9 thoughts on “Language Quiz

  1. I’d say a variety of Arabic, or at least a language heavily influenced by it. He seems to mention Africa, so I’m guessing that’s where the language is spoken. No idea what region/country, though.

  2. A lot of parts are embeddings in modern Hebrew, but the whole text is one of the Jewish Arabic dialects, probably Iraqi Jewish Arabic or something very close to that.

  3. I would agree that it is certainly a Semitic language and probably a dialect of Arabic but which one I can’t even guess.

  4. Considering that right now the link is showing a clip of length 0:00, I’d say it was a sign language. 🙂

  5. I agree with Aharoni since I can understand half of what he is saying (“he became religious … so I will go to Africa, to the jungle … all kinds of butterflies” etc.). Interesting case of rather heavy code-switching between some form of Judeo-Arabic and Israeli Hebrew.

  6. There are several varieties of Jewish Arabic, and this one is definitely Iraqi, as I guessed earlier. You can see it in the YouTube comments on this video itself, and also on other videos by the same author.

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