5 thoughts on “Language Quiz

  1. Sorry about that It’s difficult to find good recordings in this language, but I have now found one of someone speaking. Refresh/reload the page to hear it.

  2. This is a REAL stretch of several guesses. 1.) Sounds a bit Rumanian? 2.) An Iranian language from the north of Iran? 3.) Some language from the Caucasus? ANYONE’S guess!

  3. I think I hear several instances of the voiceless pharyngeal fricative /ħ/ and the word “al-ħajj”. Iranian languages do not normally contain that sound – except for some varieties of Kurdish – but some Caucasian and many Afro-Asiatic languages such as Berber, Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic and the Modern South Arabian languages of Oman and Yemen do …

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