Omniglot News (05/02/23)

Here’s the latest news from the world of Omniglot.

There are new language pages about:

  • Tchaman, a Kwa language spoken in southern Ivory Coast / Côte d’Ivoire
  • Mbato (Nghlwa), a Kwa language spoken in the southeast of Ivory Coast.
  • Adele (Gɩdɩrɛ), a Kwa language spoken in central Togo and southeastern Ghana.

New constructed script: Tamiki, which was created by Damian Izrullah Bin Abdullah to write Tamiki, Adaki and Yusrian-Animan, which are constructed languages he is also creating

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There are new numbers pages in:

  • Eastern Pwo Karen (ဖၠုံ‎), a Karenic language spoken in Myanmar and Thailand.
  • Kanakanavu, a Southern Tsouic language spoken in Namasia District of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan.
  • Eyak (dAXunhyuuga’), a Na-Déné language that was once spoken in south eastern Alaska and which is being revived.

New Tower of Babel translations

  • Wamey, a Senegambian language spoken in Guinea and Senegal.
  • Baka, a Central Sudanic language spoken in South Sudan.
  • Bahnar, a North Bahnaric language spoken in Vietnam.
  • Gagauz, Turkic language spoken mainly in southern Moldova, southwestern Ukraine and northeastern Bulgaria.

On the Omniglot blog this week we have a post about Gossipy Cancans, and the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:

Here’s a clue: this language is spoken in East Africa.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was
Puyuma (Pinuyumayan), a Formosan language spoken in Taitung County in the southeast of Taiwan.

In this week’s Adventure in Etymology we’re getting all trivial and petty and looking into the origins of the word Quibble.

On the Celtiadur blog there are new post about Burdensome Loads and Fees and Charges.

There’s a new Celtic Pathways podcast about words for Baskets and related things in Celtic languages.

I also made improvements to the Western Apache language page.

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