What language is that?
No, I'm not actually asking a question about a language. This is a game.
How to play:
There will be sentences written in a language here. You have to guess what language the sentence is written in. If you guess one correctly, you win 10 lingots. Competition will end 12:00 AM UTC, 7:00 P.M EST since I will not be able to look at entries after that.
Kada benadam i benadam nase forro i igual en dinyidad i en derechos. Todos son baale razon i konsiensia i deven komportarsen los unos verso los otros kon fraternidad.
(Hint: it's not mandarin)
.هەموو مرۆڤ ئازاد و دوەقار و مافان دە وەکهەڤ تێن دنیایێ. ئەو خوەدی هش و شوئوورن و دڤێ لهەمبەر هەڤ بزهنیەتەکە براتیێ بلڤن
Бардык адамдар өз беделинде жана укуктарында эркин жана тең укуктуу болуп жаралат. Алардын аң- сезими менен абийири бар жана бири-бирине бир туугандык мамиле кылууга тийиш.
5: Барлық адамдар тумысынан азат және қадір-қасиеті мен кұқықтары тең болып дүниеге келеді. Адамдарға ақыл-парасат, ар-ождан берілген, сондықтан олар бір-бірімен туыстық, бауырмалдық қарым-қатынас жасаулары тиіс.
Tudo ser humano na ês mundo nacê libri e igual na sê dignidade e na sês drêto. Na sês razon e na sês concénça, tudo arguem debê porcêdê pa co tudo guenti na sprito di fraternidadi.
Mayma yvypóra ou ko yvy ári iñapyty'yre ha eteĩcha tecoruvicharendá ha acatúape jeguerekópe; ha ikatu rupi oikuaa ñetéva ha añete'yva, iporãva ha ivaíva, tekotevẽ pehenguéicha oiko oñondivekuéra.
ЦIыху псори щхьэхуиту, я щIыхьымрэ я хуэфащэхэмрэкIэ зэхуэдэу къалъхур. Акъылрэ зэхэщIыкI гъуазэрэ яIэщи, зыр зым зэкъуэш зэхащІэ яку дэлъу зэхущытын хуейхэщ.
Hānau kū'oko'a 'ia nā kānaka apau loa, a ua kau like ka hanohano a me nā pono kīvila ma luna o kākou pākahi. Ua ku'u mai ka no'ono'o pono a me ka 'ike pono ma luna o kākou, no laila, e aloha kākou kekahi i kekahi.
Bilaʼashdaʼii tʼáá ałtsoh yiníkʼehgo bidizhchįh dóó aheełtʼeego ílį́į́go bee baahóchįʼ. Eíí háníʼ dóó hánítshakees hwiihdaasyaʼ eíí binahjį́ʼ ahidiníłnáhgo álíleekʼehgo kʼé bee ahił niidlį́.
Адӕймӕгтӕ се 'ппӕт дӕр райгуырынц сӕрибарӕй ӕмӕ ӕмхуызонӕй сӕ барты. Уыдон ӕххӕст сты зонд ӕмӕ намысӕй, ӕмӕ кӕрӕдзийӕн хъуамӕ уой ӕфсымӕрты хуызӕн.
Aw human sowels is born free and equal in dignity and richts. They are tochered wi mense and conscience and shuld guide theirsels ane til ither in a speirit o britherheid.
Bonke abantu bazalwa bekhululekile belingana ngesithunzi nangamalungelo. Bahlanganiswe wumcabango nangunembeza futhi kufanele baphathane ngomoya wobunye.
Zhdo njeri kan le t'lir mê njãjit dinjitêt edhê dreta. Ata jan të pajisun mê mênjê edhê vet-dijê edhê duhën të veprôjn ka njãni-tjetrin mê nji shpirt vllâznimit.
Toate ființele umane se nasc libere și egale în demnitate și în drepturi. Ele sunt înzestrate cu rațiune și conștiință și trebuie să se comporte unele față de altele în spiritul fraternității.
Translation: (All the languages translate to the same thing)
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
(sentences taken from Omniglot.)
Good luck! :)
I think some of these were dedicated to me... Alright. in DK rapper voice Here we go!
- No idea. :[
- Sorani Kurdish
- Kazakh (in outdated Latin script)
- I read here that this isn't Portuguese, so I have no clue.
- Kabardian/East Circassian
- No idea
- Gheg Albanian
P.S. There are two #10s here, OP.
"I think some of these were dedicated to me..."
Karbadian actually was
5: Oh shoot i used the latin script. smh
About a fifth of my day is spent on Omniglot... ;]
P.S. Kazakh will be written in Latin script soon, but the script you used is an older version of it. It's the one I want Kazakhstan to use, though.
Ok I'm not going to look at any more entries here's the answer key:
Cape Verdean Creole
You may want to specify Sorani Kurdish, which is written with the Arabic script and is the one you provided. Other Kurdish varieties are not written with the Arabic script.
It's also Kabardian, not Karbardian.
also did you give me the lingots I earned? or is the counter broken
No.2 is perhaps a very misleading one. Firstly there is no language known as Taiwanese. If by chance 台語/Taiyu is translated as Taiwanese because of the characters used, and is referred to as Taiwanese here, it is likely Mandarin to be spoken in the pronunciation of Taiyu only. I do not know Taiyu myself but as far as I know the terminology in Taiyu is often different from Mandarin. I can perfectly read these sentences in Cantonese too, but if I am to express such meaning in a Cantonese conversation, the words would be different here and there. So I can say this is Cantonese equally? It has the same effect as writing down "a la carte", "deja vu" and say these are English...
Agree. I would have denoted pronunciation if specifically meaning Mandarin as spoken in Taiwan, since the writing system is identical (traditional characters are just as correct on the mainland as they are in Taiwan, though less often used). Unfortunately Woof has waded into linguistic and political choppy waters, but everyone makes a faux pas once in a while. :) A humble suggestion: try using IPA or romanization next time, and add that some options are dialects rather than languages.
Ok, 1: Filipino 2: Taiwanese 3:Farsi 4:Bulgarian? 5:ahh Bulgarian? 6: a portuguese or spanish based creole 7:Jopará 8:...Bulgarian? 9: Hawaiian or Maori? 10:Igbo? 11: Nepali? 12:Bulgarian. 13:Scots 14: Zulu 15: Hebrew or Yiddish 16:Quechua 17: Lao language 18:Romanian!
Nope, yes, nopw, nope, nope, close-ish, yes, nope, the former, nope, yes, nope, yes, yes, the latter, nope, yes, yes. Nice :)
Lots of Former Soviet Union (FSU) states have their own Russian-like languages, and use Cyrillic or Cyrillic-like script, including Kyrgyz (which is what I noticed 4. was right off the bat after a documentary a few months ago about Kyrgyzstan).
Everything might as well be Russian then. You're incorrect ;D Nice try though.
16 actually isn't Thai, but it has a similar alphabet to Thai, so I see why you would think so.
Well then, ummmmmm
9 is Hawaiian for sure. If it isn't then I quite Hawaiian lessons.
I'm afraid you have to quit Hawaiian lessons...
Just kidding. you're correct! Congrats :)
This looks hard.
- Some Spanish-based creole.
11, Serbian? (I'm starting to run out of Cyrillic letter languages that are not Russian)
This would be awesome if everyone signed a document pledging themselves not to use Google Translator.
Anyway, this is a good idea... and I like good ideas. My score will probably suck, but anyway... here are my guesses:
1 - No idea
2 - Cantonese
5- No idea
6- Cape Verde creolan
7 - No idea
8 - No idea
9 - Hawaiian
10 - Hindi or Tamil
11 - No idea
12 - Broken English
13 - Swahili... it's African for sure
14 - No idea... it's Asian
15 - No idea
16 - Thai
17 - Romanian
13: no but it is an African language
If I'm not copied I might be the only one to get number 6. Still most obviously a shambolic result.
What is up with Nuno and limericks lately, anyway? If he says no, write one anyway. I want to see if you're actually good at it:).
"Nuno: Quote Imposter, Limerick Trickster, IKEA Addict."
Now you have to make one for me, with at least 3 terms!
I am loving these conversations between you two, I always end up falling off my chair when reading Nuno's second reply.
Wipes away a tear....
That was lovely. I will never look at life the same way again...
Limerick (/ˈlɪmrɪk, -mərɪk/; Irish: Luimneach [ˈl̪imʲɨnʲəx]) is a city in County Limerick, Ireland. It is located in the Mid-West Region and is also part of the province of Munster. Limerick City and County Council is the local authority for the city.
The city lies on the River Shannon, with the historic core of the city located on King's Island, which is bounded by the Shannon and the Abbey River. Limerick is also located at the head of the Shannon Estuary where the river widens before it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of 94,192 (2016 census), Limerick is the third most populous urban area in the state, and the fourth most populous city on the island of Ireland.
Why am I lonely in both?!? :-0 and why was I stuck on the motorway?!
Here, I can make your terms into a Haiku.
[Imposter of quotes
Limerick trickster Nuno
See? 5, 7, 5
Now you have to make one for me, with at least 3 terms!
I can try a Haiku kind of thing.
"There was Lauriana
Sad and lonely by the cabana
She was eating a banana"
No, the metric isn't right and contrary to regular Haiku poems, it rhymes.
"There was Lauriana,
Sad and lonely by the motorway
She was eating a peach"
Doesn't have the same punch, does it?
(Apologies to Woof. for this small detour on her rather great thread.)
I think you're mistaking me for brass_phoenix... she was the one addicted to IKEA not me.
Why am I lonely in both?!?
Because being sad and lonely sales. Hey you're the ones that suggested me a cheesy heartbroken playlist. Now I'll return the favour in small instalments.
I looked it up in about 5 minutes, but since I didn't do it from memory, I'm blanking the text ;) Wouldn't be fair otherwise. Highlight the text to see it. (PS. some scripts are transliterations, making it more difficult to recognize)
1. Djudaeo-Spanish 2. Taiwanese 3. Kurdish (at first I thought it was Pashto) 4. Kyrgyz 5. Kazakh 6. Cape Verdean Creole 7. Guarani 8. Kabardian 9. Hawaiian 10. Navajo 11. Nepali 12. Ossetian 13. Scots Leid 14. Zulu 15. Yiddish 16. Albanian 17. Lao 18. Romanian
Thank you, Omniglot! bows deeply
I love riddles like that :) Thank you, Woof!
Edit and hint for others: don't even bother with Google Translate, it won't give you the answers ;P
I missed email notifs so I will never know... sobs
Hint: copy my post and set the font to black xD
and let me know if you got it ;P
Hey Woof, could you maybe post the results/ scores/who-guessed-what under the main post? If you have time of course ;) It would be interesting to see!
Ha, I didn't know you could do that :D
Neither did I. o_O
What I still cannot figure out is how one can change font color with markdown?
Number 6 is Cape Verdean Creole
It didn't surprise me either, considering what's happening on Discord right now xDDDD
By the way, Dhundup and Etto are hilarious.
I'm just reading through this and am terribly shocked at some of the answers for number 2. Some of the most hilarious choices are:
"Chinese" (still a bit traumatized by this)
Same. I'll never recover from the people who said "Oh that's definitely Chinese." :D
number 1: Spanish
number 2: Chinese
number 3: Sindhi
number 4: Kirgizisch (something like that?)
number 5: Turkish (a friend of mine is Turkish ;))
number 6: Portuguese
number 7: Icelandic
number 8: Russian
number 9: Hawaiian
number 10: Hindi
number 11: Bulgarian
number 12: English (of course! :)
number 13: Zulu (don't know if I spelled it right?
Number 14: i don't know... :(
number 15: Albanian
number 16: (don't know if I spelled it right?
number 17: Romanian
Hope i have it right?!
Sorry, I can't see all responses at once. 40 lingots coming up :)
Here's my guesses.
9 Hawaiin, but then I see others got that right!
Interesting how Adam is several of the languages for man.
I think we need a polyglot to get them all. No researching on the net for answers!
Sorry no good with numbers.
Could you number them by the number I put them up as? It'll make it easier for me to grade.
Did that now. I put dots behind them so the computer, reprogramed it. I saw Ladino, on here in someone's answers, but didn't put it down until reading the text and concluding it was a mixture of Hebrew and Spanish. So I had a hint. Didn't realize it was correct when I did it tho.
Edit: I see it's Yiddish. Interesting game even if I didn't get any right!
Great idea, but pretty damn tough! A LOT of guess work going on here:
- Spanish based creole from where I've no idea
- No idea
- no idea, potentially a japanese sentence that doesn't use hiragana/katakana
- no clue
- russian (covering my bases here, super unfamiliar with cyrillic script)
- haha russian?
- a bantu language, Swahili?
- 1 ladino! (“benadam”)
- 3 not arabic
- 6 ui... Somewhere near Alentejo/ spanish-portuguese border...?
- 9 Maori, Hawaiian, etc?
- 10 idk but looks very cool
- 13 Scots probs
- 14 Yoruba or some related language
- 15 Yiddish!
- 18 Romanian or some dialect of it