Omniglot News (18/09/22)

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

There are new language pages about:

  • Bedawi Arabic (بدوي‎), a variety of Arabic spoken mainly in Egypt and Jordan, and also in Israel, Syria and Palestine.
  • Midland Mixe (Ayüük), a Mixe-Zoque language spoken in the Sierra Norte Region in Oaxaca in southern Mexico.
  • Berba (Byali), a Gur language spoken mainly in northern Benin, and also in Burkina Faso and Togo.

There’s a new phrases page in Basaa (Ɓǎsɔ́ɔ̀), a Western Kru language spoken in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

There are new numbers pages in:

  • Tedim (Tidim), a Kukish language spoken in northwestern Myanmar and northern India.
  • Acehnese (Bahsa Acèh), a Chamic language spoken in Aceh in Sumatra in Indonesia.
  • Dungan (Хуэйзў йүян), a variety of Chinese spoken in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

There’s an Omniglot blog post about Wanderwörter, which are words that have spread to many different languages, often via trade, such as tea, wine and chocolate, and the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:

Here’s a clue: this isn’t French, but it’s closely related to French.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was
Iñupiaq (Inupiatun), an Eskimo-Aleut language spoken in northern Alaska in the USA.

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

There’s an episode of the Celtic Pathways podcast about words for Bells and Clocks, and I improved the Bells and Clocks post on the Celtiadur blog.

In the Adventure in Etymology we explore into the origins of the word campus, and find out how it’s connected to words like campaign and champagne.

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