Omniglot News (08/08/21)

This week’s new languages are: Uduk, Bardi, Kumandy and Lun Bawang

  • Uduk (‘Twāmpā) – a Nilo-Saharan language spoken in Sudan and South Sudan.
  • Bardi – a Western Nyulnyulan language spoken in the Kimberley region in the north of Western Australia.
  • Kumandy (куманды) – a Northern Altai language spoken mainly in the Altai Republic and Altai Krai in the south of the Russian Federation.
  • Lun Bawang (Buri’ Lun Bawang) – a North Bornean language spoken in Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.

There’s a new phrases page in Tuvan (тыва дыл), a Turkic language spoken in the Republic of Tuva in Siberia in the south of the Russian Federation.

There’s a new numbers page in Wichita (Kirikir’iis), a Northern Caddoan language that was spoken in Caddo County in Western Oklahoma in the USA, and which is currently being revived.

There’s a new article about How to Learn a Language Using Stories.

This week’s Omniglot blog posts were about Funny Grips, and the usual language quiz.

The answer to last week’s language quiz was Arakanese (ရခိုင်ဘာသာ), a Burmese language spoken in Rakhine state in the southwest of Burma/Myanmar.

This week’s Celtiadur post was about hurdles, fences and related words.

This week’s Adventure in Etymology looks at the origins of the word circle.

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