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:
- Roenskrif (ᚱᚢᚾᛋᚲᚱᛌᚠ), a way to write Afrikaans with a version of the Elder Futhark runic alphabet devised by Luan Bierman
- Nahuangul (나완글), a way to write Nahuatl with the Korean Hangeul alphabet.
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.
In the Adventure in Etymology this week we look into the origins of the word paint.