Omniglot News (24/10/21)

There are three new language pages on Omniglot this week:

  • Kawésqar (Afséksta), a language isolate spoken mainly in the village of Puerto Edén on Wellington Island in the Última Esperanza Province of southern Chile.
  • Nambikwara (Kitãulhu), a Nambikwaran language spoken mainly in the state of Mato Grosso in western Brazil.
  • Yaghan (Háusi Kúta), a language isolate spoken on Navarino Island in Antártica Chilena Province in southern Chile.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Yaghan.

There’s a new adapated script: Kagangana, an alternative way to write Indonesian, and other regional languages in Indonesia, using Japanese katakana which was invented by Erlangga Saputra.

There are new numbers pages in Yogad, and Itawis, which are Northern Luzon language spoken in northern Luzon in the Philippines.

There are new Omniglot blog posts entitled Carefully Garrulous, and Bark, Ruffles and Beehives, and the usual Language Quiz.

There are two Celtiadur posts this week: one about words for Islands and one about words for Headlands and Promontories in Celtic languages.

In this week’s Adventure in Etymology we look at the origins of the word adventure.

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