6 thoughts on “Language quiz

  1. Curious one. Possible borrowings from Spanish (“trabajo”?), no signs of aspirated consonants or nasal vowels, and a frequent use of something very close to barred-i. Mesoamerica?

  2. I think the borrowings sound more Portuguese than Spanish but that’s as far as I can say.

  3. Not just “trabajos”, but several other Spanish-sounding words and phrases like “para que” and “cultura”. Also the rhythm and stress pattern suggest Spanish. However, like the previous commenters I can’t go further than that.

  4. Perhaps Tetum, or more specifically Tetun Dili, the lingua franca of Timor-Leste (East Timor).

  5. Or Fa D’ambu aka Annobonese spoken in Equatorial Guinea?
    According to Ethnologue it is a Portuguese based Creole with 10 percent of the lexicon from Spanish.

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