Omniglot News (28/08/22)

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

We have some new adapted and constructed scripts this week:

Tiukigul (튜키글), a way to write Turkish with the Korean Hangul script created by Adiljan Barat.

Sample text in Tiukigul

Göktürkçe, an alternative way to write modern Turkish with the Old Turkish (Göktürk) alphabet devised by Gökbey Uluç.

Sample text in Göktürkçe

Scorapice Shorthand, a way write English with Russian shorthand devised by Anatole Fiodorov.

Sample text in Scorapice

Ka Hakalama Hou, an alternative way to write Hawaiian created by Seth Van Middlesworth.

Sample text in the Ka Hakalama Hou

There are new language pages about:

  • Mampruli (Ŋmampulli), a Gur language spoken in northern Ghana.
  • Frafra (ninkãrɛ / gʋrnɛ / fãrfãre), a Gur language spoken in northern Ghan and southern Burkina Faso.
  • Jian’ou (建甌事 / Gṳ̿ing-é-dī), a variety of Northern Min spoken in Jian’ou city in northern Fujian province in the southeast of China.

New phrases page: Oromo (Afaan Oromoo), a Cushitic language spoken in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Egypt.

There are new numbers pages in:

  • Tai Nuea (ᥖᥭᥰ ᥖᥬᥲ ᥑᥨᥒᥰ), a Southwestern Tai language spoken mainly in Yunnan province in the southwest of China. /li>
  • Mossi (Mòoré), a Gur language spoken in Burkina-Faso, Mali and Togo.
  • Mampruli (Ŋmampulli)

There a new version of the Tower of Babel story in Mampruli.

There’s a new article about The Scottish Gaelic dialects of St Kilda.

There’s an Omniglot blog post about the expression Six Ways to Sunday, which means ‘in every possible way/direction’, and the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:

Here’s a clue: this language is spoken in northern Thailand.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was North Slavey (Sahtúotʼı̨nę Yatį́), a Northern Athabaskan language spoken in the District of Mackenzie in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

There are new Celtiadur posts are about words for Servants, Bareness and related things in Celtic languages.

There’s an episode of the Celtic Pathways podcast about words for Servant and related people.

In the Adventure in Etymology we unpeel the origins of the word library, and find out how it’s connected to such words as lobby and lodge.

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