Omniglot News (08/05/22)

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

The new language pages this week are about:

  • Bagri (बागड़ी), a Rajasthani language spoken in the northwest of India and in eastern and southern Pakistan.
  • Mewari (मेवाड़ी), a Rahashtani language spoken mainly in northwestern and central India, and also in southern Pakistan.
  • Eastern Pwo Karen (ဖၠုံ‎), a Karenic language spoken in southern Myanmar and northern Thailand.
  • Aloápam Zapotec (tizha’), a Zapotecan language spoken in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico.

There are a new numbers pages in:

  • Aloápam Zapotec (tizha’) – see above.
  • Huasteco (Teenek kaaw), a Mayan language spoken mainly in the states of San Luis Potosi and Veracruz in southern Mexico.
  • Burushaski (بروشسکی‎), a language isolate spoken in northern Pakistan and northern India.

There’s a new article entitled: Three Scottish Gaelic dialects and their possible relationship to ancient history.

There’s an Omniglot blog post about Japanese words for Smile 🙂😃😄😎🙃 and related things, 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 Bezhta (бежкьалас миц), a Northeast Caucasian language spoken mainly in southwestern Dagestan in the southwest of the Russian Federation, and also in eastern Georiga.

There are new Celtiadur posts are about words for Bolts and Locks, Heather and related things in Celtic languages.

In the Adventure in Etymology this week we find out what connects frolics and frogs in an adventure called Frolicking Frogs 🐸

I also made improvements to the S’gaw Karen language page.

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