Omniglot News (17/04/22)

Here’s the latest news from the world of Omniglot.

This week there are new language pages about:

  • Belhare (आठपहरिया / aṭhpariya), a Kiranti language spoken in Province No. 1 in eastern Nepal.
  • Bantayanon, a Central Bisayan language spoken mainly on Bantayan Island in Cebu Province the Philippines.
  • Pumi (prēn mì), a Qiangic language spoken in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in southwestern China.

Sample text in Kakemoji

There’s a new constructed script called Kakemoji, an alternative way to write Japanese invented by Heesu Kim and based on the Manchu alphabet.

There are a new numbers pages in:

  • Brahui (براوی), a Dravidian language spoken mainly in the Balochistan region of Pakistan.
  • Susu (Sosoxui), a Mande language spoken in Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
  • Kirundi (Ikirundi), a Bantu language spoken mainly in Burundi.

The new Omniglot blog post this week is called Together Living, about words for community and society in Dutch and English, and there’s the usual Language Quiz – see if you can guess what language this is.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Pumi (prēn mì), a Qiangic language spoken in Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces in southwestern China.

The new Celtiadur posts this week are about words for fathers, mothers and related people in Celtic languages.

In the Adventure in Etymology this week we look into the origins of the word pique.

I also made improvements to the following pages: Võro numbers, Susu language, Tower of Babel in Võro, Mandarin Chinese and Classical Chinese, and I have recordings of Võro phrases which I’ll be adding when I have a spare moment or two.

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