5 thoughts on “Language Quiz

  1. I hear lots of palatalized and velarized consonants, with otherwise simple vowels, no sign of lexical tone, maybe an implosive or two, and possibly some interdental fricatives (like [θ]), or are those just labiodental (like [f])?

    Are we in the western Pacific somewhere? Something Austronesian, I’m thinking…

  2. I think I also heard /oi/, which, if it’s Micronesian, should point to Pohnpaian.

  3. The answer is Mokilese (Mwoakilloa), a Micronesian language spoken in Mokil Atoll in the Pohnpei Islands in Micronesa, and also in the USA.

    The recording comes from YouTube:

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