Language Quiz 12 February 202311 February 2023 By Simon Here’s a recording in a mystery language. Do you know or can you guess the language?
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The timbre of the voice makes me think it is a language from Central America or maybe from the Amazon jungle.
I tend to agree with Hank.
Is it cheating if we ask native speakers I wonder? I sent this link to a friend and he says it’s similar to his native language and he can pick out some words. Following the tradition of hiding spoilers with the Georgian alphabet, I think this is a language closely related to ბრიბრი spoken in კოსტარიკა.
That would be in line with Hank’s guess.
For me, even nicer than being able to figure out some of these languages on a weekly basis is the camaraderie I experience every time with folks who are as smitten with language study as I am. Add to that, the politeness of going so far as to write down a guess in another alphabet so as not to spoil all our fun is priceless. I feel as if I am among a group of very special friends.
The language is Tlapanec (Me̱ꞌpha̱a̱), an Oto-Manguean language spoken in the State of Guerrero in southern Mexico.
The recording comes from YouTube
Couldn’t agree more with you Hank. Also, now I can’t figure out why my Bribri friend thought he could hear some familiar words in a language spoken nowhere near Costa Rica😂 Will investigate…..