Omniglot News (07/05/2023)

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

There are new language pages about:

  • Avava, a Southern Oceanic language spoken in central Malekula Island in Vanuatu.
  • Tokunoshima (シマユミィタ), an Amami-Okinawan language spoken on Tokunoshima in the Amami Islands in Kagoshima Prefecture of Japan

There’s a new adapated script: Alphabetum Gothorum, a way to write Latin with the Gothic alphabet devised by Xavier Merica.

Sample text in the Alphabetum Gothorum alphabet

There’s a new numbers pages in: Avava.

There’s a new phrases page in: Romanian Tatar (Tatarșa), a Kipchak Turkic language spoken in Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey, and some new phrases in Shawnee (Sawanwa), an Algonquian language spoken in Oklahoma in the USA.

There are new dates pages in: Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Irish.

There’s a new Omniglot blog post entitled Beautifully Red, in which we find out what links the Finnish word kaunis (beautiful) with words like sheen in English and schoon (clean) in Dutch, and the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:

Here’s a clue: this language is spoken in Oklahoma in the USA.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Achomi (اچُمی), a Southwestern Iranian language spoken mainly in southwestern Iran, and also in Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Qatar and the UAE.

In this week’s Adventures in Etymology we’re telling tales about the origins of the word story.

On the Celtiadur blog there’s a new post about words for One Alone and related things in Celtic languages.

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