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Here’s the latest news from the world of Omniglot.
The new language pages this week are about:
- Manumanaw Karen, a Central Karen language spoken in the southwest of Kayah State in eastern Myanmar.
- Pa’O (ပအိုဝ်ႏ), a Karen language spoken in Shan, Kayin, Kayah and Mon states in eastern Myanmar.
- Huallaga Quechua (Wallaqa Runashimi), a Central Quechuan language spoken in the Department of Huánuco in central Peru.
There’s a new constructed script: Timescript, which was designed by Jacqui Fashimpur and which uses animation as a critical feature.
There are a new numbers pages in:
- Ancash Quechua (Anqas Qichwa), a Central Quechua language spoken in the Department of Ancash in northwestern Peru.
- Kichwa (Kichwa Shimi), a Northern Quechuan language spoken in southern Ecuador.
There’s also a new phrases page in Kichwa.
There are new articles, in Chinese, about:
- 单音节词根语文字拼音化问题 (Looking at the problem of pinyinization of Chinese characters from the perspective of phonetic and semantic structure)
- 从音义结构看汉字拼音化问题 (Problems of Pinyinization of Monosyllabic Root Words)
There’s an Omniglot blog post entitled Befrogged about some interesting frog-related expressions in Dutch, 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 Nias (Li Niha), a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken on Nias Island and the Batu Islands off the west coast of Sumartra in Indonesia.
There are new Celtiadur posts are about words for Mind & Sense, Chess and related things in Celtic languages.
In this week’s Adventure in Etymology we find out what connects word such as quiet and coy, quit and tranquil in an adventure called Quiet 🤫
I wrote a new song this week: Quiet Please
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