Omniglot News (16/07/23)

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

There are new language pages about:

  • Dharawal, a Pama-Nyungan language spoken in New South Wales in Australia.
  • Chungli Ao (Chùnglì Ahw), a Kuki-Chin-Naga language spoken in Nagaland in the northeast of India.
  • Chumburung (Kyo̱ŋbo̱ro̱ŋ), a North Guang language spoken in northern Ghana.

New adapted script: Esperanturduo (ےسپےرانتوردوؤ), a way to write Esperanto based on the Arabic script for Urdu devised by Elija Vesna.

چیوئ ہؤمؤئ ےستاس دےناسکے لیبےرائ کائ ےگالائ لاع دیگنؤ کائ رائتؤئ. یلی پؤسےداس راٹیؤن کائ کؤنسٹیےنٹؤن، کائ دےڤوس کؤندوتی ونو ال الیا ےن سپیریتؤ دے فراتےٹؤ.

New numbers pages:

  • Chumburung (Kyo̱ŋbo̱ro̱ŋ), a North Guang language spoken in northern Ghana.
  • Kiliwa (Koléew Ñaja’), a Yuman-Cochimí language spoken in Baja California in northern Mexico.
  • Shuswap (Secwepemctsín), a Salishan language spoken in central and southern British Columbia in Canada.
  • Chippewa (Ojibwemowin), an Algonquian language spoken in Michigan and North Dakota in the USA.
  • Kickapoo (Kikapú), an Algonquian language spoken in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas in the USA, and in Coahuila in Mexico.

On the Omniglot blog there’s a post about the word Attic and related things, and there’s the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:

Here’s a clue: this language is spoken in Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa in the USA.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Penrhyn (reo tongareva), an Eastern Polynesian language spoken on Penrhyn atoll in the Northern Cook Islands.

There are new Celtiadur posts about words for Thirty and Twenty and related things in Celtic languages.

In this week’s Adventure in Etymology we look into the origins of the the word Fire and related things, and find out how it’s connected to words like furze, purge and pyre.

In other news, I wrote and recorded a new song about Time this week that goes something like this:

I forgot to mention in the podcast, but this is in fact the 100th episode of this newscast.

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