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Season 103 - Day 7 of 14


This language is spoken by about 314,000 people. It has remained relatively unchanged for almost a thousand years meaning modern speakers can read historical works like the Eddas from the 13th century with a little effort.

The language avoids borrowing words where possible, preferring linguistic purism.

Where English has electricity, derived from Greek, speakers of this tongue refer instead to ‘amber power’; an army tank is a ‘crawling dragon’, and a computer is a ‘number seeress’.

Which language?


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