Omniglot News (09/06/24)

Omniglot News

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

New language pages:

  • Zeme, a Kuki-Chin-Naga language spoken in Assam, Manipur and Nagaland in the northeast of India.
  • Borong, a Western Huon language spoken in Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea.
  • Boko, an Eastern Mande language spoken in northern Benin and northern and western Nigeria.
  • Vatlongos, a Southern Oceanic language spoken mainly on Ambrym Island in Malampa Province in northern Vanuatu.

New numbers pages:

  • Zeme, a Kuki-Chin-Naga language spoken in Assam, Manipur and Nagaland in northeastern India.
  • Northern Pomo, an extinct Pomoan language that was spoken in Lake County in California in the USA, and which is being revived.
  • Lebanese Arabic, a variety of Levantine Arabic spoken mainly in Lebannon.

New Tower of Babel translations: Alur, Akha, Adhola, Dangme, Achi and Abua.

On the Omniglot blog there’s a new post entitled Speading Sweetness about how words for honey, mead and related things possibly spread throughout Europe and as far as China and Japan. There’s also the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:

Here’s a clue: this language is spoken mainly in northern India, and also in eastern Nepal.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Forest Enets (Баи), a dialect of Enets (Онэй база), a Samoyedic language spoken in Krasnoyarsk Krai in Siberia in the Russian Federation.

In this week’s Celtic Pathways podcast, Charming Witches, we look into the possible Celtic roots of words for witch in some Romance languages, such as bruja in Spanish.

On the Celtiadur blog there are a new posts about words for Mixed & Confused and Honey Wine and I improved the post about Magic and Spells.

I also improved the Maltese language page.

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