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  1. Ten of the Most Critically Endangered Languages in the World

    ... one another have never been so widespread and learning a new language is as simple as downloading an app like Duolingo, it may seem ... to a society could be lost. But there are many ways a language can go extinct and as it is estimated that one language goes extinct ...

    Sarah P Young - 09/02/2019 - 22:55

  2. How to Invent a Tolkien-Style Language: Ancient Languages Inspire Modern Movies

    ... author the best part of 100 years ago. Though enchanting, language invention has also baffled readers and critics alike. Bewildered ... the nerves and fibres of his being in order to make up a language; it is not only insane but unnecessary.” But that’s where he was ...

    ancient-origins - 18/03/2018 - 12:55

  3. The Origins of Human Language: One of the Hardest Problems in Science

    How human language began has been a question pestering researchers for centuries. One of ... What Helps Us Do More than Chatter Like Chimps As spoken language is by nature impermanent, the best empirical evidence for this field ... prove that they were set to use speech or complex language. Bronze statue of male Homo heidelbergensis, ...

    Alicia McDermott - 17/08/2015 - 03:51

  4. Elfdalian, the Ancient Viking Forest Language of Sweden, Set to be Revived

    The ancient Viking language of Elfdalian has been almost entirely wiped out, with an estimate of ... Elfdalian ( älvdalska in Swedish and övdalsk in the language itself) was a vigorous language until well into the 20th century. Sounding to listeners like a ...

    lizleafloor - 13/11/2018 - 16:44

  5. Help Save Elfdalian, the Ancient Viking Forest Language of Sweden

    The ancient Viking language of Elfdalian has been almost entirely wiped out, with only 3,000 ... the ancient Viking tongue to be officially recognized as a language. A petition in support of its language status is rapidly gaining momentum. The Conversation reports ...

    lizleafloor - 13/09/2016 - 21:52

  6. Three-Thousand-Year-Old Living Language Loses Last Monolingual Speaker

    ... are projected to survive another 100 years and the Chickasaw language, or Chikashshanompa', is just one of many tribal languages that ... speakers was less than 1,000 and today, the Chickasaw language has less than 75 fluent speakers, with the vast majority older than ...

    chickasaw - 13/04/2014 - 00:15

  7. New Language Spawned in Remote Australian Town and Only 350 People Can Speak It

    It is not every day that a new and unique language is discovered, but this finding really has anthropologists stumped. In ... Australia, an American linguist discovered that a new language emerged among the young people in the community and is now spoken by ...

    aprilholloway - 06/07/2017 - 22:53

  8. Europeans share more language and genes with Asia than previously thought

    ... from what linguists call Proto-Indo-European, an original language that diversified across much of Europe and Asia and later North and ... Some linguists believe humans spoke one original language , which diversified and changed and evolved into the 5,000 to 6,500 ...

    Mark Miller - 16/02/2015 - 00:08

  9. Dyeus Pater—The Original All-Father of the Gods

    ... Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit to reconstruct the primordial language from which all other Indo-European languages are derived. The ... ( Public Domain ) Nature of the PIE Constructed Language This language is just a useful theoretical construct to help ...

    Caleb Strom - 02/01/2019 - 23:02

  10. A Unique Form of Ancient Communication: The Whistling Island of La Gomera

    ... ravines. The result of this need was the invention of a language known as Silbo Gomero or el silbo , meaning ‘Gomeran ... The Silbo Gomero was a whistled form of the Guanche language, and is believed to have been invented by these natives of the Canary ...

    dhwty - 11/04/2015 - 14:32

  11. Nahuatl, The Language of the Aztec Nation

    Today, Spanish is the dominant language of Mexico and most central and South American countries. There was a time, however, when Nahuatl, a language spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of the Valley of Mexico, was the language of art, science, religion, and high culture in the part of Mesoamerica ...

    Caleb Strom - 01/08/2018 - 01:56

  12. Exploring an Ancient and Undeciphered Language: Eteocypriot and the Amathus Bilingual Inscription

    ... written Linear B inscriptions (1450 - 1200 BC) as a language belonging to a more archaic form of Greek.  An English ... written Linear B inscriptions (1450 - 1200 BC) as a language belonging to a more archaic form of Greek. With the aid of John ... strides in translating what could be a very similar language. Written with a modified form of the Cretan Linear A, I speak of the ...

    pkoutoupis - 15/09/2017 - 13:59

  13. The Ancient Origins of Some Dead or Dying Languages

    Language is said to be the key to understanding a culture—the medium by which ... By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times Language is said to be the key to understanding a culture—the medium by which ... are languages that have no connection to any known language. Some, such as Korean, are spoken by large swaths of people; some, ...

    ancient-origins - 21/08/2014 - 23:21

  14. Of One Language: In Search of Our Mother Tongue

    ... of the Book of Genesis: “And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech. Mankind is familiar with the narrative ... the Book of Genesis : “And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that ...

    pkoutoupis - 12/10/2018 - 16:01

  15. Did Humans Speak Through Cave Art? Ancient Drawings and Language's Origins

    When and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests an MIT professor. More ... art may provide clues about how our symbolic, multifaceted language capabilities evolved, according to a new paper co-authored by MIT ... Miyagawa. When and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests an MIT professor. ...

    ancient-origins - 14/03/2018 - 00:40

  16. Signed, Sealed and Delivered: ‘Savage’ Pictish Warriors of Scottish Highlands Had Written Language

    ... new findings suggest the Picts had developed written language as far back as 1,700 years ago. The Picts were an ancient ... new findings suggest the Picts had developed written language as far back as 1,700 years ago. The Painted Ones When the Romans ...

    ashley cowie - 29/10/2018 - 13:03

  17. A new language has been discovered in Australia

    ... a desert community in Australia have discovered a new language known as light Warlpiri. The language is being used by a group of approximately 300 people. This new ...

    johnblack - 29/06/2013 - 10:53

  18. The Inexplicable Origins of the Ket People of Siberia

    ... the smallest ethnic groups in that region. Their appearance, language and traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle has scientists bewildered by ... the smallest ethnic groups in that region. Their appearance, language and traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle has scientists bewildered by ...

    dhwty - 17/04/2018 - 13:56

  19. Hidden in the Hieroglyphs: Is Ancient Egyptian a Lost Language?

    The ancient Egyptian language is not just one set of symbols which people find on papyri bookmarks ... script was at its peak during the Middle Kingdom period. The language which is called ''ancient Egyptian'' isn't one unchangeable system. ... during the reign of Ay. ( CC BY-SA 3.0 ) The Language of Gods Hieroglyphs weren't invented by ancient Egyptians. They ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 15/09/2016 - 14:49

  20. Primeval Navigation Suggests Language Began 1.5 Million Years Earlier Than Thought

    ... who sailed thousand of miles to distant islands using language, or did they grunt at each other while holding onto tree trunks being ... who sailed thousand of miles to distant islands using language, or did they grunt at each other while holding onto tree trunks being ...

    ashley cowie - 23/02/2018 - 18:54

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