Omniglot News (04/12/22)

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

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Ladowshand

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.

There’s a Celtiadur post about words for Boots and Shoes and one about Foreheads and related things in Celtic languages.

This week we have a joint Adventures in Etymology and Celtic Pathways podcast about the word brogue.

I also made improvements to the Klallam and Koasati language pages.

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