8 thoughts on “Language quiz

  1. I kept hearing Slavic sounding”tko, bili, ona, etc.” But I also agree with Zeke and it sounds Persian like to me, so I am going to take a guess and go with Azerbaijani.

  2. Compared to other Caucasian languages there seems to be only a narrow consonantal inventory. So, I’m pointing at Laz, related to Georgian and spoken in the US-state of Georgia, hehe.

  3. It’s definitely something heavily influenced by Turkish. That much I am sure of. I hear Turkish words all over the place (“tanışma,” “gibi,” “ama,”…), and I might have even thought it was Turkish if I hadn’t heard those voiced uvular fricatives and [q]’s.

    So yeah, Daydreamer is right. It’s Laz. See 2:00 of Side A on http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C17401.

  4. @Simon – That’s the closest I’ve been in quite a while, it seems….


  5. Daydreamer is indeed right – the answer is Laz (Lazuri nena / ლაზური ნენა), a South Caucasian language spoken in parts of Turkey and Georgia.

    The recording comes from the GRN

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