Here’s the latest news from the world of Omniglot.
There are new language pages about:
- Löyöp, an Oceanic language spoken in the east of Ureparapara Island in northern Vanuatu.
- Lehali (Loli), an Oceanic language spoken in the west of Ureparapara Island in northern Vanuatu.
- Mao (Emela), an Angami-Pochuri language spoken in Manipur and Nagaland the northeast of India.
There are new numbers pages in:
- Aleut (Unangam Tunuu), an Eskimo-Aleut language spoken on the Alaskan Peninsula, and the Aleutian, Pribilof and Commander Islands.
- Ge’ez (ግዕዝ), the classical language of Ethiopia which is still used as a liturgical language by Ethiopian christians and the Beta Israel Jewish community of Ethiopia.
- Ketengban (Oktengban), a Trans-New Guinea language spoken West Papua in Indonesia.
On the Omniglot blog this week there’s a post called Jealous Envy, which is about the differences between the words jealousy and envy, and the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:
Here’s a clue: this language is spoken in the northeast of India and in eastern Nepal.
The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was
Louisiana Creole (Kréyòl La Lwizyàn), a French-based creole spoken mainly in Louisiana in the USA.
I wrote a new song called What Did I Come In Here For? – something that I’m sure many people can relate to.