Omniglot News News / 소식

This page lists significant additions and changes to Omniglot with the most recent at the top. The small changes I make every day are too numerous to include here.

Omniglot news can also can be found on Radio Omniglot, FaceBook, Twitter and RSS


25th September

New languages: Moba, Konkomba, Gourmanchéma

New constructed script: Mawar

New numbers pages: Rotuman, Phoenician, Iu Mien and Ewe

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Fangled

New Celtiadur post: Buying and Purchasing

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Beer

New Adventure in Etymology: Rabbit

New song: As Easy As

Simon Ager · As Easy As

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


18th September

New languages: Berba, Midland Mixe and Bedawi Arabic

New phrases page: Bassa

New numbers pages: Dungan, Acehnese and Tedim

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Wanderwörter

New Celtiadur post: Hammers

Improved page: Bells and Clocks on Celtiadur.

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Bells & Clocks

New Adventure in Etymology: Campus

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


11th September

New languages: Isthmus Mixe and Isan

New numbers pages: Hmong Dau, Isthmus Mixe, Isan

New family words page: Khmer

New constructed / adapted scripts: Tengwar for Kurdish

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quizand Sleep like a ...

New Celtiadur posts: Surfaces and Blood

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Wagons and Carts

Improved page: Wagons & Carts on Celtiadur.

New Adventure in Etymology: Nostril

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


4th September

New languages: Gulf Arabic, Kusaal and Southern Birifor

New numbers pages: Proto-Polynesian and Emae

New family words pages: Lao and Thai

New recordings: Finnish numbers

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Apologetic Thanks

New Celtiadur post: This & That

New Celtic pathways podcast: Horses

New Adventure in Etymology: Hat

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


28th August

New languages: Jian'ou, Frafra and Mampruli

New constructed / adapted scripts: Ka Hakalama Hou, Scorapice, Göktürkçe, Tiukigul

New phrases page: Oromo

New numbers pages: Mossi, Mampruli, Tai Nuea

New Tower of Babel translation: Mampruli

New article: The Gaelic dialects of St Kilda

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Six Ways to Sunday

New Celtiadur posts: Servants and Bareness

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Servants

New Adventure in Etymology: Library

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


21st August

New languages: Láá Láá Bwamu and Tai Dón

New constructed / adapated scripts: Goulsse, Swedish Runes and Compact Morse Code

New phrases page: Yongbei Zhuang

New numbers pages: Tai Dam, Yongbei Zhuang

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Before the Deluge

New Celtiadur post: Waves

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Druids

New Adventure in Etymology: Photoptarmosis

Improved pages: Tai Dam language page, and Tai Viet script page.

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


14th August

New languages: South Marquesan, North Marquesan and Ambel

New numbers pages: Ahom, Tai Lue, Shan, South Marquesan and North Marquesan

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Essuie-tout

New Celtiadur post: Sailing

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Bards and Poets

New Adventure in Etymology: Sneeze

New song: That's When We'll Do That Thing

Simon Ager · That's When We'll Do That Thing

New recordings: Western Armenian phrases

Improved pages: Dehong Dai / Tai Le script, Tai Nuea language and Tai Lue language

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


7th August

New languages: Obo and Najdi Arabic

New writing system: General Chinese

New constructed script: Kacheritopu

New numbers pages: Chamalal, Aguaruna, Archi and Bagvalal

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Feverish

New Celtiadur post: Trembling

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Family

New Adventure in Etymology: Fever

Improved page: Archi

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


31st July

New languages: Hejazi Arabic and Hadza

New constructed / adapted scripts: Mylydian and Simplified Arabic Alphabet

New numbers pages: Hejazi Arabic, Tindi and Budukh

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Kenning

New Celtiadur post: Lamentation

New song: Lost in a Good Book

Simon Ager · Lost in a Good Book

Improved page: Linear B

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


24th July

New languages: Bukusu, Athpare and Porohanon

New numbers pages: Tobian, Bonggi and Pingelapese

New article: Scottish Gaelic dialects of Arran

New Omniglot blog post: Language Quiz and Tatami Swimming

New Celtiadur posts: Rawness, Rotten Fragranclio eerer

New Celtic Pathways podcast: aref="https://www.omniglot.com/radio/?p=2079">People

New Adventure in Etymology: Dean

New song: Melting 😅

Simon Ager · Melting 😅

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


17th July

New languages: Suwawa, Palikúr and Haroi

New numbers page: Ewondo, Apurinã, Bambassi

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, League of the Lexicon and Wurbling Wurblers

New Celtiadur posts: Sieving Riddles and Brushes and Broom

New series on Radio Omniglot: Celtic Pathways - Languages and Tongues

New Adventure in Etymology: Riddles

Improved pages: Classical Quechua and Cuzco Quechua

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


10th July

New languages: Dominican Creole, Oluta Popoluca and Sayula Popoluca

New numbers page: Dominican Creole, Yonaguni and Sayula Popoluca

New adapated scripts: Hocak, Jawacaraka and Qurditsuraya

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Dahu Hunting

New Celtiadur posts: Ferns and Bracken, Waterfalls

New Adventure in Etymology: Daff

New song: Pannas Owen

Simon Ager · Pannas Owen (Owen's Parsnips)

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


3rd July

New languages: Lhowa, Yola, Munji and Yidgha

New adapted script: Głagolicy

New numbers page: Lun Bawang, Yola, Ho

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Distreetly Discrete, Pseudonyms

New Celtiadur posts: Emptiness and Soft and Tender

New Adventure in Etymology: Puffin

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


26th June

New languages: Bolyu and Mamaindê

New constructed / adapted scripts: Arabo-Chinese, Inglisuraya and Jigul

New phrases page: Sierra Leone Creole

New numbers pages: Sierra Leone Creole, Omaha, Osage and Gwichʼin

New Tower of Babel translation: Sierra Leone Creole

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Mountain Wind and Antidry

New Celtiadur posts: Crooked

New Adventure in Etymology: Secret

Improved pages: Osage language and Osage script (now separate pages)

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


19th June

New languages: Santiagueño Quechua, Gawar, Wambule and Sabanê

New numbers pages: Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), Menominee, Potawatomi, Shawnee and Naskapi

New terms of endearment page: Mandarin Chinese

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Turning Oxen

New Celtiadur posts: Second Others, Lead

New Celtic Pathways podcast: Family

New Adventure in Etymology: Butter

The interview I did on the Language Hacking Podcast was released this week.

Improved pages: Naskapi language, Latvian language and Ho-Chunk language pages, and the Hočąk Syllabary page.

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


12th June

New languages: Gawar Bati, Huaylla Wanca Quechua, Sakizaya

New constructed and adapted scripts: Arwo Wanco and Armerican

New numbers pages: Egyptian Arabic and Ayacucho Quechua

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Short on

New Celtiadur posts: Copper

New Adventure in Etymology: Roof

Improved page: Kutchi language

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


5th June

New languages: Dhatki, Penobscot and Moose Cree

New constructed script: Pangeul

New numbers pages: Penobscot, Moose Cree and Kutchi

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Pepper and Salt and Moose

New Celtiadur posts: Tin, Metal

New Adventure in Etymology: Circus

New song: Ffaldiral

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


29th May

New languages: Swampy Cree, Bilua, Cajamarca Quechua, Totontepec Mixe, Plains Cree, Tlahuitoltepec Mixe

New numbers pages: Swampy Cree, Bilua and Plains Cree

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Podiums

New Celtiadur posts: Iron and Hard Steel

New Adventure in Etymology: Tat

Improved page: Cree Syllabics

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


22nd May

New languages: Western Pwo, Sümi, Tai Laing and Northern Pwo

New numbers pages: Mikasuki, Alabama and Chickasaw

New weather words: Mandarin Chinese

New Celtic cognates page: Metals

New Tower of Babel translations: Northern Pwo and Western Pwo

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Babyfoot and Accented

New Celtiadur post: Doors

New Adventure in Etymology: Lead

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


15th May

New languages: Manumanaw Karen, Pa'O and Huallaga Quechua

New constructed script: Timescript

New phrases page: Kichwa

New numbers page: Ancash Quechua and Kichwa

New articles:

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Befrogged

New Celtiadur posts: Mind Sense, Wood Intelligence

New Adventure in Etymology: Quiet 🤫

New song: Quiet Please

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


8th May

New languages: Eastern Pwo Karen, Aloápam Zapotec, Mewari and Bagri

New numbers pages: Burushaski, Aloápam Zapotec and Huasteco

New article: Three Scottish Gaelic dialects and their possible relationship to ancient history

New Omniglot blog post: Language Quiz and Smile 🙂😃😄😎🙃

New Celtiadur posts: Bolts and Locks and Heather

New Adventure in Etymology: Frolicking Frogs 🐸

Improved page: S'gaw Karen

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


1st May

New languages: Eton, Kamba and Ancash Quechua

New numbers pages: Dane-zaa, Karaim and Kamba

New constructed script: Shakeel

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Long Time

New Celtiadur posts: Nephews and Nieces

New Adventure in Etymology: Nepotism

Improved page: Võro phrases

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24th April

New languages: Nyakyusa, Iki Turki and Haya

New numbers pages: Old Turkic, Kumyk, Urum and Salar

New Tower of Babel translation: Haya

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Good Pickaxes

New Celtiadur posts: Sisters and Brothers

New Adventure in Etymology: Technology

Improved page: Arvanitic

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


17th April

New languages: Pumi, Bantayanon and Belhare

New constructed script: Kakemoji

New numbers pages: Kirundi, Brahui and Susu

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Together Living

New Celtiadur posts: Fathers and Mothers

New Adventure in Etymology: Pique

Improved pages: Võro numbers, Susu language, Tower of Babel in Võro, Mandarin Chinese and Classical Chinese

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


10th April

New languages: Gogo, Kuria and Gusii

New writing system: Arleng

New constructed scripts: Humaira and Karbi Mek'lek

New numbers pages: Lakota, Dakota and Gusii

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Dawning

New Celtiadur post: Dough

New Adventure in Etymology: Anniversary

Improved page: Karbi

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3rd April

New languages: Tonga, Nande and Mogholi

New constructed script: Evhmelish

New adapted script: Cyrillic for Brazilian Portuguese

New numbers pages: Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho and Swati

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Rush Reeds and Unapologetic Accents

New Celtiadur post: Knotty Bulges

New Adventure in Etymology: Fool

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


27th March

New languages: Goral, Songe and Galo

New constructed scripts: Siekoo and Quadoo

New numbers pages: Southern Ndebele, Luganda, Comorian and Tsonga

New time page: Basque

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Sleeve Monkeys

New Celtiadur posts: Festive Feasts and Salt

New Adventure in Etymology: Salt

Improved pages: Greek, Basque and Vai language pages, and Vai syllabary page.

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


20th March

New languages: Punu, Nyungwe and Masaaba

New constructed / adapted scripts: Cyringit and Fakoo

New numbers pages: Punu, Makhuwa and Nyungwe

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Enlisted Fathers

New Celtiadur post: Yearning

New Adventure in Etymology: Sloom

Improved pages: Toki Pona, Makhuwa

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13th March

New languages: Tiv, Nyamwezi, Luvale and Mbunda

New phrases pages: Chokwe and Tiv

New numbers pages: Chokwe, Tiv, Shona, Luvale, Mbunda

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Charlatan Snake Oil and Perapera

New Celtiadur post: Roofs

New Adventure in Etymology: Knot

Improved pages: Greenlandic language and Shona language

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


6th March

New languages: San Dionisio Ocotepec Zapotec, Güilá Zapotec, Choápam Zapotec, Rincón Zapotec, Miahuatlán Zapotec, Zoogocho Zapotec

New constructed script: Rahmat

New numbers pages: Choápam Zapotec, Rincón Zapotec and Isthmus Zapotec

New Celtiadur post: Key Openings

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Fiery Lakes

New Adventure in Etymology: Deck

Improved pages: Yiddish language and Yiddish phrases

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


27th February

New languages: Nso, Sirenik and Molbog

New numbers pages: Yupik (Central Siberian), Yup'ik (Central Alaskan) and Yao

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Stellar Stars

New Celtiadur posts: Arrows and Druids

New Adventure in Etymology: Timber

Improved pages: Hanifi Rohingya script, Rohingya language and Chittagonian

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


20th February

New languages: Tawbuid, Ambala and Hatang Kayi

New numbers pages: Andi, Kodava and Aheri Gondi

New adapated script: Greek Arabic

New article: Ancient language and extra-Indo-European language in Britain

New song: Lillilu

Simon Ager · Lillilu

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Lillilu and Gadwaddicking Gads

New Celtiadur posts: Smiths, Walls

New Adventure in Etymology: Wood

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


13th February

New languages: Khorchin, Bugan and Khamnigan Mongol

New adapated scripts: Roenskrif and Nahuangul

New numbers pages: Wa, Nyah Kur and Mon

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Language Politics

New Celtiadur post: Material

New Adventure in Etymology: Paint

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


6th February

New languages: Kaitag, Komering, Jarud and Agutaynen

New constructed script: Jyutcitzi (粵切字)

New numbers pages: Chipewyan, Sekani, Cistercian Numbers, Agutaynen

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Britland

New Celtiadur post: Wings

New Adventure in Etymology: Champion

Improved pages: To See & To Be on the Celtiadur.

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30th January

New languages: Kaitag, Komering, Jarud and Agutaynen

New constructed script: Jyutcitzi (粵切字)

New numbers pages: Chipewyan, Sekani, Cistercian Numbers, Agutaynen

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Britland

New Celtiadur post: Wings

New Adventure in Etymology: Champion

Improved pages: To See & To Be on the Celtiadur.

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


23rd January

New languages: Lambya, Chakhar (Mongolian), Barin (Mongolian) and Nusu

New numbers page: Tsakonian

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz, Oak Knowers and Playing Around

New Celtiadur post: Knowledge

New Adventure in Etymology: Dust

New song: Dust

Simon Ager · Dust / Llwch

Improved pages: Russian, Krymchak and Thai language pages, the Theban alphabet page, and the Ukrainian numbers page

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

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16th January

New languages: Alasha, Weitou, Kumzari and Southern Qiang

New constructed script: Featural Lojban Abjad

New numbers pages: Monguor, Santa and Kumzari

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Jargon

New Celtiadur post: Mysterious Secrets

New Adventure in Etymology: Bizarre

Improved page: Vietnamese

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

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9th January

New languages: Baybayanon, Inabaknon and Bajaw

New adapated script: Ermənbası

New numbers pages: Khitan, Daur and Buryat

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Resolutions

New Celtiadur posts: Knives and Forks

New Adventure in Etymology: Runes (ᚱᚢᚾᛟ),

Improved pages: Pohnpeian, Lun Bawang, Maguindanao, Pinyin and Melanau

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

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2nd January 2022

New languages: Umiray Dumaget and Klata

New adapted script: lshucid

New numbers pages: Jurchen and Xibe

New Omniglot blog posts: Language Quiz and Old Long Since

New Celtiadur post: Ladles and Spoons

New Adventure in Etymology: New Year

Improved pages: Manchu numbers, Georgian language, Asomtavruli alphabet, Nuskhuri alphabet and Mkhedruli alphabet

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

A Multilingual Happy New Year!


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