Welsh Cyrillic

New Tower of Babel translation: Mpongwe (Pongoué)

3rd August

New language: Jingulu

New con-script: Sherman's Gallifreyan

New version of the About me text in Old English / Anglo-Saxon

New Tower of Babel translation: Plattdeutsch (Märkisch-Westfälisch)

27th July

New language: Marma

New numbers page: Khakas

New articles:
- Bahasa Indonesia
- Can Having Highly Developed Cognitive Skills Stand in the Way of Learning a New Language?

20th July

New language and writing system: Mro

New numbers page: Nganasan

13th July

New languages: Nganasan and Q’anjob’al

New phrases pages: Northern Sámi and Pig Latin

New numbers page: Iban

New Tower of Babel translation: Car (-Nicobarese)

6th July

New languages: Akurio, Chayahuita and Tiriyó

New numbers pages: Abaza

29th June

New language: Manado Malay

New con-script: Sitelen

New numbers pages: Delware, Karuk and Manado Malay

22nd June

New con-script: Cylenian

New numbers pages: Eskayan and Minangkabau

New article: Form, Meaning and Use ... oh my!

15th June

New languages: Alur and Wardaman

New numbers page: Hebrew

8th June

New languages: Jaminjung and Omaha

New numbers pages: Cape Verdean Creole and Kubachi

New book store page: Constructed languages

New Tower of Babel translations: Murrinh-Patha and Ngaanyatjarra

New article: 20 Mistakes For Every English Learner To Avoid

1st June

New fictional script: Dovahzul

New numbers page: Bezhta

New Tower of Babel translations: Phom (Naga), Poumei (Naga), Riang, Sangtam, Seychelles Creole, Vaiphei, Wancho (Naga), Yimchungrü, Zeme

New articles:
- How to Learn Chinese and Not Get Discouraged
- Translation Services for Medical Device Companies
- Worlds Apart? The Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Learn Foreign Languages

25th May

New language: Guanano

New con-scripts: Conway, Rila Sign System

New phrases page: Kashmiri

New numbers page: Godoberi

New tongue twisters in: Catalan

18th May

New phrases pages: Cuyonon and Kurdish (Kurmanji)

New time page: Cuyonon

New numbers page: Oroch

New kinship page: Cuyonon

New article: Pronunciation and vocabulary practice with homonyms, homographs, homophones

11th May

New language: Oroch

New phrases page: Assyrian

New numbers page: Udmurt

New articles:
- building a phon'emic alphabet for the english language
- Translators Dictate
- Words Upon Words

New Tower of Babel translations: Cuyono, Guanano / Wanano, Huitoto and Uduk

New recordings: Albanian alphabet and the Tower of Babel in Albanian

4th May

New languages: Cubeo, Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib)

New numbers pages: Tetum, Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib)

New Tower of Babel translation: Cubeo

Improved page: Cornish phrases

27th April

New language: Fon

New con-script: Sequoia

New Tower of Babel translations: Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib), Torres Strait Creole

20th April

New language and alphabet: Leptonic

New adapted script: Kajarte

New Tower of Babel translations: Fon, Konyak and Western Bukidnon

New articles: Catalan Language Today: Between Catalonia of North and South
- The Geography of Thought ... and Language

13th April

New language and script: Chinook Jargon and Chinuk pipa

New language: Karuk

New article: The First Emperor

New recordings of: Spanish idioms

6th April

New con-script: Minngeul

New adapted scripts: Hangeul Dik Ite Tun Jang and Roman Rekhta

New phrases page: Malagasy

New numbers page: Moksha

New time pages:
- Sinitic languages (Cantonese, Mandarin and Taiwanese)
- Hebrew, Hungarian, Japanese

New recordings of the: Tower of Babel in Spanish

30th March

New language: Dagaare

New phrases page: Newari / Nepal Bhasa

New con-script: Nail Script

New time telling pages in:
- Celtic languages (Irish, Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Breton, Cornish and Welsh)
- Germanic languages (Afrikaans, Dutch, German (Hochdeutsch), German (Berlinisch), Luxembourgish, Norwegian (Bokmål) and Swedish)
- Indo-Iranian languages (Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu)
- Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish)
- Slavic languages (Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak)
- Greek, Tagalog, Turkish, Yoruba

23rd March

New con-script: Vremisian

New phrases page: Lozi

New numbers page: Aymara

New Tower of Babel translations: Hrangkhol, Karbi, Lamba and Chang

New articles:
- Pros and cons of learning a language "in classroom"
- Translating a website: mistakes to avoid
- 5 biggest challenges of learning English

New recordings: Punjabi phrases

16th March

New languages: Paicî and Xârâcùù

New articles:
- The benefits of learning a second language
- What's in a Name?

9th March

New language: Ndrumbea

New numbers page: Cuyonon

New Tower of Babel translations: Gangte and Nunggubuyu

New article: Family Matters

2nd March

New language: Bundjalung

New articles:
- Difficulties Faced in Legal Document Translation
- Why Foreign Languages Can Help Us Better Understand English

New multilingual page: Computer parts in various languages

New songs: A Gnu in My Shoe and How many roads?

Improved page: Klingon phrases

23rd February

New language: Teleut

New numbers page: Shor

New Tower of Babel translation: Gumatj

New songs in Finnish: Kulkuset (Jingle Bells) and Jouluyö, Juhlayö (Silent Night)

New article: 10 Words English Language Wouldn't Have Without Shakespeare

Improved page: Brazilian Portuguese phrases

16th Feburary

New language: Cuyonon

New numbers pages: Teleut, Ulch

New page: Names of zodiac signs in various languages

New article: How To Stay Motivated When Learning A 2nd Language: Tips And Quotes

9th February

New languages: Kikuyu and Llanito

New article: Can A Dog Reach A Toddler's Level of Language Acquisition?

New Tower of Babel translations: Dungan, Ifugao and Nanti

2nd February

New language: Ajië

New Tower of Babel translations: Bulu, Kim, Mundang, Northwest Gbaya, Tupuri

New articles:
- Learning a New Language? Don't Forget the Teacher!
- The Keys to Improving Language Education

Improved page: Armenian

26th January

New languages: Aklan and Ulch

New numbers pages: Iloko and Rapa Nui

New articles:
- How Early Should We Teach Kids A Second Language?
- Tips To Get The Most Out Of Paid Language Classes On Skype

New recordings: Albanian phrases

19th January

New con-script: Code Script

New adapted script: Lithuanian Cyrillic alphabet

New recordings: Tower of Babel in Modern Greek

New article: Is it better to learn a language in a class or on your own?

12th January

New numbers pages: Hunzib and Tsakhur

New kinship page: Finnish

New articles:
- Learning the Local Language Can Help Immigrants Integrate Into Their New Home
- Exciting Careers Where Language Skills Are Vital

New page: About the Omniglot logo

5th January 2014

New con-script: Ālḵavat Yat-Vṛḵaẕīkam

New Tower of Babel translation: Altay

New numbers page: Lezgi

New kinship pages: Bengali and Hindi

Happy New Year!

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