I came across a pretty amazing youtube channel that gives people a flavor of many reconstructed and obscure/dead languages.
The owner of the channel is obviously Japanese, and he focuses mostly on Asian languages. The one that caught my attention first was the Kyowa-go video.
Kyowa-go (協和語) was a pidgin language developed in Manchuria after 20 years of effective Japanese control. I knew the existance of Kyowa-go and was fascinated that there’s a video to approximate the sound of Kyowa-go. Despite the sad circumstances that gave rise to this pidgin, the language itself is freaking awesome.
Then I saw the Yilan Creole video, which is supposed to be a Atayal-Japanese creole. The Altayal is said to be from 寒溪語, which technically wouldn’t be categorized as Altayal today, and should be Seediq Tuuda instead.
I did not know such language existed. I’m geeking out, maybe someone would find it very cool as well.