Omniglot News (10/12/23)

There are new language pages about:

  • Yanomamö (Yąnomamɨ), a Yanomam language spoken in southern Venezuela and northwestern Brazil.
  • Bafanji (Chufie’), a Southern Bantoid language spoken in the Northwest Region of Cameroon.
  • Medumba (Mə̀dʉ̂mbɑ̀), a Southern Bantoid language spoken in the West Region of Cameroon.
  • Yasa (Iyasa), a Bantu language spoken mainly along the coasts of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.

New adapted script: Mongŭlgariya, a way to write Bulgarian with the traditional Mongolian script devised by Xavier Merica.

ᠸᠰᠢᠴᠺᠢ ᡥᠣᠷᠠ ᠰᡄ ᠭᠠᡷᠳᠠᡐ ᠰᠸᠣᠪᠣᠳᠨᠢ ᠢ ᠷᠠᠸᠨᠢ ᠫᠣ ᠳᠣᠰᡐᠣᠶᠨᠰᡐᠸᠣ ᠢ ᠫᠷᠠᠸᠠ᠃ ᡐᡄ ᠰᠠ ᠨᠠᠳᠠᠷᡄᠨᠢ ᠰ ᠷᠠᠽᡇᠮ ᠢ ᠰᡠᠸᡄᠰᡐ ᠢ ᠰᠯᡄᠳᠸᠠ ᠳᠠ ᠰᡄ ᠣᡐᠨᠠᠰᠶᠠᡐ ᠫᠣᠮᡄᡷᠳᡇ ᠰᠢ ᠸ ᠳᡇᡥ ᠨᠠ ᠪᠷᠠᡐᠰᡐᠸᠣ᠃ title=

New numbers pages:

  • Bafanji (Chufie’), a Southern Bantoid language spoken in mainly in northwest Cameroon.
  • Coeur d’Alene (Snchitsu’umshtsn), a Salishan language spoken on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation in the north of Idaho in the USA.

New Tower of Babel translation: Yanomamö

There’s a new Omniglot blog post entitled Shopping for Grasshoppers about the origins of the word grass (informer), 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 Canada.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Taiwanese (臺語 / Tâi-gí), a variety of Mǐn Nán (Southern Min – a Sinitic language) spoken in Taiwan.

In this week’s episode of the Celtic Pathways podcast, entitled Rotten Bran, we discover the rotten Celtic roots of the English word bran, and related words in other languages.

On the Celtiadur blog there’s a post about words for Axes and Hatchets and related things in Celtic languages.

Improved pages: Adaizan numbers page, and Sango and West Jutlandic phrases pages.

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