Omniglot News (02/06/24)

Omniglot News

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

New language pages:

  • Lakon, a Southern Oceanic language spoken on Gaua Island in Torba Province of Vanuatu.
  • Maléku (malécu jaíca) – a Chibchan language spoken in northern Costa Rica.
  • Kadiwéu (Ejiwajigi) – a Guaicuruan language spoken in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in southern Brazil
  • Mocoví (moqoit) – a Southern Guaicuruan language spoken in Chaco, Santa Fe and Formosa provinces in the northeast of Argentina.

New numbers pages:

  • Bosnian (bosanski), a South Slavic language spoken mainly in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Celtiberian – an extinct Celtic language that was spoken in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula until about the 1st century AD.

On the Omniglot blog there’s a new post entitled Super Brows about the word supercilious and other (eye)brow-related expressions in English and other languages. There’s also the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:

Here’s a clue: this language is spoken in Siberia.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Blin (ብሊና), a Central Cushitic language spoken in and around the city of Keren in central Eritrea.

In this week’s Adventure in Etymology, we free ourselves by looking into the word Escape and related words.

On the Celtiadur blog there’s a new post about words for Eyebrows and related things.

Finally, here’s my latest song, which I finished writing and recording this week. It’s in the style of a sea shanty called Off To Sea

You can hear more songs and tunes I’ve written on SoundCloud.

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