Omniglot News 2021

26th December

New languages: Ratahan, Tiruray and Tobian

New numbers pages: Bhojpuri, Ratahan and Rejang

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Perspective

New Celtiadur posts: Steps and Heat

New Radio Omniglot Podcast: Episode 50 - Solstice

New video: Christmas greetings in multiple languages

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


19th December

New languages: Austral, Sipakapense and Poqomchiʼ

New numbers page: Akatek, Achi, Mam, Poqomchiʼ and Poqomam

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Sea Swine and Connections

New Celtiadur post: Thunder

New Adventure in Etymology: Companion

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


12th December

New languages: Uspantek, Tektitek and Poqomam

New numbers pages: Q'eqchi', Q'anjob'al, Sakapultek, Yucatec Maya, Tektitek and Awakatek

New idiom page: Penny Pinching Idioms

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Soapy Chairs

New Celtiadur post: Grace and Favour

New Adventure in Etymology: Telling Tales

Improved pages: Yucatec Maya and Awakatek

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


5th December

New languages: Mocho’, Chuj, Chontal Maya and Itzaʼ

New Radio Omniglot Podcast: Linguistic Correctness

New Celtiadur post: Parts and Portions

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Humdudgeon

New Adventure in Etymology: Budgets

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


28th November

New languages: Khams Tibetan and Amdo Tibetan

New constructed script: Surat Beringin, and a new phrases in Beka Melayu, a version of Malay that Surat Beringin is used to write.

New numbers pages: Botlikh and Bamum

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Hairy Cats and Little Dogs and Lukewarm

New Celtiadur post: Trousers, Socks and Sites

New Adventure in Etymology: Gates and Streets

Improved pages: Botlikh and Chakma

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


21st November

New languages: Terengganu Malay, Gaddi and Rajbanshi

New constructed scripts: Khoh and Tainonaíki

New numbers pages: Algerian Arabic and Moroccan Arabic

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, 1600 languages and Otaku

New Celtiadur post: Bark and Beehives

New Celtic cognates page: Clothes

New Adventure in Etymology: Silly

Improved pages: Algerian Arabic and Moroccan Arabic

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


14th November

New languages: East Frisian, Moloko, Wanetsi, Sukuma and Migaama

New constructed script: Abbekosima

New phrases page: Tamasheq

New numbers page: Migaama

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Misdirection and IndyLan

New Celtiadur post: Calling Words

New Adventure in Etymology: Nogging

New song: Pocket Hedgehogs

Improved page: Marwari

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


7th November

New writing system: Yezidi

New languages: Libyan Arabic, Chadian Arabic and Somrai

New numbers pages: Libyan Arabic, Somrai and Chadian Arabic

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Pocket Hedgehogs

New Celtiadur post: Ditches and Trenches

New Adventure in Etymology: Ladder

Improved page: Javanese numbers

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


31st October

New language pages: Valencian, Sokoro and Makurap

New numbers page: Sokoro

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Greener Grass

New Celtiadur posts: Courts and Forts and Beaches and Shores

New Radio Omniglot podcast: Gamification

New Adventure in Etymology: Etymology

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


24th October

New languages: Yaghan, Nambikwara and Kawésqar

New adapted script: Kagangana

New numbers pages: Yogad and Itawis

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Bark, Ruffles and Beehives and Carefully Garrulous

New Celtiadur posts: Headlands and Promontories and Islands

New Adventure in Etymology: Adventures Arriving

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


17th October

New languages: Tukang Besi, Chittagonian and Wolio

New adapted script: Malay-Indonesian Cyrillic

New phrases page: Kven

New numbers page: Kven

New blog posts: Language Quiz, Fighting Combs

New Celtiadur posts: Lakes and Ponds and Ale and Beer

New Adventure in Etymology: Words and Verbs

Improved page: Maithili

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


10th October

New languages: Mori Atas, Mori Bawah, Red Karen and Kulisusu

New numbers page: West Kayah

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Concerts and Beer and Astringent Hesitation

New Celtiadur post: Cloaks and Veils

New Adventure in Etymology: Walls, Whelks and Helicopters

Improved page: Kayah Li

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


3rd October

New languages: Kusunda, Kodeoha and Bungku

New constructed script: Aketal

New phrases page: Norfuk

New numbers page: Norfuk

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Water Wagons

New Celtiadur post: Circles

New Adventure in Etymology: Rain

New Radio Omniglot podcast: Emoji

New song: Music in the Air

Improved page: Korean

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


26th September

New languages: Kambera, Mentawai and Gayo

New adapted script: Hermosa española

New numbers pages: Proto-Italic, Umbrian, Oscan and Ket

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Busy Relief

New Celtiadur post: Victory

New Adventure in Etymology: Neighbour

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


19th September

New writing systems: New Khasi Alphabet, The Global Alphabet

New adapted script: Türk Uygur Alfabesi

New languages: Maguindanao, Tonsawang and Rinconada Bikol

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Kvetching and Quobbled

New Celtiadur post: Battle

New Adventure in Etymology: Bucket

New song: Seize The Day

Improved pages: Assamese, Khasi, Cuyonon phrases

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


12th September

New writing system: Xiao'erjing

New constructed scripts: Elithnah and IKON

New languages: Singlish and Provençal

New numbers page: Provençal

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Iron Ferrets and Iconic

New Celtiadur post: Kisses

New Adventure in Etymology: Iron

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


5th September

New languages: Misantla Totonac, Temoaya Otomi, Sierra Otomi and Acazulco Otomi

New phrases page: Welsh (Gwentian dialect)

New numbers page: Turoyo

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, High Costs and Climbing Up

New Celtiadur post: Cells and Churches

New Adventure in Etymology: Yarn

Improved pages: Bassari, Balanta-Kentohe and Balanta-Ganja

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


29th August

New writing system: Qiang / Rma

New language: Northern Qiang

New phrases page: Cumbric

New colours page: Igbo

New article: Colloquial Indonesian Spoken by Papuans

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Skip to the Bin and Skips and Dumpsters

New Celtiadur post: Oxen

New Adventure in Etymology: Ado

New Radio Omniglot podcast: Surnames

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


22nd August

New languages: Ateso, Ngaju, Lango and Melanau

New adapted script: Arabulga

New numbers pages: Ateso and Alutiiq

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Fences and Worthless Slabs

New Celtiadur post: Stable Enclosures

New Adventure in Etymology: Hedge

Improved pages: Cantonese language and Altay phrases

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


15th August

New languages: Kelabit, Bonggi and Ida’an

New adapted script: Cantonese Phonetic Symbols

New numbers pages: Akuapem and Akan

New Celtiadur post: Wool

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Steering Club and Unreliable Wool

New Adventure in Etymology: Fence

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


8th August

New languages: Uduk, Bardi, Kumandy and Lun Bawang

New phrases page: Tuvan

New numbers page: Wichita

New article: How to Learn a Language Using Stories

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Funny Grips

New Celtiadur post: Hurdle Fences

New Adventure in Etymology: Circle

Improved page: Qohenje

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


1st August

New languages: Juang, Ye’kuana and Sandawe

New constructed script: Thai-ResPriv

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and The Pull of Pandas

New Celtiadur post: Kitchens

New Adventure in Etymology: Distract

New Radio Omniglot podcast: Japanese (日本語)

Improved page: Japanese

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


25th July

New languages: Banjarese, Bukid, Surigaonon and Bilaspuri

New numbers pages: West Flemish, Old English and Banjarese

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Chaise longues and The Most Popular Languages to Learn

New Celtiadur posts: Land and Grass

New Adventure in Etymology: Masks

Improved page: Chakma

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


18th July

New writing system: Badlit

New languages: Doteli, Kinabalian and Yawuru

New phrases pages: Silly phrases in Welsh

New numbers pages: Mòcheno and Coptic

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Font Police and Underthrowing

New Celtiadur post: Stony Rocks

New Adventure in Etymology: Parsnips

Improved pages: Eastern Pomo (language) and Alsatian phrases

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


11th July

New languages: Nimadi, Mandeali and Shompen

New constructed scripts: Algilez and Compact Phonetic Glyphs

New numbers pages: Proto-Slavic and Old Church Slavonic

New stories: Fabula Om Animal and Alrond we vulpis meja

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Bonnets and Knickknacks

New Celtiadur post: River Mouths

New Adventure in Etymology: Balance

Improved pages: Fur, Tower of Babel in Russian and Mundari

Hear a recording of this week's news. See also radio.omniglot.com.


4th July

New languages: Bambassi, Sawi, Kalkoti, Pangwali and Chambeali

New adapted script: Ayamara Syllabics

New numbers pages: Akhvakh and Neapolitan

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Snoring Fits

New Celtiadur post: Weaving Words

New Adventure in Etymology: Book


27th June

New constructed/adapted scripts: Quechua Syllabics and Tounoji

New languages: Pahari, Thakali, Chhantyal and Danwar

New numbers page: Miyakoan

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Pling! and Snirtle

New Celtiadur posts: Wild Ones of the Woods and Wild

New Adventure in Etymology: Sky


20th June

New languages: Barein, Dangaléat, Kera and Nubi

New numbers pages: Ladin, Friulian, Lahu and Herero

New section: Stories (in various languages)

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, ¡Guácala! and Longhaired Kites

New Celtiadur post: Really True

New Radio Omniglot podcast: Emoticons

New Adventure in Etymology: Exclamation!


13th June

New languages: Istro-Romanian, Desiya and Southeastern Pomo

New phrases page: Loma

New numbers pages: Istro-Romanian and Beja

New blog posts: Language Quiz, Neshness and Flaming Llamas!

New Celtiadur post: Apples

New Adventure in Etymology: Connect


6th June

New languages: Finnish Kalo, Caló, Yoron and Yaeyama

New writing system: Halbi Lipi

New constructed script: Exprish

New phrases page: Kokborok

New numbers page: Ladakhi

New Tower of Babel translations: Romani

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Cow Throwing

New Celtiadur post: Strawberries

New Adventure in Etymology: Paraphernalia

Improved page: Yonaguni


30th May

New writing systems: Sukhothai and Kurukh Banna

New languages: Okinoerabu and Miyakoan

New constructed script: Neuschrift

New song: The Little Green Owl

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Idle blackberrying and Sample Monsters

New Celtiadur post: Blackberries

New Adventure in Etymology: Acme

Improved page: Okinawan


23rd May

New languages: Kikai, Amami and Khortha

New constructed script: Abechedário

New numbers pages: Tuvan and Chulym

New article: Gaelic, and ancient language on Ardnamurchan and Rùm

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Blithely Blithesome

New Celtiadur post: Plums

New Radio Omniglot podcast: Punctuation

New Adventure in Etymology: Enigmatic

Improved pages: Bashkir, Yoruba and Malayalam


16th May

New writing system: Chisoi

New languges: Basaa, Bassari, Dioula and Kurmali

New constructed script: Mele Kākau

New numbers pages: Basaa and Bassa

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Other Worlds

New Celtiadur post: Milk

New Adventure in Etymology: Window

Improved pages: Bassa (language), Bassa Vah (script) Ménik, Hawaiian and Bambara


9th May

New language: Nyah Kur

New constructed/adapted scripts: Hena'haa Nehe, Sa̱tthā'a̱ksɔ́ɔ́n Thaj and Vineal

New numbers pages: Zeelandic, Shetlandic, Luxembourgish and Hunsrik

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Petty Things and Handi 2

New Celtiadur post: Juice

New Adventure in Etymology: Mother


2nd May

New languages: Balanta-Ganja, Balanta-Kentohe, Tawallammat Tamajaq and Tayart Tamajeq

New numbers pages: Tigre and Bemba

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, May Day and Honeyed Words

New Celtiadur post: Nuts

New Adventure in Etymology: Session

New song: Little Lions


25th April

New languages: Akawaio and Iquito

New constructed script: Clickwise

New numbers pages: Ancient Greek, Griko, Pontic Greek and Aromanian

New blog posts: Language Quiz, Roasting the Broom and Milestones

New Celtiadur post: Bread

New Adventure in Etymology: Bread


18th April

New languages: Baure, Limousin and Neyo

New constructed scripts: Hwayih Woen and Yomoal

New numbers pages: Mescalero-Chiricahua, Jicarilla and Western Apache

New article: What is the best way to learn a new language?

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Cups of Comfort and Penny Pouches

New Celtiadur post: Butter

New Adventure in Etymology: Music


11th April

New languages: Mandari, Kullui, Livvi-Karelian and Godié

New constructed script: Batasan

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Fire Towers and Best Countries for Language Learning

New Celtiadur post: Cheese

New Adventure in Etymology: April

Improved page: Livonian phrases


4th April

New languages: Yocoboué Dida, Auvergnat and Nyemba

New numbers page: Tok Pisin

New article: Pre-Celtic elements in the Goidelic languages

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Hoary Hair and Grammarless

New Radio Omniglot podcast: Instant Language

New Celtiadur post: Easter

New Adventure in Etymology: Eggs


28th March

New languages: Thangmi, Iyo'wujwa Chorote and Nivaclé

New constructed script: Hanákana

New numbers pages: Tamasheq

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Jammy Beef and Underdirecting

New Celtiadur post: Hillsides

New Adventure in Etymology videos: Clocks


21st March

New languages: Khalaj and Karamanli Turkish

New constructed scripts: SKRIPT and Farsi Alefbet

New numbers pages: Tamahaq, Wendat and Tuscarora

New time page: Danish

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Timely Tempests and Soul Deer

New Adventure in Etymology videos: Shanty

New Celtiadur post: Bridges


14th March

New languages: Western Yugur, Siberian Tatar and Chulym

New phrases page: Tem

New numbers pages: Oneida and Fang

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Spanish Cows and In the Same Boat

New Celtiadur post: Peaks

New video: Det danske alfabet (The Danish alphabet)

Improved page: Kapingamarangi


7th March

New writing system and language: Tangsa

New languages: Tem and Luchazi

New phrases page: Bamum

New numbers page: Nivkh

New Radio Omniglot podcast: Words

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Standing and Gripping

New Celtiadur page: Water

Improved pages: Kuna, Bamum (syllabary) and Bamum (language)


28th February

New languages: Shenwa, Halbi and Khandeshi

New adapted script: Kitba ġdida

New numbers page: Dhao

New page: Presentations - details of talks I've given at language-related events, with videos and slides.

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Shivery Types

New Celtiadur post: Frosty Ice

Improved pages: Polish numbers, Telugu language and Telugu numbers


21st February

New writing system: Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong

New languages: Siwi and Kiga

New adapted scripts: Palimukhi and Younger Futhorc

New numbers page: Guaraní

New idioms page: Manx

New Tower of Babel translations: Kiga and Europeze

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Big Cheesy Smiles and In Fine Whack

New Celtiadur post: Heavenly Sky

Improved pages: Pāli and Cheyenne phrases


14th February

New languages: Kalderash Romani, Braj, Lovari, Diyari, Bishnupriya Manipuri

New constructed script: Pateq

New adapted script: Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics for Kalaallisut

New numbers page: Kalderash Romani

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Twankling and Sniding Wind

New Celtiadur post: Cloudy Mist

Improved page: Chamorro


7th February

New languages: Tai Phake and Nancowry

New colours page: Nepali

New kinship page: Nepali

New weather words: Bulgarian

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Scribacious Library Mice and Breakfasting

New Celtiadur post: Life and Soul

Improved pages: Nepali numbers, Hausa and Nepali (language)


31st January

New languages: Swabian, Gronings, Aiton and Transylvanian Saxon

New adapted script: Tengwar for Turkish

New numbers pages: Gronings, Swabian and Silesian

New Radio Omniglot podcast: Episde 40 - Spanish (español)

New Omniglot blog posts Language Quiz, Dapper

New Celtiadur post: Seasons


24th January

New languages: Khamti and Meänkieli

New writing system: Odùduwà

New con-script: Salian

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Small Cakes and Bird Talk

New Celtiadur post: Days

New videos: Strangely Rare and Hello Hi Hey


17th January

New writing system: Zoulai

New language: Chamling

New adapted script: Georgian for Swiss German

New numbers pages: Lower Sorbian, Upper Sorbian and Rusyn

New Celtiadur post: Weeks

New Omniglot blog posts: Lanuage Quiz, Strangely Rare

New songs: Hello Hi Hey and Thingamajig

New video: Thingamajig

Improved page: Navajo


10th January

New languages: Rama amd Korku

New constructed script: Maharlikeño

New numbers pages: Hanunó’o, Old Norse, Norn and Proto-Germanic

New About me translation: Hindi

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Suffering Gladly

New video: Suffering Gladly

New Celtiadur posts: Courts and Forts and Months


3rd January

New writing systems: Paleo-Hebrew and Kōchi

New languages: Angika, Kumaoni and Mahasu Pahari

New numbers pages: Even, Livvi-Karelian and Proto-Finnic

New blog posts: Language Quiz and Sōsharudisutansu

New Celtiadur post: Years

New video: Happy New Year

A Multilingual Happy New Year!


News archive

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

Current news

[top]


Green Web Hosting - Kualo

Why not share this page:

 

italki - Win cash rewards for learning any language

If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donation via PayPal or Patreon, or by contributing in other ways. Omniglot is how I make my living.

 

Note: all links on this site to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.fr are affiliate links. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. So by clicking on these links you can help to support this site.

[top]