Omniglot News (22/10/23)

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

There are new language pages about:

  • Lavukaleve, a Central Solomons language spoken in the Russell Islands in the Central Province of the Solomon Islands.
  • Cocama (Kokáma), a Tupi-Guarani language spoken mainly in northwestern Peru, and also in Brazil and Colombia.
  • Nùng, an Central Tai language spoken mainly in northeastern Vietnam, and also in southern China.
  • Cua – an East Bahnaric language spoken in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam.
  • Ta’Oi (ຕາໂອ້ຍອ໌‎) – a Katuic language spoken in southern Laos and central Vietnam.

Also this week, the number of language profiles on Omniglot reached 1,900! Which seems like a bit of an achievement. It’s now at 1,903.

New numbers pages:

  • Cocama (Kokáma), a Tupi-Guarani language spoken mainly in northwestern Peru, and also in Brazil and Colombia.
  • Paicî, a New Caledonian language spoken on the east coast of New Caledonia.
  • Cèmuhî, a Northern New Caledonian language spoken in the North Province of New Caledonia.

Meanwhile on the Omniglot blog we ask ‘How much is a smidgen? How about a tad, dash, drop or pinch?’ in a post entitled Just a Smidgen, 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 southwestern China and eastern Myanmar (Burma).

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Lule Sámi (julevsámegiella), a Western Sámi language spoken in Norway and Sweden .

There’s a new Celtiadur post about words for Size & Quantity and related things, and I improved the post about words for Good, Left & North

In this week’s Adventure in Etymology, we untangle the ruddy roots of the word Robust.

I also made improvements to the Georgian numbers page.

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