Here’s the latest news from the world of Omniglot.
This week there are new pages about:
- Gogo (Cigogo), a Bantu language spoken mainly in the Dodoma Region in central Tanzania.
- Kuria (Igikuria), a Bantu language spoken in Tanzania and Kenya.
- Gusii (EkeGusii), a Bantu language spoken mainly in Kenya and also in Tanzania.
There are two new scripts for Karbi, a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in northern India. These are: Arleng / Karbi alphabet, which was created by Sarthe Teron Milik
and Karbi Mek’lek, which was invented by Ripu Rahang:
There’s a new constructed script for Malay called Humaira, which was invented by Abdul Latif Hamidin and is based on the Jawi (Arabic) script for Malay.
There are a new numbers pages in:
- Lakota (Lakȟótiyapi) and Dakota (Dakhótiyapi), Siouan languages spoken in parts of the USA and Canada.
- Gusii (EkeGusii), a Bantu language spoken in Kenya and Tanzania.
The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Kosraean (Kosrae), a Micronesian language spoken in Kosrae State in the Federated States of Micronesia.
In the Adventure in Etymology this week we look into the origins of the word anniversary, as yesterday was my birthday, or the anniversary of my birth, and anniversary is etymologically more interesting than birthday.