Omniglot News (13/02/22)

The new language pages on Omniglot this week are:

  • Khorchin (ᠬᠣᠷᠴᠢᠨ), a variety of of Mongolian spoken in the Hinggan League in the east of Inner Mongolia in the north of China.
  • Bugan (Pakan), a Pakanic language spoken in the southeast of Yunnan province in the southwest China.
  • Khamnigan Mongol (ᠬᠠᠮᠨᠢᠭᠠᠨ), a Mongolic language spoken mainly in the Chen Baehru Banner of the Hulunbuir League in the northeast of Inner Mongolia in northern China.

There are two new adapated scripts:

There are new numbers pages in: Wa (Va), Nyah Kur (ญัฮกุ้ร) and Mon (ဘာသာ မန်), which are Austroasiatic languages spoken in Myanmar, Thailand and China.

On the Omniglot blog this week there’s a post about Language Politics, which discusses some criticisms that are often made of minority and endangered languages, and the usual Language Quiz.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Selkup (шӧльӄумыт әты), a Samoyedic language spoken along the River Taz in Siberia in northern Russia.

The Celtiadur post this week is about words for material and related things in Celtic languages.

In the Adventure in Etymology this week we look into the origins of the word paint.

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