Omniglot News (11/09/22)

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

There are new language pages about:

  • Isthmus Mixe (Ayüük), a Mixe-Zoque language spoken in Oaxaca in southern Mexico.
  • Isan (อีสาน), a Lao-Phuthai language spoken in the Isan region in northeastern Thailand.

There are new numbers pages in:

There’s a new family words page in: Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ), a Mon-Khmer language spoken mainly in Cambodia, and also in Vietnam and Thailand.

There’s a new adapted script: Tengwar for Kurdish, a way to write Kurmanji Kurdish with Tolkien’s Tengwar alphabet devised by Ersen Yeşer.

Article 1 of the UDHR in Kurdish in the Tengwar alphabet

There’s an Omniglot blog post called Sleep like a …, about idioms for sleeping well, such as sleep like a log, and the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:

Here’s a clue: this language is spoken in Alaska, and he’s talking about repairing fishing nets.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was
Dagaare, a Gur language spoken in Ghana and Burkina Faso.

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

There’s an episode of the Celtic Pathways podcast about words for Wagons and Carts.

In the Adventure in Etymology we delve into the origins of the word nostril, and find out how it’s connected to such words as hood and heed.

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