Omniglot News (31/10/21)

There are three new language pages on Omniglot this week:

  • Makurap (Afséksta), a Tupari language spoken in state of Rondônia in western Brazil.
  • Sokoro (soŋoroŋ), an East Chadic language spoken in the Guéra Region of central Chad.
  • Valencian (valencià), a Western Catalan dialect/language spoken mainly in the Valencian Community in eastern Spain.

There’s a new numbers page in Sokoro.

There are two Celtiadur posts: one about words for Courts and Forts and one about words for Beaches and Shores in Celtic languages.

This week on the Omniglot blog there’s a post about whether the grass is really greener on the other side and related idioms in various languages, and the usual Language Quiz.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Marathi (मराठी), a Southern Indo-Aryan language spoken mainly in the state of Maharashtra in the west of India.

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

There’s a new episode of the Radio Omniglot Podcast about Gamification of language learning, particularly in apps like Duolingo.

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