Ancient Semetic Languages

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by one_raven, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Can anyone give me a source which traces the roots of the languages spoken in the Middle East back from 5,000 to 600 BCE or thereabouts?

    What I am looking for is essentially a Semitic langauge family tree that will outline changes to the languages over different regions over time.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Also, what is the oldest Semitic language to have been written on tapa?
    Do we have any examples of Akkadian on tapa, or just on clay?
     
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  5. Xylene Valued Senior Member

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    Just guessing, One Raven, but I'd say Sumerian was the oldest Semitic language, and probably the oldest writing system (on clay, so far as I know).
     
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