Omniglot News (29/01/23)

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.

Sample text in Batak Angkola

New adapted script: Beomeouija (범어의자), a way to write Sanskrit using the Korean Hangeul script devised by Adnaan Mahmood.

살ᄫᅦ ᄆᅼ나ᄫᅼᇹ ᄉᆖᄫᅡ단ᄃᆖᄅᆣᇹ 사묻반ᄂᅼᇹ ᄫᅡᆯ단데 아비 차 ᄁᅷ라ᄫᅡᄄᆖᄋᆖᇶ싸 아ᅂᅵᄀᆣᄄᆖᄋᆖᇶ싸 짜 사ᄆᅼᄂᅼᇹ 에ᄫᅡ ᄫᅡᆯ단데. 에데 살ᄫᅦ 쩨다ᄂᅼ-달가-싹디ᄋᆖᇸᅌᅡᆼ 수삼반ᄂᅼᇹ 산디. 아비 자 살ᄫᅦ비 빤ᅂᅮᄃᆖᄫᅡ ᄈᆣᄫᅡ나ᅌᅼ 바랏바랑 ᄫᆖᅌᅡᄫᅡ하란두.

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.

In this week’s Adventure in Etymology we’re seeking a safe haven and other peaceful places.

On the Celtiadur blog there’s a new post about the words Region and Country and related things in Celtic languages.

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.

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