Here’s the latest news from the world of Omniglot.
There are new language pages about:
- Dangme, a Kwa language spoken in southeastern Ghana.
- Foodo (Fóodo), a Kwa language spoken mainly in northern Benin.
- Nkonya (Nkunyá), a Kwa language spoken in southeastern Ghana.
New constructed script: Harahap – Toge Na Rata, which was created by Pardomuan Harahap is an alternative way to write Batak languages, and also Indonesian and English.
New adapted script: Beomeouija (범어의자), a way to write Sanskrit using the Korean Hangeul script devised by Adnaan Mahmood.
There’s a new phrases page in: Dangme, a Kwa language spoken in the southeast of Ghana.
There are new numbers pages in:
- Dangme, a Kwa language spoken in the southeast of Ghana.
- Ottawa (Nishnaabemwin), a dialect of Ojibwe spoken in southern Ontario in Canada and northern Michigan in the USA.
- Chinook Jargon (chinuk wawa), a pidgin/creole trade language that was used in the Pacific Northwest of the USA and Canada.
On the Omniglot blog this week we’re putting a Dampener things, and looking into the origins of the English word dampener and the French word gâcher (to spoil, ruin, waste), and there’s the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:
Here’s a clue: this language is spoken in Taiwan.
The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was
Sranan (Sranan Tongo), an English-based Creole spoken in Suriname.
There’s a new Celtic Pathways podcast about words for Rivers and related things in Celtic languages.
I also made improvements to the Limburgish numbers page.