Remains for study

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Re: Remains for study

Postby Jayan » Wed 06 May 2009 7:35 pm

Something tells me you guys are waaaaaaay off target. Sorry, Delodelphius, this has turned into a listing of dead languages, it seems... :roll:
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Re: Remains for study

Postby Sym » Sun 31 May 2009 2:06 pm

I like very ancient languages
I believe that everyone should learn
Native: Italy
Reasonable: English ( writing in Runic, and Ogham)
Studying: English, Latin, Old hieroglyph, German
Up next: spanish, Arabic ( if someone teaches me ), gaelic,
Eventually: japanese, tibetan, Greek,

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Re: Remains for study

Postby Red » Wed 17 Feb 2010 1:07 pm

We have plenty of examples of

Old Dutch
Linear A
English*Spanish*Dutch*Ancient Greek*Cuneiform*Ogham

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Re: Remains for study

Postby Yaziq » Thu 18 Feb 2010 6:57 pm

The Meroe script of Ancient Nubia has been deciphered but only a few words of the language are understood.

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Re: Remains for study

Postby Talib » Thu 11 Mar 2010 4:07 am

Archaic Chinese, which has been reconstructed and phonetically differs somewhat from any of the modern Sino-Tibetan languages.
Classical Mayan, which is slightly different from any of the modern Mayan languages.
I was under the impression both of these differed quite a lot from their descendants, since several centuries separate them.
I like very ancient languages
I believe that everyone should learn
What for? I'm not interested in Classics, so that rules out Latin and Ancient Greek. I'm not religious, so there go Hebrew, Koine Greek, Sanskrit and Pali. And most other dead languages are of limited use to non-specialists and lacking in resources.
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