Omniglot News (12/06/22)

This week there are new language pages about:

  • Gawar Bati (گواربتی بݰہ), a Dardic language spoken in northeastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.
  • Huaylla Wanca Quechua (Wanka Nunashimi), a Central Quechua language spoken in central Peru.
  • Sakaizaya, an East Formosan language spoken in northeastern Taiwan.

There’s a new constructed script called Arwo Wanco, which is based on arrow shapes and was created by Nikolaj Østermark Hansen to write a fictional language called Wessaic that he also created.

Arwo Wanco

There’s a new adapated script called Armerican (Ա·րմէրի՛կե՛ն), which is a way to write indigenous American languages such as Choctaw, Halkomelem and Inuktitut with the Armenian alphabet devised by Marc Harder.

Sample text in Inuktitut in Armerican
Ինւլւկտա՜տ ինւ՜լիսա՜ն՜·ւղպւտ նան·մինի՜րւն·նասիմաղաղռւտիկ այ՜իգի՜ն·միգլւ իլիտարիյաւյ՜ւտսիաղաղռւտիգլւ պիյւն·նաւտիտաւղաղռւտիկ․ Իսւմակսաղսիւրւն·նատսիարնիրմիկ ինւ՜տսիարւտիգիյարլւ պիլիղտւն·աւտ՜ւտ, ասիան՜·ւրնւլ՜ւ իլիւրնիրվիղատիգի՜տ՜արւկսարիաղարալւաղպւտ ղատան՜·ւտիգի՜ղ՜ատիգի՜տ՜ւտ անիրնիղսա՜րնի․

There are a new numbers pages in: Egyptian Arabic (مصرى), and Ayacucho Quechua (Chanka runasimi), a Southern Quechua language spoken in southern Peru.

There’s an Omniglot blog post called Short On, which is about some differences between British and American English, and related words in Japanese, and the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:

Here’s a clue: some uncommon letters and lots of accents are used when writing this language.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Skolt Sámi (sääʹmǩiõll), an Eastern Sámi language spoken mainly in northern Finland, and in northwestern Russia.

There’s a new Celtiadur post are about words for Copper and related things in Celtic languages.

In the Adventure in Etymology we’re looking into the origins of the word roof.

I made some improvements to the Kutchi language page as well.

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