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.
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’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.
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