Omniglot News 2017

31st December

New language: Värmlandic

New adapted scripts: Belarulacinka and Nuigul

New numbers page: Värmlandic

New time page: Värmlandic

24th December

New languages: Bulu, Fang and Tboli

New phrases page: Westrobothnian

New numbers pages: Soranî Kurdish, Mandinka, Pashto and Tboli

New Tower of Babel translations: Cacua and Pashto

New article: The Surprising Benefits of Learning a New Language

17th December

New languages: Candoshi-Shapra, Domari and Kashibo

New constructed script: Kjaalekul

New phrases page: Jamaican

New numbers pages: Domari, Moma-Kulawi, Sobei and Tado-Lindu

New article: Igbo Wedding Traditions

New Tower of Babel translation: Värmlandic

New versions of Jiggle Bells in: Hungarian and Slovak

10th December

New languages: Jru, Nomatsiguenga and Páez

New constructed script: T̹ejý

New numbers pages: Balti, Oromo and Tibetan

3rd December

New languages: Mashan Miao, Qo Xiong, Soyot and Udege

New phrases pages: Cheyenne and Laz

New numbers pages: Huichol and Soyot

26th November

New languages: Hmong Njau, Hmu and Luobohe Miao

New numbers pages: Burmese and Jèrriais

New articles:
- Vietnamese cuisine, gastronomy and beverages
- The 5 Best Practices for Raising a Bilingual Baby

Improved pages: Buhid, Hanunó'o and Tagbanwa

19th November

New languages: Cora, Hmong Dau and Huichol

New page: Media

New article: How Introverts Learn Languages

New song: Ukuleles On The Shore

Improved pages: Konkani and Tamil

12th November

New languages: Dananshan Miao and Motu

New constructed script: Finnish Script (suomalainen kirjaimisto)

New numbers pages: Asturian and Motu

New idioms page: Swedish

New links page: Podcasts

5th November

New languages: A-Hmao and Chokwe

New constructed scripts: The Bubblebet and Harah Acèh

New numbers pages: Ivatan and Mapun

New articles:
- 12 of The Longest Words in The World
- 9 Interesting Danish Phrases
- Sarcasm in different languages

New Tower of Babel translation: Bwaidoka

Improved page: Persian numbers

29th October

New language: Isnag

New numbers pages: Isnag and Nepali

New Tower of Babel translation: Isnag

New article: The 7 Best Spanish Apps for Learning Spanish as a Beginner

22nd October

New language: Jaqaru

New adapted script: Ṣəḥəfätä Ǝsəraelawi

New numbers page: Corsican

New Tower of Babel translation: Ge'ez

New articles - 5 Outstanding Career Options for Language Studies Graduates
- Google headphones: The new era of translation

Improved pages: Blin and Pahawh Hmong

15th October

New languages: Ivatan, North Slavey and South Slavey

New numbers pages: Arabic, Aragonese, Sartang and Urdu

Improved pages: Harari, Oromo and Tigre

8th October

New languages: Casiguran Dumagat Agta, Nobiin and Old Nubian

New adapted scripts: Hanguñol and Italian Cyrillic

New numbers pages: Central Sinama, Maguindanao and Romblomanon

New Icelandic pages: colours, idioms, telling the time and terms of endearment

1st October

New languages: Kinaray-a, Miju and Nunggubuyu

New phrases page: Twi

New numbers pages: Afrikaans, Faroese, Casiguran Dumagat Agta and Twi

New article: Mastering the rolled R using the Range Mapping technique

24th September

New writing system: Yugtun

New languages: Central Siberian Yupik, Chelkan and Haisla

New adapted scripts: Maltese Arabic and Spanish Cyrillic

New numbers pages: Chelkan, Norwegian and Swedish

New article: Saussure's Basic Principles of Structural Linguistics

Improved pages: Altay, Central Alaskan Yup'ik and Iñupiaq

17th September

New languages: Apma and Caluyanon

New adapted scripts: Esperanto Cyrillic and Kirillitsunda

New numbers pages: Apma, Danish, Enets, Icelandic and Itelmen

New articles:
- 6 Best Online Translation Tools
- 5 Best Apps For English Teachers

10th September

New language: Hazaragi

New constructed script: Hàn Yīnbīao (汉音标)

New numbers pages: Caluyanon, Komi and Palula

New kinship page: Latvian

New article: Raising a Bilingual Child - Honoring a Heritage

Improved page: Komi language

3rd September

New languages: Niuafoʻou and Wallisian

New phrases page: Rapa Nui

New numbers pages: Kunza, Niuafoʻou, Niuean, Rohingya and Wallisian

New article: A Beginner's Guide to Consonants

Improved page: Kiribati phrases

27th August

New languages: Jingpho, Mualang and Tangkhul Naga

New constructed scripts: Ashkhretsivsqruli and Uarizibuə (世人文)

New phrases pages: Niuean and Tokelauan

New numbers pages: Chiru, Chothe, Gangte, Gottscheerish, Marshallese, Moyon, Mualang, Tangkhul Naga, and Tokelauan

New articles:
_ IT project communication: Making sure developers and customers understand each other
- 5 Ways to Learn a Foreign Language without Investing Much
- The Best Methods to Teach Your Child a Foreign Language
- Spanish and Arabic and their Striking Similarities

Improved page: Swedish

20th August

New languages: Gottscheerish and Wymysorys

New constructed scripts: Antikom and Hanyinwen

New phrases page: Palauan

New numbers page: Inpui

New articles:
- 11 Fascinating Facts about the Czech Language
- Lost in Machine Translation, Adieu Culture
- When Nobody Understands: 3 Interesting Endangered Languages in Eastern Europe

Improved pages: Finnish phrases and Northern Sotho phrases

13th August

New languages: Mon and Safen

New constructed script: Debanish

New family words in: Esperanto

Improved page: Bengali phrases

6th August

New languages: Manggarainese and Suriyani Malayalam

New numbers page: Sylheti

New article: The Three Principles of Grammar in Modern Language Learning

New About the Author translation in: Assamese

30th July

New language: Norfuk

New adapted script: Grespanic

New page of proverbs in: Irish

New Tower of Babel translation: Sylheti

New article: 7 Online tools that can help newbie Translators

Improved page: Veps phrases

23rd July

New adapted script: Ossetian Arabic

New numbers page: Haida

New articles:
- Reviving The Lost Language of Haida Through Film
- Does Language Play a Significant Role in Nursing?
- How to Survive Studying Abroad
- The Silbo Gomero Language

16th July

New languages: Achang and Chang

New articles: - 5 Secrets to Foreign Language Fluency
- The Hemingway App and Writing Clear Online Content
- How to write well in a language you're learning
- 8 ways to expand consciousness by learning languages

9th July

New language: Abui

New numbers pages: Hajong and Phom

New Tower of Babel translation: Ladakhi

New About the Author translation in: Tuareg

New articles:
- Unique Benefits of Having a Language Exchange Partner
- Everything you need to know about learning Chinese

2nd July

New language: Achi

New adapted script: Hangulized English

New numbers page: Yoruba

New article: 3 Ways to Improve Speaking a Foreign Language Online

25th June

New languages: Natchez, Tunica and Tz'utujil

New numbers pages: Angami, Ao Naga, Apatani, Liangmai Naga, Tangam, Tunica and Zakhring

New articles:
- 6 Tips to up your game as a Freelance Translator
- 120+ English Words You Should Never Misuse In Writing
- Interactive Classes as the Future of Language Learning
- How to make the most of an online language course
- History of Swahili

18th June

New pages in writing: North Picene, South Picene

New constructed script: Sipingmato

New numbers pages: Khiamniungan, Khowa, Koireng, Mazatec, Na, Sherdukpen, Singpho

New article: Benefits of Multiple Languages in a Business

11th June

New languages: Bai, Bezhta, Bokar, Pochuri and Yimchungrü

New phrases page: Acholi

New numbers pages: Acholi, Bokar, Milang, Pochuri, Simte and Uyghur

New article: Does teaching your baby sign language delay speech?

4th June

New languages: Chitimacha and Yevanic

New constructed scripts: Gagrite, Menaphite and Verticont

New numbers pages: Muklom, Yimchungrü

New articles:
- The Real Story About How to Learn Spoken French
- About the Stages of Language Learning and How to Take Advantage of Each
- Essential Tips for Teaching Kids a Foreign Language
- Reasons to Learn Scottish Gaelic

New about me page in: Mongolian

New page: My tunes

Improved page: Asturian phrases

28th May

New languages: Biete, Digaro Mishmi, Hmar, Kom, Zou

New constructed script: Absat

New numbers page: Digaro Mishmi, Hmar, Zou

New articles:
- 6 Tips For Acing a Job Interview in a Foreign Language
- 10 Rules for Writing Numbers and Numerals: English vs. French

Improved page: Kurdish

21st May

New languages: Idu Mishmi, Tsimshian and Wantoat

New constructed scripts: Aksara Beringin and Chiri

New numbers pages: Idu Mishmi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Tongva and Tsimshian

New Tower of Babel translation: Zou

New article: How Harry Potter and Anagrams Made for a Tough Translation

14th May

New languages: Anindilyakwa, Saliba, Tongva

New numbers pages: Drehu, Konkani, Navajo, Puroik/Sulung and Tswana

New translation and recording: Tower of Babel in Assamese

7th May

New languages: Lokoya, Lopit and Nisga’a

New numbers pages: Assamese and Jarawa

New articles:
- The Best Language Learning Approach from Translators
- 3 Major Challenges of Learning Chinese

New sample text and recording in: Sylheti

30th April

New languages: ’Auhelawa, Gitxsan, Mutsun

New numbers pages: Azerbaijani, Mutsun, Nheengatu

New articles:
- Incredible German Idioms
- How to Learn Māori: Best Resources
- 3 Creative Ways to Make Money with Your Language Skills
- 7 Reasons Why Moving to USA Is the Best Way to Learn English
- Want to Speak a Foreign Language? Learn How to Meditate
- How to Avoid Phraseme Goofs in Other Languages

23rd April

New languages: Mato, Tami and Teiwa

New numbers pages: Aghul, Makalero and Teiwa

New constructed script: Vavileqel

New adapted scripts: Arabic Greek and Turkish Cyrillic

New articles:
- Common Spanish-English False Friends
- Language Starts in the Womb

16th April

New languages: Guinea-Bissau Creole and Kove

New numbers pages: Dothraki, Klingon and Kove

New article: Perfectionism and Language Learning

Improved page: Bislama phrases

9th April

New languages: Lote, Sikaiana and Sio

New constructed scripts: Lawrlang and Vibro Script

New phrases pages: Erzya and Moksha

New numbers page: Lote, Sikaiana and Sio

New Russian song: Песенка крокодила Гены (Gena the Crocodile's Song)

New article: 5 Reasons Slang is Important for Language Learning

2nd April

New languages: Andoa, Savosavo, Siar

New numbers pages: Savosavo and Wamesa

New article:
- A 5 Step Action Plan to Teach Your Child a Foreign Language

Improved page: Quenya

26th March

New languages: Kuot and Maskelynes

New numbers page: Maskelynes

New articles:
- Log your language victories: Word Rewards
- Listening Productively
- 20 Awesome British Slang Terms You Should Learn Today
- Top 10 Tips for Learning Vocabulary
- Linguistic Tourism: Starting a word log with ‘Cultural Tokens’

New recordings: Greek numbers and Greek time phrases

19th March

New language: Menominee

New numbers page: Rarotongan

New recordings: Gheg Albanian phrases and Yiddish phrases

New articles:
- Why Translators & Interpreters Should Consider Cross-Cultural Training
- How to Start Speaking a Foreign Language

Improved page: Nabataean

12th March

New language: Zigula

New numbers pages: Malayalam and Māori

New recordings: Greek phrases

New articles:
- How to Ensure Proper Language Development in Children
- Spanish is the Language of Happiness

Improved pages: Carian, Kurmanji Kurdish phrases, Loma

5th March

New language: Makonde

New numbers page: Ojibwe

New recordings: Gujarati phrases

New article: Popular English Acronyms Used in Private and Business Messages

Improved pages: Abaza, Basque and Dagaare

26th February

New languages: Hunsrik and Ledo Kaili

New constructed script: Torrnuq Syllabary

New numbers page: Ledo Kaili

New articles:
- 5 Apps to Help You learn Basque
- 5 Creative Writing Exercises Perfect for Spanish Learners

Improved page: Elfdalian phrases

19th February

New language: Serer

New constructed script: Kibat

New adapted script: Welsh Arabic

New numbers page: Hinukh

New weather page: Kadazandusun

New article: 6 Funniest Idioms You Never Knew Exist In The English Language

12th February

New languages: Acheron, Adamaua Fulfulde, Dengebu, Lumun and Tocho

New adapted script: Polish Cyrillic

New phrases page: Dari

New articles:
- Traveling To Countries Where You Don't Know the Language
- Which is the easiest language to learn?

5th February

New languages: Aringa, Avokaya, Chagatai, Keliko, Lugbara, Ma'di, Moru, Munsee, Olu'bo, Salish, Santa / Dongxiang, Wa'di

New adapted script: Tengwar for Arabic

New idioms page: Welsh

New article: How to Indicate Language Proficiency on your Resume

29th January

New languages: Baka, Bongo, Chrau, Jur Modo and Morokodo

New fictional alphabet: Fremen

New constructed script: Gagarit Abada

New numbers pages: Chagatai, Chrau and Kurdish (Kurmanji)

Improved pages: Faliscan, Messapic, Oscan and Umbrian

22nd January

New language: Tulishi

New phrases page: Herero

New numbers page: Cuzco Quechua

New recordings: Coastal Kadazan phrases

New articles:
- Importance of Interpreters in Court Rooms
- 12 Things You Should Have in Mind While Learning Polish

15th January

New languages: Kadugli, Kanga, Katcha, Keiga, Krongo, Kufa, Miri, Tolaki

New constructed script: Etiosi

New phrases page: Mossi

New numbers page: Juhuri

New proverbs page: Juhuri

New article: 6 Handy Dictionary Apps You Can Use To Augment Your Linguistic Skills

New recordings: Central Dusun phrases

8th January

New language: Edo

New constructed script: Shirn Brádulë

New fictional script: Ancient Alphabet

New adapted script: Heļagana / හෙළගන

New section: Weather phrases in Czech, German, Russian and Welsh

New phrases page: Quenya

New numbers pages: Abui, Helong, Kadazandusun, Sambawa, Sawila and Tolaki

New kinship page: Kadazandusun

New recordings: Cebuano phrases and numbers

1st January 2017

New writing system: Lontara Bilang-bilang script

New languages: Lotuko and Narim

New constructed script: Gridika

New phrases pages: Central Dusun and Coastal Kadazan

New numbers page: Paiwan

New article: Why math is the universal language

A Multilingual Happy New Year!

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