Language Quiz 12 May 2019 By Simon Here’s a recording in a mystery language. Can you identify the language, and do you know where it’s spoken?
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Based purely on the accent I’ll guess a language spoken in the Philippines.
I agree. Sounds sort of Spanish with some nasal sounds that appear to be of Phillipine-type origin.
I would have guessed an Indian language, but I’m not too familiar with Pacific languages so it seems I may be out-voted 🙂
My guess is something in the Malay archipelago/East Indies. Can’t tell for sure if it’s a Philippine language, as previous commenters have guessed, but that is plausible. Just based on the prevalence of centralized vowels, and the more retroflex-like /d/, I would have guessed something closer to Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula though.
I believe it’s a dialect of Bahasa Melayu or at least closely related. I picked up some words that sound Bahasa Melayu or Indo. “pertama di lang…” “yang baru”. If it was Philippines it might be from the south, as I speak Tagalog and 2 other northern Philippine language and they do not sound like it. 😉
It’s an Indonesian language, but not Indonesian. I think they’re saying “bahasa Inggris” and “bahasa Indonesia” (English language and Indonesian language) at the beginning and then maybe explaining how whatever this is is different from Indonesian. There are a other words that are close to Indonesian/Malay. Going to guess the Minangkabau language of West Sumatra.
The answer is Acehnese (Bahsa Acèh), a Chamic language spoken in Aceh in Sumatra in Indonesia.
The recording comes from YouTube: