Omniglot News (27/02/22)

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

This week there are new language pages in:

  • Nso (Lamnsɔ’), a Southern Bantoid language spoken in Western Cameroon.
  • Sirenik (Сиӷы́ных), an Eskimo-Aleut language that was spoken in and around Sireniki (Сиреники), a village in the Providensky District of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in the Russian Far East region.
  • Molbog, a Philippine language spoken in the south of Palawan province in the Mimaropa region of the Philippines.

There are a new numbers pages in:

  • Central Siberian Yupik (Юпик), an Eskimo-Aleut language spoken along the coast of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in the Russian Far East region, and on St Lawrence Island in Alasaka.
  • Central Alaskan Yup’ik (Yugtun), an Eskimo-Aleut language spoken in southwestern Alaska in the USA.
  • Yao (chiYao), a Bantu language spoken mainly in Malawai, Tanzania and Mozambique.

I created a separate page for the Hanifi Rohingya script, and made improvements to the Rohingya and Chittagonian language pages.

On the Omniglot blog this week there’s a post called Stellar Stars about some differences between Romance languages, and the usual Language Quiz – see if you can guess what language this is.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Western Cham (Chăm), a Chamic language spoken mainly in Cambodia, and also in Vietnam, Thailand and Laos.

There are Celtiadur posts about words for arrows and druids and related things in Celtic languages.

In the Adventure in Etymology we explore the origins of the word timber.

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