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Here’s the latest news from the world of Omniglot.
New writing system: Basahan, a version of Baybayin script that was used to write Bikol languages until the mid-19th century.
There are new language pages about:
- Mavea, a Southern Oceanic language spoken on the island of Mavea in northern Vanuatu.
- Ske, a Southern Oceanic language spoken in the southwest of Pentecost Island in Vanuatu.
- Lo-Toga, a Southern Oceanic language spoken on the islands of Lo and Toga, which are part of the Torres group of islands in northern Vanuatu.
New page about: Medefaidrin, a language and script that was created in the 1930s by two church leaders in a congregation of Ibibio speakers in southern Nigeria.
Aksara Naon, which was created by Ahmad Syibli as an alternative way to write Sundanese and Indonesian.
New constructed script: Semanggi, which was created by Pardomuan Harahap as an alternative way to write Indonesian.
There are new numbers pages in:
- Lo-Toga, a Southern Oceanic language spoken on the islands of Lo and Toga in northern Vanuatu.
- Lakon, a Southern Oceanic language spoken on Gaua island in Vanuatu.
On the Omniglot blog there’s a post about the Dutch word Ietsiepietsie, which means a little, a little bit, or a teeny tiny bit, and the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:
Here’s a clue: this language is spoken in Canada.
The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was
She (Ho Ne), a Hmong-Mien language spoken in Guangdong Province in southern China.
In this week’s Adventure in Etymology we’re unraveling the origins of the word Wicker.
On the Celtiadur blog there’s a new post about words for Baskets and related things in Celtic languages.
There’s a new Celtic Pathways podcast about words for Hurdles and related things in Celtic languages.
I also made improvements to the Dives Akuru page.
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