This week’s new languages are: Juang, Ye’kuana and Sandawe.
- Juang (ଜୁଆଙ୍) – a Munda language spoken in Odisha state in eastern India.
- Ye’kuana – a Cariban language spoken mainly in southern Venzuela, and also in northwest Brazil
- Sandawe (Sàndàwé kì’ìng) – a language isolate spoken in the Dodoma Region of central Tanzania.
There’s a new constructed script Thai-ResPriv, an alternative way to write Thai devised by Jay and Pailin Strong.
The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Chulym (ӧс тили), a Siberian Turkic language spoken in the Republic of Khakassia in the south of the Russian Federation.
This week’s Adventure in Etymology looks at the origins of the word distract.