Unknown Origins of the Antiquated Dialects – Part II

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Generally thought about the primary composed tongue, Sumerian was spoken in Mesopotamia during the second thousand years BC. The composition arrangement of Sumerian is a content called cuneiform. It is a progression of ideograms, images, and conceptual shapes that speak to thoughts instead of explicit words or sounds.

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Enthroned Sumerian king of Ur, with attendants. Standard of Ur, c. 2600 BC.

Some cuneiform is deciphered, albeit a wide range of portrayals have been built up. Etymologists archeologists still banter over the sentence structure and linguistic structure of the language, and there’s just around couple of hundred individuals on the planet with a working learning of it. Like other antiquated dialects, Sumerian is agglutinative.

Words can be shaped or utilized with a chain of discrete endings and additions to pass on what is being said. The sources of the language stay misty, and there is no reliable response to where it may have originated from.


The Vinca language, additionally named “Old European.” is a speculative language proposed from the removal of images found on curios in southeast Europe.

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Fragment of a clay vessel with an M-shaped incision.

The images are accepted to be probably the soonest types of writing on the planet, and may even pre-date Sumerian Cuneiform and the Egyptian hieroglyphics by a large number of years. The images were found in the zone involved by the Vinca individuals who lived in advanced western Romania on the banks of the Danube River from around 6000—3000 BC. A puzzling society, little is thought about how they lived and what their general public resembled.

The images that spoke to their language will presumably never be deciphered since just short engravings were found on an assortment of ancient rarities.


The Raetic language was spoken in the Eastern Alps area of cutting edge northern Italy and West Austria. It was the language of the Raeti, a gathering of indigenous Alpine individuals around the year 500 BC.There are a few hypotheses with respect to the starting points of Raetic.

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Retic culture and inscriptions

One of them recommends that Raetic, alongside Etruscan and Lemnian, are a piece of the proposed Tyrrhenian language family. Another hypothesis recommends that the language is a free part of Indo-European dialects. Raetic may likewise be only a language detach with Etruscan impacts, and we may never know the language’s actual causes.

North Picene

North Picene was a language expressed by the Picentes individuals living in northeastern Italy during the main thousand years BC. The South Picene language has been well-examined, and researchers have distinguished it similar to a particular Italic language from the Oscan-Umbrian language family.

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Stele from Novilara, Ancona – Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche

This language contrasts extraordinarily from South Picene, and etymologists have been not able precisely group it. The revelation of North Picene engravings were found on a stele close to a community in Italy called Novilara. The language was written in a kind of content like the Etruscan letters in order, however held a few Greek letters for specific consonants.

The linguistic highlights of the language has puzzled researchers, and no aggregate ends can be produced using their discoveries.


Hurrian is an antiquated wiped out language spoken in the zone that was before the Hittite Empire. Researchers accept that the speakers of Hurrian initially originated from the uneven regions of Armenia, and had relocated to parts of Mesopotamia and Anatolia during the second thousand years BC.

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Foundation tablet. Dedication to God Nergal by Hurrian king Atalshen, king of Urkish and Nawar, Habur Bassin, circa 2000 BC. Louvre Museum AO 5678.
“Of Nergal the lord of Hawalum, Atal-shen, the caring shepherd, the king of Urkesh and Nawar, the son of Sadar-mat the king, is the builder of the temple of Nergal, the one who overcomes opposition. Let 
Shamash and Ishtar detroy the seeds of whoever removes this tablet. Shaum-shen is the craftsman.

Hurrian was at one time the language of the Mitanni Kingdom before the Assyrian victory. In spite of it not being named identified with some other dialects, writers Arnaud Fournet and Allan R Bombard distributed a book depicting some particular qualities of Indo-European dialects in Hurrian.

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