Omniglot News (2024) News / 소식

This page lists significant additions and changes to Omniglot with the most recent at the top. The small changes I make every day are too numerous to include here.

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Weekly breakdown of Omniglot News

26th May

New writing system: Sheek Bakrii Saphaloo Script

Sample text in the Sheek Bakrii Saphaloo script

New fictional script: Exception

Sample text in Exception

New constructed script: Formetta

Sample text in Formetta

New language pages: Wichí Lhamtés Vejoz, Wichí Lhamtés Güisnay, Wichí Lhamtés Nocten and Maká

New phrases page: Taíno-Quisqueyanaíqui

New Omniglot blog posts: A Little Alliteration and Language Quiz

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Bills and Gouges

New Celtiadur post: The End

Improved page: Taíno language page.

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19th May

New language pages: Bhaca, Ulumandaʼ and Bambam

New numbers pages: Ulumandaʼ and Bambam

New Omniglot blog posts: Buckling Swashes and Language Quiz

New Adventure in Etymology: Landlubber

New Celtic Cognates page: Names

New Celtiadur post: Glens and Valleys

Improved Celtiadur post: Full

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12th May

New language pages: Teanu, Uneapa (the 2,000th language!) and Nanggu

New adapted script: Turkorece

Turkorece (툴코레제)

New numbers pages: Nawat, Classical Nahuatl and Chakma

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and 2,000 Languages!

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Brio

New Celtiadur post: Bodies

Improved Celtiadur posts: Horses and Strength

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5th May

New language pages: Sa'a, Talise and Santa Cruz

New numbers pages: Lumbu, Lepcha and Santa Cruz

New phrases page: Dogri

New Adventure in Etymology: Dinkus

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Chocolate Peanuts

New Celtiadur post: Meaty Flesh

Improved Celtiadur post: Brown & Dun

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28th April

New language pages: Central Teke, Catio, Pagibete and Kukuya

New constructed script: Pan-Caucasian alphabet

Sample text in the Pan-Caucasian Alphabet script

New numbers pages: Central Teke and Babine-Witsuwit'en

New time page: Swahili

New Omniglot blog posts: Surfing the Mountains and Language Quiz

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Brooms

New Celtiadur post: Barn

Improved Celtiadur posts Brushes and Broom and Grey

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21st April 2024

New language pages: Niuatoputapu-Tafahi, Isinai and Owa

New constructed script: Marubhasha

Sample text in the Marubhasha script

New constructed script: Erm

Sample text in the Erm script

New phrases page: Dogri

New numbers pages: Dogri and Saurashtra

New Adventure in Etymology: Stable Stables

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Ruffled Rifles

New Celtiadur post: Lies and Deceit

Improved Celtiadur post: Bridges

Improved pages: Tindi, Kryts, Kubachi, Budukh, Hunzib and Bagvalal language pages.

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14th April 2024

New constructed script: Ayxanər

Sample text

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

New article: Lights, Camera, Action! Unleash the Power of Movies for Language Learning


7th April 2024

New language pages: Yurutí, Tuyuca, Carapana and Desano

New numbers pages: Midland Mixe and Chorti

New Tower of Babel translation: Midland Mixe

New Omniglot blog posts: Turas Fada (Long Journey), Mr(s) Rumbling and Giving Up

New Celtiadur post: Ploughs

Improved Celtiadur post: Seals and Purple

Improved pages: Mi'kmaq and Guanano language page.

Please note: from 6th-15th April I'll be away from home, mainly on the Isle of Skye doing a course in Scottish Gaelic songs. During this time there will be few, if any, up-dates to this site, blog posts or podcasts, and I probably won't have time to answer all your emails. Things will be back to normal after that.

I'll probably post a few photos on Instagram (@ieithgi).


31st May 2024

New language pages: Ambo-Pasco Quechua, Matsés and Yine

New constructed script: Skyling Script (a script for a fictional language)

Sample text in Skyling Script

New constructed script: Japonesian (an alternative way to write Japanese and Indonesian)

Sample text (Japanese)

New numbers pages: Chuj, Tzotzil and Tzeltal

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Madrugadores (Early Risers)

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Fortified Dunes

New Celtiadur post: Blessings

Improved Celtiadur post: Talkative

Improved pages: Tzotzil, Tzeltal and Kubachi language pages.

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24th March 2024

New language pages: Jibu, Oroha and Neolatin

New constructed script: Script of the All-Seers

Sample text in Script of the All-Seers

New phrases page: Neolatin

New numbers page: Jibu, Kryts, Oroha and Neolatin

New time page: Neolatin

New family words page: Neolatin

New weather words page: Neolatin

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Noodling About Nurdles

New Adventure in Etymology: Noodling About Noodles

New Celtiadur post: Central Hearts

Improved Celtiadur posts: Streets and Ants

New song: Noodling

Simon Ager Noodling

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17th March 2024

New writing system page: Ogan Script

New language pages: Longgu, Ogan and Lop

New numbers pages: Kongo, Northern Ndebele and Lozi

New article: Unlocking the Power of Online Spanish Language Communities

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Whimperatives

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Horny Peaks

New Celtiadur post: Colourful Hues

Improved Celtiadur posts: Mountains and Roads

Improved pages: Soninke language page.

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10th March 2024

New languages: Andoque, Berom and Hdi

New constructed script: Wind-and-Leaf Script

Sample text in Wind-and-Leaf Script

New fictional script: Neo-Chakobsa

Sample text in Neo-Chakobsa

New numbers pages: Berom and Hdi

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Clinking Hardware

New Adventure in Etymology: Shambling Shambles

New Celtiadur post: Thin & Slender

Improved pages: Southern Ndebele, Northern Ndebele, Swati, Tswa and Tsonga

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3rd March 2024

New language pages: Ghomalaʼ, Feʼfeʼ, Lengo and Lau

New constructed script: Fana

Sample text in fana

New numbers pages: Ghomalaʼ, Lengo, Lau

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Overflowing Vases

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Bijou Fingers

New Celtiadur post: Long Distance

Improved Celtiadur post: Fingers and Toes, Silver & Money and Streams and Currents

Improved pages: Paicî and Huambisa language pages.

New song: Colourless Green Ideas

Simon Ager Colourless Green Ideas

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25th February 2024

New language pages: Kwaio, Gela, Arosi and Touo

New constructed script: Thieṛian

Sample text in Thieṛian

New adapted script: Tengwar for Persian

Article 1 of the UDHR in Tengwar Persian

New phrases page: Duala

New numbers page: Duala, Kikuyu, Gela and Arosi

New article: The Role of Language in Thought and Persuasion

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Various Verses

New Adventure in Etymology: Guide

New Celtiadur post: A Bit of Bitterness

Improved Celtiadur posts: Honey and Sweet

Improved page: Duala

New interview with me: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/polyglots-why-languages-are-important

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18th February 2024

New language pages: Mono-Alu, Marovo, Nduke and Babatana

New numbers pages: Hoava, Nduke, Babatana and Nishi

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Fictile Dairymaids

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Needles and Scythes

New Celtiadur posta: Pins & Needles, Muddy Mires

Improved Celtiadur posts: Red and Blue / Black / Dark

Improved page: Mundari Bani script.

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11th February 2024

New languages: Iranun, Onhan and Southern Sorsogon

New phrases page: Gallo

New numbers pages: Onhan and Shompen

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Mud Glorious Mud

New Adventure in Etymology: Quagmire

New Celtiadur posts: Through and Through and Betwixt and Between

Improved Celtiadur posts: Green & Verdant and Blue / Green / Grey

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4th February 2024

New languages: Nishi, Khengkha and Jumli

New constructed script: Wiqa

Sample text in Wiqa

New numbers pages: Khorasani Turkic, Kumandy and Khengkha

New Omniglot blog post: Gatekeeping / Geatóireacht and Language Quiz

New Celtiadur post: Cauldrons and Kettles

Improved Celtiadur posts: Houses and Dwellings and Time & Weather

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Swampy Cauldrons

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28th January 2024

New writing system: Meetei Yelhou Mayek

Sample text in the Meetei Yelhou Mayek

New language pages: Bahing, Jirel and Kahua

New phrases pages: Kabiye, Kabyle and Samogitian

New numbers page: Samogitian

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Duostories and World Endangered Writing Day

New Adventure in Etymology: Storm

New Celtiadur post: Stormy Weather

Improved Celtiadur posts: Black and White

Improved pages: Kabiye and Tartessian language pages.

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21st January 2024

New language pages: Kagate, Chaná and Chocha Ngacha

New constructed script: Sonos

Sample text in Sonos (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

New English spelling system: New Franklin Alphabet

New numbers pages: Korku, Kagate and Tlapanec (Malinaltepec)

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Lady Gunilda

New Celtiadur post: Bees

Improved Celtiadur posts: Lord, Ruler and To Read

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Soft Bogs

Improved pages: Timbisha, Tiwi and Tlapanec language pages.

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14th January 2024

New language: Darmiya, Sengele, Mongo and Gawri

New numbers pages: Sengele, Benga and Kimbundu

New Omniglot blog post: Language Quiz and Interlinguistic Conflicts

New Adventure in Etymology: Procrastination

New Celtiadur post: Modestly Humble

Improved Celtiadur post: Free

Improved page: Bisu

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7th January 2024

New languages: Muinane, Texistepec, Sierra Popoluca and Chimalapa Zoque

New adapated script: Penobscot Syllabics

New numbers pages: Muinane, Texistepec and Chimalapa Zoque

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Lost in the Geese

New Celtiadur posts: Barnacles & Limpets and Dinner

Improved Celtiadur post: Seas

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Barnacle Geese

Improved page: Wayuu language page.

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A Multilingual Happy New Year!

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