Omniglot News (02/01/22)

There are two new language pages on Omniglot this week:

  • Umiray Dumaget, a Philippine language spoken in the southern Luzon in the Philippines.
  • Klata (Bagobo-Klata), a Philippine language spoken in the Davao Region in the southern Philippines.

There’s a new adapated script – lshucid (Ⴇⴐⴊⴘⴓⴚⴈⴃ) – which is a way to write Salishan languages such as Lushootseed and Nuxalk using the Georgian Nuskhuri and Asomtavruli alphabets.

There are new numbers pages in: Xibe and Jurchen, which are both Southern Tungusic languages that are, or were, spoken in northern parts of China.

On the Omniglot blog this week there’s a post about the song Auld Lang Syne, and the usual Language Quiz.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Bhojpuri (भोजपुरी), a Bihari language spoken mainly in India.

The Celtiadur post this week is about words for Ladles and Spoons in Celtic languages.

In the Adventure in Etymology this week we look at the origins of the words new and year.

I also made improvements to the Manchu numbers page, and separated the Georgian pages into one about the Georgian language, and others about the Asomtavruli, Nuskhuri and Mkhedruli alphabets.

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