The earliest attested Semitic language, it used the cuneiform writing system, which was originally used to write the unrelated Ancient Sumerian, a language isolate. The language was named after the city of Akkad, a major centre of Mesopotamian civilization during the Akkadian Empire (2334-2154 BC), but the language itself precedes the founding of Akkad by many centuries. Hundreds of thousands.
Languages or writing systems? I would not look it the topic as one of contrast, but of continuation. Here is a timeline of written languages from 5,300 year-old Sumer with emergence of Cuneiform script to present-day. Ancient Scripts: Timeline Syr.
Reading the Assyrian-Babylonian cuneiform characters, however, is a difficult job, even to specialists, and both the layman and the professional scholar have to settle for a critical edition made by someone who has meticulously studied the tablet. In fact, the same holds for Greek and Latin texts. Only a few classicists actually study the medieval manuscripts. The difference is that cuneiform.
Yes. My cousin introduced me to the basics about 9 months ago, and soon after that I started looking for resources on the internet. I learned the Western Syriac alphabet since I'm from the Syriac Orthodox church, so unfortunately I can't write Estrangelo yet, but I can read it just as well as the western alphabet.
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