Here’s a recording in a mystery language.
I think it’s African (possibly Bantu?) but there seems to be so many vowel sounds maybe it’s Polynesian?
The phonotacticcs sound Austronesian.
I don’t think this is Polynesian, Hank – because
1. I hear sounds that Polynesian languages normally do not exhibit (labialised m, palatal ɲ, affricates),
2. there are a few consonant clusters and
3. I do not understand or recognise a word in this song, except “lila” which could be anything, including German …
Austronesian is possible, though.
One of the reasons I love these quizzes so much is to get the ideas and gain knowledge from other people who find languages as interesting as I do.Thanks for your comment, Emmanuel.
For me it’s Bantu for sure, and I lean towards the area of Malawi or Mozambique, it could be Chichewa, Nyanja or Jao.
Confirmed.Thinking that it could be Chichewa I have looked on the internet and I have seen that it is a traditional song sung by Britta.
The answer is Chichewa(Chicheŵa), a Bantu language Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Bostwana.
The recording comes from YouTube:
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