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Query Details

Query Subject:   Language identification
Author:   Mark Mandel
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Genetic Classification

Query:   An acquaintance of my daughter's writes:


Identify this language please?

''Idolem urodo iatu a wi rot
Ukufu kush onuoy nehawuoch
Etia di ukoik ura nakurah
Enadu yoimi nnesar urugem
Eteako ich atak
Ureatu tso oodah
Amia wibo koro yonneie''

I think I have a pretty good idea of what languages this is *not* (not
a Romance language, not Germanic, not Slavic, not Chinese, Japanese,
Vietnamese...). Also, if it translates to something really corny,
lemme know so I can stop embarrassing myself every time I sing it.


Please respond to me. I will forward replies to the inquirer and
summarize to the list. Thank you for any help.

Mark A. Mandel : Senior Linguist :
Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200
320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA :
Personal home page:
LL Issue: 8.797
Date posted: 29-May-1997


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