10 thoughts on “Language Quiz

  1. Very Japonic sounding. Okinawan or something like the ones that were listed this past week?

  2. Japonic, I’d say. “Mukashi-mukashi” in Japanese means “a long time ago; in the olden days” (as in fairy tales, for example). A divergent Japanese regional variety perhaps?

  3. Of the four Ryukyuan languages Simon recently posted, only Kikai has , so I think that’s it.

  4. Has [ʑ], you mean? Yeah, I thought of that, too, but if it’s in (southern) Kikai, I can’t find the recording for it, either!

  5. It’s clearly Japonic. It sounds like Kanto to me, the standard Japanese dialect, but I’m not sure.

  6. Simon, the link to Okinoerabu fails, although the page is available.

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