Omniglot News (14/01/24)

Omniglot News

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

There are new language pages about:

  • Darmiya (Dar’ma), a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India.
  • Sengele (kɛsɛ́ngɛlɛ), a Bantu language spoken in southwest of the Democratic Repubic of the Congo.
  • Mongo (Lɔmɔ́ngɔ), a Bantu language spoken in northwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Gawri (ګاوری), a Dardic language spoken in the northwest of Pakistan.

New numbers pages:

  • Sengele (kɛsɛ́ngɛlɛ), a Bantu language spoken in southwest of the Democratic Repubic of the Congo.
  • Benga, a Bantu language spoken in southwestern Equatorial Guinea and northwestern Gabon.
  • Kimbundu, a Bantu language spoken in the northwest of Angola.

There’s a new Omniglot blog post about Interlinguistic Conflicts, which is about how closely-related, or even unrelated, languages might fight for dominance in your head, 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 the northeast of India.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Provençal (prouvençau), a variety of Occitan spoken in Provence in the southeast of France.

In this week’s Adventure in Etymology, we’re dawdling, dilly-dallying and shilly-shallying as we look into the origins of the word Procrastination.

On the Celtiadur blog there’s a new post entitled Modestly Humble, and I made improvements to the post about words for Free and related things.

Improved page: Bisu language page.

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