Omniglot News (06/08/23)

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

There are new language pages about:

  • Thai Song (ꪩꪱꪫꪶꪎ꫁ꪉ / ลาวโซ่ง), a Southwestern Tai language spoken in central Thailand
  • Oroko, a Bantu language spoken in southern Cameroon.
  • Ninde, a Southern Oceanic language spoken in central Vanuatu.

New fictional script: Sheikah, which is used to write English and Japanese in the games The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

Sample text in Sheikah (in Japanese)

New numbers pages:

  • Kupsabiny, a Southern Nilotic language spoken in eastern Uganda.
  • Ludic (lüüdin kiel’), a Finnic language spoken in part of the Republic of Karelia in Russia
  • Qashqai (Qaşqay dili), a Western Oghuz Turkic language spoken mainly in the Fars region of Iran.
  • Western Yugur (yoɣïr lar), a North East Turkic language spoken in Gansu Province in northwestern China.
  • Ili Turki (İlı turkeşi), a Turkic language spoken in northwestern China and Kazakhstan.

On the Omniglot blog there’s a post entitled Smiling Hum about the Finnish word hymy (smile), and related words, 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 Colombia

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Gawwada, a Cushitic language spoken in southern Ethiopia.

There’s a new Celtiadur post about words for Blind and related things in Celtic languages, and I made improvements to the post about words for Kings and related things.

In the Celtic Pathways podcast we uncover the Celtic roots of the word Cream.

In other news, I went to two French conversation groups this week – the usual one on Thursday night in Bangor, and another one on Wednesday night in Dinas Dinlle. It was nice to meet some new people and to see a place I hadn’t been to before.

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