Here’s the latest news from the world of Omniglot.
There are new language pages about:
- Akkala Sámi (Аһккэла саамь киилл), an Eastern Sámi language that was spoken on the Kola Peninsula in the Murmansk Oblast in the northwest of Russia.
- East (James Bay) Cree (ᐄᔨᔫ ᐊᔨᒨᓐ / Îyiyû Ayimûn), a Cree language spoken around James Bay in northern Quebec in Canada.
- Vitu, a Western Oceanic language spoken on the islands of Big Vitu (Garove) and Mudua in West New Britain Province in Papua New Guinea.
New constructed script: Ladowshand, which was created by Arcee Gonepike as an alternative way to write English
There are new numbers pages in:
- Vitu, a Western Oceanic language spoken in West New Britain Province in Papua New Guinea.
- Yelmek, a Bulaka River language spoken in West Papua in Indonesia.
- Biak (wós Vyak), a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in the Biak Islands in Papua Province in eastern Indonesia.
- Kelabit (karuh Kelabit), a North Bornean language spoken in Sarawak in Malaysia.
There a new translation of the Tower of Babel story in Eastern Arrernte, a Pama-Nyungan language spoken in Central Australia.
On the Omniglot blog there’s a new post about idiomatic ways to say you’re happy in English and Scottish Gaelic called As Happy As A Shoe, and there’s the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:
Here’s a clue: this is a Phippine language, but isn’t spoken in the Philippines
The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Susu (Sosoxui), a Western Mande language spoken in Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Sierra Leone in West Africa.