Help: what language is this? \'Ku caasho sahal axmad eedo igo...\'
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Lexi-tech  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:39
Italian to English
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Jan 27, 2003

A client has asked us to translate a handwritten document. The client does not know what language it is. I have tried the language guessers at http://www.foreignword.com.



The document starts like this:



Ku caasho sahal axmad

eedo igo guduun salaan wacan oowanaagsan eedo waxaa ku salaamaya....



Any suggestion would be most appreciated.



Paola Ludovici MacQuarrie



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Cilian O'Tuama  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:39
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Somali Jan 27, 2003

it would seem from a small google search I did, but please don\'t quote me on it.





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Marisapad  Identity Verified
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bella domanda, Paola! Jan 27, 2003

sembrerebbe somalo (non so se traslitterato dai loro geroglifici o se in uso come lingua ufficiale con caratteri latini).



dai un\'occhiata al sito:

http://somalinet.com/mag/?CatID=7&article=119



e anche

http://ethnomed.org/ethnomed/patient_ed/somali/som_lang_tb_script.htm



In ogni caso a me sembra proprio somalo!

auguri!!!

marisa


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Eva Blanar  Identity Verified
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Somalian? Jan 27, 2003

just a guess

But how come YOU\'ve got to find it out?


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Vidmantas Stilius  Identity Verified
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Somali Jan 27, 2003

Hi

Looks like Somali.

see http://www.omniglot.com/writing/somali.htm



Regards

Vidmantas



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On 2003-01-27 18:27, lexitech wrote:

A client has asked us to translate a handwritten document. The client does not know what language it is. I have tried the language guessers at www.foreignword.com.



The document starts like this:



Ku caasho sahal axmad

eedo igo guduun salaan wacan oowanaagsan eedo waxaa ku salaamaya....



Any suggestion would be most appreciated.



Paola Ludovici MacQuarrie





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xxxmgonzalez
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Swahili, perhaps. Jan 27, 2003

Hi, according to the Content Analysis


Language Identifier
it is Swahili. Hope it helps. Best regards. MG.


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CLS Lexi-tech
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Because.... Jan 27, 2003

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On 2003-01-27 18:43, sbe wrote:

just a guess

But how come YOU\'ve got to find it out?



I am helping the project manager find the right translator...



Many thanks to everyone.

Paola



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Marcus Malabad  Identity Verified
Canada
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Somali or Ethiopian Jan 27, 2003

I was also thinking something along the lines of a north-east African language. You can see the influence of Arabic (guttural?) and the long vowel endings point to Ethiopian or Somali. If you have an Ethiopian look at it, he or she could help you zero into the region. By the way, it could also be Sudanese (another African language greatly influenced by Arabic).

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OneDocument, S.L.
Spain
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Somali Jan 28, 2003

Hi, have a look at this vocabulary.



http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/durrus/153/somali13.html#somtoeng



Good luck!


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xxxmgonzalez
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?????????? Jan 28, 2003

To me, it looks like Somali rather than Swahili, after having a look at the samples of both languages in the Language Museum, no matter what the Content Analysis Language Identifier says. Best regards. MG.

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Dylan Edwards  Identity Verified
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Looks like Somali Jan 28, 2003

I see Somali quite often on Camden Council leaflets here in London, and this is my idea of what it\'s like, with double vowels, c\'s and x\'s. If it isn\'t Somali, the next language that comes to mind is another possibly Arabic-influenced African language, Wolof.

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xxxandrin
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what is that??? Jan 29, 2003

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On , wrote: well that it might be notes from a sleep-talk.



know your sources!!

take care





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