Omniglot News (07/07/24)

Omniglot News

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

New language pages:

  • Helong, a West Timor language spoken in mainly in West Timor in the Kupang Regency of East Nusa Tenggara province in southern Indonesia.
  • Phom, a Brahmaputran language spoken in Nagaland in the northeast of India.
  • Sursurunga, a Western Oceanic language spoken in New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea.

New numbers page:

  • Jingpho (Jìngphòʔ gà / ဈိာင်ေဖါစ်), a Tibeto-Burman language spoken mainly in Kachin and Shan States in northern Myanmar.
  • Guernésiais, a Romance language spoken on the Channel Island of Guernsey.
  • Lavukaleve, a Central Solomons language spoken in the Russell Islands in the Central Province of the Solomon Islands.

On the Omniglot blog there’s a new post entitled Jentacularity in which we discuss things jentacular (related to breakfast) and prandial (related to dinner), and 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 Pakistan and northern India.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Rangi (Kilaangi), a Southern Bantoid language spoken in central Tanzania.

In this week’s Celtic Pathways podcast, we look into the Celtic roots of words for heather and related things in some Romance languages.

On the Celtiadur blog there’s a new post about words for Seeds and related things, and I made improvements to the Ceilidh Companions post.

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