5 thoughts on “Language Quiz

  1. I’m by no means an expert in languages, nor a scholar. I do speak a number of languages fluently though – one of which German, my mother tongue.
    I’m fairly certain that this is a dialect of some Nordic language, probably Swedish.

  2. It’s obviously Germanic. I heard “gamla” which is Swedish for “old” but I hear sounds that remind me of Dutch. Zeelandic? Can it be a dialect of Danish or Swedish? Elfdalian?

  3. @ Hank Williams: Yes, I’m going with Elfdalian. If I remember correctly, the au diphthong you can hear in the recording is a feature of Old Norse that this language/dialect still preserves.

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