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May 10, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Those weird and wacky Windows 8 ads: What language are they in?

Microsoft has been getting a bit of buzz for a series of online ads for Windows 8 that it released in Asia. The ads are weird and wacky (I’m kinda partial to the faceplanting makeup lady) — unlike any Windows 8 ads we’ve seen in the U.S. Another weird thing about them: They’re not in any language that we can recognize.

Those of us at The Seattle Times who speak Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese or Cantonese Chinese say it’s not in those languages.

Microsoft declined to say what language the ads are in, issuing only the statement that: “We created these online-only social videos for the Asian market, where they were well-received.”

 So: Any of readers know what language is being spoken?

Here are the ads:

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