Here’s the latest news from the world of Omniglot.
The new language pages this week are about:
- Eton (Ìtón), a Bantu language spoken in central Cameroon.
- Ancash Quechua (Anqas Qichwa), a variety of Quechua spoken in the Department of Ancash in northwestern Peru.
- Kamba (Kikamba), a Bantu language spoken in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania.
There are a new numbers pages in:
- Kamba (Kikamba).
- Dane-zaa / Beaver (Dane-zaa Ẕáágéʔ), an Athabaskan language spoken in parts of British Columbia and Alberta in Canada.
- Karaim (Karay dili), a Turkic language spoken in Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine.
There’s a new constructed script: Shakeel, which is a way to write English, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi and other languages based on Chinese characters and devised by Muhammad Shakeel. It looks like this:
There’s an Omniglot blog post about the origins of the phrase Long Time, No See, and equivalents in Japanese and Chinese, 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 Numanggang, a Finisterre-Huon language spoken in Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea.
I also made improvements to the Võro phrases page, which new includes recordings of all the phrases.