Here are the latest developments on the Omniglot websites.
This week there are new language pages about:
- Tawbuid (Batangan / Bangon), a South Mangyan language spoken in the centre of Mindoro Island in the Mimaropa region of the Philippines.
- Ambala (Ayta Ambala), a Sambalic language spoken in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines.
- Hatang Kayi, a Central Philippine language spoken in the provinces of Quezon and Rizal on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.
There’s a new adapated script: Greek Arabic (Αλ-γ̲αραπυιιατȣ λ-ιωνάνυιιαχ̌), a way to write Arabic with the Greek alphabet devised by Mohammad Shakeb Baig.
There are new numbers pages in:
- Andi (къIaваннаб мицци), a Northeast Caucasian language spoken in Dagestan in the Russian Federation.
- Kodava, (ಕೊಡವ ತಕ್ಕು), a Dravidian language spoken in Karnataka state in southern India.
- Aheri Gondi, a South-Central Dravidian language spoken in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Telangan.
There’s a new article about Ancient language and extra-Indo-European language in Britain.
The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Dovahzul, or the Dragon Language, a constructed language that appears in some of the Elder Scrolls series of video games. The recording was from an original song called Vokul Fen Mah (Evil Will Fall) by Malukah, a wonderful singer-songwriter from Mexico.
Another version of this song with Malukah and Peter Hollens:
The Adventure in Etymology this week tries to see the wood for the trees by looking into the origins of the word wood.