Omniglot News (16/01/22)

Here are details of the latest developments on Omniglot websites and blogs.

The new languages on Omniglot this week are:

  • Southern Qiang (Rrmearr), a Qiangic language spoken in the north of Sichuan Province in the south west of China.
  • Kumzari (لاغة كمزاري), a Western Iranian language spoken mainly in northern Oman, and also in southern Iran.
  • Weitou (圍頭話), a variety of Yue Chinese spoken in southern China, particularly in Shenzhen, and the New Territories of Hong Kong.
  • Alasha (ᠠᠯᠠᠱᠠᠨ), a variety of Mongolian spoken in Inner Mongolia in northern China.

There’s a new constructed script – Featural Lojban Abjad, which is an alternative way to write Lojban devised by Punya Pranava Pasumarty.

There are new numbers pages in: Monguor and Santa and Kumzari.

On the Omniglot blog this week there’s a post about Jargon, and the usual Language Quiz.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Eyak (dAXunhyuuga’), a Na-Dené language that was spoken in south eastern Alaska in USA, and which is being currently being revived.

The Celtiadur post this week is called Mysterious Secrets and looks at words for secret and related things in Celtic languages.

In the Adventure in Etymology this week we’re looking into the strange and unusual origins of the word bizarre.

I also made improvements to the Vietnamese language page.

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