10 thoughts on “Language Quiz

  1. There’s something about the timbre of the voice as well as a few sounds that make me think it is from the Indian subcontinent but I can’t be sure. Oddly enough, when I hear people on here talking I try to picture in my mind what they look like. That sometimes helps on what I decide as to the language family. Just an odd habit I have!

  2. I’m pretty sure I’ve heard this shouting before in a sample of Huli, from Hela Province in Papua New Guinea

  3. I just checked on Huli and they had a man telling the story of the Prodigal Son. It s certainly sounds like the very same recording.

  4. I think I hear some reduplication.

    This language also appears to have /gʷ/, /ɲ/ and /λ/. We do not have enough information to determine whether these are phonemic or allophonic.

  5. If it’s not from the Australian continent then I think it’s Niger-Congo, and I don’t think it’s Bantu because Bantu languages tend to have simpler syllable structure. No idea more specific than non-Bantu Niger-Congo

  6. It’s something from either West Africa or the Sahel, geographically sandwiched between Bantu and Semitic and Amazigh

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