Guess The Language!!!

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by Zythros Jubi » Fri 16 Jun 2017, 02:49

Northern Cape York?
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 16 Jun 2017, 03:59

qwed117 wrote:
shimobaatar wrote:
shimobaatar wrote:Is it spoken entirely in one Australian state?
Zythros Jubi wrote:Is it spoken in Queensland?
Aren't all Paman languages spoken in Queensland?
Hmm, that's possible. If it's true, I was not aware.
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by opipik » Fri 16 Jun 2017, 08:30

qwed117 wrote:Is it Lamalamic? and if so is it Umbuygamu?
[tick] it is indeed Umbuygamu.
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by qwed117 » Sat 17 Jun 2017, 16:49

Mystery Language wrote:thangarndi ngaamawoongga ngalanynga
marndi thiddiyoo gardboowoo
yooddoo ngaraggimi giriliya giriliya
yoowooloongga ngooddoongga ngaaddi yiganyi doowngangadda
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by Frislander » Sat 17 Jun 2017, 17:24

Gooniyandi.
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by qwed117 » Sat 17 Jun 2017, 17:28

Frislander wrote:Gooniyandi.
damn, that was fast.
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by Frislander » Sat 17 Jun 2017, 17:55

qwed117 wrote:
Frislander wrote:Gooniyandi.
damn, that was fast.
Well it pays not to do two Australian ones in a row, especially one with such a distinctive orthography (<oo> is restricted to only a couple of languages across the continent, and only Gooniyandi has both that and <aa>).

Next:
ʔɨch ʔaraʔitytyaʔm ʔidyɨk kawaj. kumu ʔɨch ʔantzam kawayukumɨ. ʔɨch ʔidyɨk keʔnam ʔapɨɨxiny. ʔarasuʔuba ʔidyɨk kawaj. ʔanuʔk tuum jaama; ʔannɨʔmaʔypa ʔanjaatunh ʔɨch nɨkpa ʔanʔaʔm ʔanchoomo. nɨmpa "si minyɨktaʔmpa ʔinhkutrees?". ʔanɨm "ʔanhkutrees ʔanɨktaʔmpa?". nɨmpa "bweenoj si minyɨktaʔmpa nɨkstaʔmɨ. ʔi tempraanoj mixeettaʔmpa miminytyaʔmpa." ʔi ʔanɨktaʔmpa plaayaj.
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by opipik » Sat 17 Jun 2017, 18:04

Is it Mixe-Zoquean? If yes, is it some variety of Mixe?
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by Frislander » Sat 17 Jun 2017, 19:32

opipik wrote:Is it Mixe-Zoquean? If yes, is it some variety of Mixe?
[tick] , [cross]
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by shimobaatar » Sat 17 Jun 2017, 19:40

Zoque(an)?
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by Frislander » Sat 17 Jun 2017, 19:41

shimobaatar wrote:Zoque(an)?
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Which variety though?
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by shimobaatar » Sat 17 Jun 2017, 19:57

Frislander wrote:
shimobaatar wrote:Zoque(an)?
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Which variety though?
Oh, I didn't think you were looking for just that. Is it Gulf Zoquean?
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by Frislander » Sat 17 Jun 2017, 20:14

shimobaatar wrote:
Frislander wrote:
shimobaatar wrote:Zoque(an)?
[tick]

Which variety though?
Oh, I didn't think you were looking for just that. Is it Gulf Zoquean?
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I think I'll give it to you there; it's specifically Sierra Popoluca.
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by shimobaatar » Sat 17 Jun 2017, 20:39

Oh, OK. If that's where you want to end it, that's your choice.
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by Frislander » Sat 17 Jun 2017, 20:43

Bantu?
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by shimobaatar » Sat 17 Jun 2017, 20:44

Frislander wrote:Bantu?
Yes indeed!
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by Zythros Jubi » Mon 19 Jun 2017, 11:18

Is it among the official languages of South Africa?
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by shimobaatar » Mon 19 Jun 2017, 19:14

Zythros Jubi wrote:Is it among the official languages of South Africa?
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by Zythros Jubi » Thu 22 Jun 2017, 15:05

Spoken in Zimbabwe?
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by shimobaatar » Thu 22 Jun 2017, 19:23

Zythros Jubi wrote:Spoken in Zimbabwe?
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