Omniglot News (27/03/22)

Here is the latest news from Omniglot.

The new language pages this week are:

  • Galo (`Galoo), a Tani language spoken in the states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in the northeast of India.
  • Songe (Kisonge), a Bantu language spoken in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Goral (Górolski), a group of West Slavic dialects spoken in the Goral Lands in southern Poland, northern Slovakia and northeastern Czechia.

There are a new numbers pages in: Southern Ndebele (isiNdebele), Luganda (Oluganda), Comorian (shiKomori) and Tsonga (Xitsonga), which are all Bantu languages.

New page about telling the time and other time-related expressions in: Basque (euskera).

There are new constructed scripts: Siekoo and Quadoo, which are tactile alphabets developed by Alexander Fakoó.

Sample text in the Siekoo alphabet

Sample text in the Quadoo alphabet

There’s new Omniglot blog post entitled Sleeve Monkeys, which is about Dutch and English idioms related to monkeys, sleeves, cats and bags, and the usual Language Quiz – see if you can guess what language this is.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Gciriku (Rumanyo), a Bantu language spoken in Namibia, Bostwana and Angola.

The new Celtiadur posts this week are entitled Festive Feasts and Salt, and are about words for festivals, feasts, banquets, salt and related things in Celtic languages.

In the Adventure in Etymology this week we explore the origins of the English word salt, and discover that words such as salad, salami, salsa, sauce and sausage come from the same root.

I made improvements to the Greek, Basque and Vai language pages, and made a separate page about the Vai syllabary.

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