Omniglot News (03/08/23)

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

There are new language pages about:

  • Buol (Apadu Vuolo), a Gorontalic language spoken in the Buol Regency in the north of Central Sulawesi Province in Indonesia.
  • Talaud, a North Sangiric language spoken in the Talaud Islands in North Sulawesi Province in Indonesia.
  • Blaan (B’laan), a South Mindanao language spoken in the south of Mindanao Island in the Philippines.

New constructed script: Wave, an alternative script for English designed by Nixon Nguyen for artistic purposes.

Sample text in Wave (All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.)

New phrases page: Blaan (B’laan)

New numbers pages:

  • Blaan (B’laan), a South Mindanao language spoken on Mindanao Island in the Philippines.
  • Keres, a language isolate spoken by the Keres Pueblo people in New Mexico in the USA.

New dates page: Vietnamese

On the Omniglot blog there’s a new post called Sailing Away about words for boatsships> and related vessels, and there’s the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:

Here’s a clue: this language is related to Hungarian.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Wemba Wemba, a Pama-Nyungan language formerly spoken in Victoria in Australia, that is being revived.

There’s a new Celtiadur post about words for Ships and Boats and related vessels in Celtic languages, and I made improvements to the posts about words for Caves and Wide and Broad.

In this week’s Celtic Pathways podcast we delve into the origins of the words for Hollow and related things.

In other news, here’s some Stuff Nonsense, my latest song:

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