Omniglot News (12/11/23)

Omniglot News

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

There are new language pages about:

  • Waorani (Wao Terero), a languge isolate spoken in eastern Ecuador and also in Peru.
  • Lhao Vo (Lhaovo), a Burmish language spoken mainly in northern Myanmar, and also in the southwest of China.
  • Lashi (Lacid), a Burmish language spoken in southwestern China and northeastern Myanmar.
  • Rawang (Rvwàng), a Nungish language spoken mainly in northern Myanmar, and also in southwestern China and northeastern India.

New constructed script: Silabario Amazónico, a syllabic script for indigenous Amazonian and Andean languages created by Juan Casco from Ecuador.

Sample text in Silabario Amazónico

New numbers pages:

  • Kulisusu (Pogau Kolinsusu), a Celebic language spoken mainly on Buton Island in Southeast Sulawesi Province in Indonesia.
  • Tukang Besi, a Celebic language spoken in the Tukangbesi Islands in Southeast Sulawesi Province in Indonesia.
  • Cia-Cia (Bahasa Ciacia / 바하사 찌아찌아), a Celebic language spoken on the Buton, Binongko and Batu Atas islands in Southeast Sulawesi Province in Indonesia.
  • Kurtöp, an East Bodish language spoken in the Lhuntse District in northeast Bhutan.

On the Omniglot blog we explore the question What is Writing?, and there’s a post entitled Tarragon Dragons in which we find out what links the word tarragon with dragons, 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 Bhutan.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Sirmauri (सिरमौरी), a Western Pahari language spoken in Himachal Pradesh in northern India.

In this week’s Celtic Pathways podcast, we’re Holding On to some words about holding and related things in Celtic and other languages.

On the Celtiadur blog there’s a new post called Facing Opposition and related things, and I made improvements to the posts entitled Happy & fortunate and Animals

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