Omniglot News (04/06/23)

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

There are new language pages about:

  • Numèè (Nââ kwényï), a New Caledonian language spoken in the South Province of New Caledonia.
  • Safaliba (Safale̱ba), a Northern Gur language spoken in northwestern Ghana.
  • Western Sisaala (Isaalo), a Southern Gur language spoken in the Upper West Region of northern Ghana.

New adapted script: N’Ko Français (ߣߴߞߏ ߝߙߊߣߛߊߌߛ), which is a way to write French with the N’Ko alphabet that was invented by Elija Vesna.

Sample text in N'Ko Français

New time page in Tamil (தமிழ்), a Dravidian language spoken in southern India, Sri Lanka and Singapore.

New numbers page: Frafra, Western Sisaala and Numèè.

New Tower of Babel text: Durustal, an alternative way to write Uyghur.

There’s a new Omniglot blog post about Semesters and related words, and the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:

Here’s a clue: this language is spoken in Paraguay and Argentina.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Brahui (براوی), a Dravidian language spoken mainly in the Balochistan region of Pakistan.

In this week’s Adventure in Etymology we look into the origins of the word Friend, and find to connections to words like afraid, free and Friday.

There’s a new Celtiadur post called Hexagonal about words for six and related things in Celtic languages.

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