Guess The Language!!!

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by opipik » 04 Dec 2017 19:48

I don't know.

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by shimobaatar » 04 Dec 2017 22:06

Is it spoken on Espiritu Santo?

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by OliveAnne » 11 Dec 2017 13:40

Turkish!! according to Google Translate.... [:D]
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by shimobaatar » 11 Dec 2017 17:45

OliveAnne wrote:
11 Dec 2017 13:40
Turkish!! according to Google Translate.... [:D]
Sorry, but are you joking? It's hard to tell online.

If you're not:
Spoiler:
1. Using Google Translate is against the rules of the game.
2. It looks nothing like Turkish.
3. opipik has confirmed that it's spoken on Vanuatu.

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by opipik » 14 Dec 2017 08:58

shimobaatar wrote:
04 Dec 2017 22:06
Is it spoken on Espiritu Santo?
No.

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by shimobaatar » 14 Dec 2017 18:28

Is it spoken on Malakula?

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by OliveAnne » 15 Dec 2017 09:15

shimobaatar wrote:
11 Dec 2017 17:45
OliveAnne wrote:
11 Dec 2017 13:40
Turkish!! according to Google Translate.... [:D]
Sorry, but are you joking? It's hard to tell online.

If you're not:
Spoiler:
1. Using Google Translate is against the rules of the game.
2. It looks nothing like Turkish.
3. opipik has confirmed that it's spoken on Vanuatu.
Oh...sorry for that, I didn't read the rule before playing the game, I thought Google Translate is allowed, and I also didn't read opipik's comment above as well. Sorry I was too fast [:S] [:S]
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by Frislander » 15 Dec 2017 15:45

OliveAnne wrote:
15 Dec 2017 09:15
Oh...sorry for that, I didn't read the rule before playing the game, I thought Google Translate is allowed, and I also didn't read opipik's comment above as well. Sorry I was too fast [:S] [:S]
Well It's kind of a trivial rule really because nobody's going to post a language if it's so commonly known that you can Google Translate it, it's just not obscure enough.

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by OliveAnne » 15 Dec 2017 15:55

Frislander wrote:
15 Dec 2017 15:45
OliveAnne wrote:
15 Dec 2017 09:15
Oh...sorry for that, I didn't read the rule before playing the game, I thought Google Translate is allowed, and I also didn't read opipik's comment above as well. Sorry I was too fast [:S] [:S]
Well It's kind of a trivial rule really because nobody's going to post a language if it's so commonly known that you can Google Translate it, it's just not obscure enough.
Well I said I was too fast and didn't really think. But if nobody's going to post a language that Google Translate can recognize, then using GT doesn't help anyway, why is it a rule for not to use?
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by shimobaatar » 16 Dec 2017 05:41

It's fine to not know the rules at the start, since the thread was started by a now inactive user, meaning we can't add the rules to the OP.

I should have phrased the rule I cited better. The rule is against looking up the text or a portion of it using a search engine, including searching the text on Google or putting it through Google Translate. I don't know if it still does this, but I remember at least a few years ago, Google Translate could still identify languages that it wasn't yet able to translate to or from. Frislander's right, though. Most of the languages people post in this thread are probably too obscure to be identified like that. The game would be too easy if people were allowed to just look up the text. (We had problems in the past with a user guessing correctly right away every round because they just copied and pasted the text into Google… although they wouldn't admit it.)

And yeah, it's always good to read what other people have already guessed.

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by opipik » 16 Dec 2017 10:14

shimobaatar wrote:
14 Dec 2017 18:28
Is it spoken on Malakula?
No. [cross]

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by Frislander » 16 Dec 2017 12:57

South Vanuatu family?

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by opipik » 16 Dec 2017 21:11

Frislander wrote:
16 Dec 2017 12:57
South Vanuatu family?
No.

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by Birdlang » 06 Apr 2018 16:30

Is it spoken by less than 1,000 people?

Trying to revive it.
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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by opipik » 06 Apr 2018 18:20

Birdlang wrote:
06 Apr 2018 16:30
Is it spoken by less than 1,000 people?

Trying to revive it.
No. [cross]

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by Birdlang » 06 Apr 2018 20:23

Is it a language isolate?
Ꭓꭓ Ʝʝ Ɬɬ Ɦɦ Ɡɡ Ɥɥ Ɫɫ Ɽɽ Ɑɑ Ɱɱ Ɐɐ Ɒɒ Ɓɓ Ɔɔ Ɖɖ Ɗɗ Əə Ɛɛ Ɠɠ Ɣɣ Ɯɯ Ɲɲ Ɵɵ Ʀʀ Ʃʃ Ʈʈ Ʊʊ Ʋʋ Ʒʒ Ꞵꞵ Ʉʉ Ʌʌ Ŋŋ Ɂɂ Ɪɪ Ææ Øø Ð𠌜 Ɜɜ Ǝɘ

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by opipik » 06 Apr 2018 20:30

Birdlang wrote:
06 Apr 2018 20:23
Is it a language isolate?

No [cross]

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by Birdlang » 06 Apr 2018 20:53

Is it South Oceanic?
Ꭓꭓ Ʝʝ Ɬɬ Ɦɦ Ɡɡ Ɥɥ Ɫɫ Ɽɽ Ɑɑ Ɱɱ Ɐɐ Ɒɒ Ɓɓ Ɔɔ Ɖɖ Ɗɗ Əə Ɛɛ Ɠɠ Ɣɣ Ɯɯ Ɲɲ Ɵɵ Ʀʀ Ʃʃ Ʈʈ Ʊʊ Ʋʋ Ʒʒ Ꞵꞵ Ʉʉ Ʌʌ Ŋŋ Ɂɂ Ɪɪ Ææ Øø Ð𠌜 Ɜɜ Ǝɘ

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by opipik » 06 Apr 2018 21:48

Birdlang wrote:
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Is it South Oceanic?
Yes. [tick]

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Re: Guess The Language!!!

Post by shimobaatar » 06 Apr 2018 21:52

Is it part of the Nuclear Southern Oceanic linkage, according to Lynch (1995)?

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