6 thoughts on “Language Quiz

  1. I think that it is Germanic because I can understand bits and pieces of what the lady is saying. Specifically, I’d say that it is a “divergent” form of German, either from Eastern Europe, Northern Italy or Switzerland. This doesn’t narrow it down too much but it could be a clue.

  2. If this is what I think it is, it’s that video of the old lady speaking in Wymysorys talking about her town

  3. I will hedge my bets and say it is either Giottscheerish, Mòcheno or Wymysorys.

  4. Yes, Hank, I am ruling out Switzerland now, because I’d understand more of what she is saying if it was Swiss German – I have lived there for two years when I was a teenager.

  5. The mystery language is Wymysorys (Wymysiöeryś), a West Germanic language spoken in Wilamowice (Wymysoü), a small town in southern Poland.

    The recording comes from YouTube:

  6. Sorry, Simon, the link to the Wymysorys page appears to be broken.

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