Top 6 Lost Languages

Every language as a human creation has a cycle and with times it extinct. Like the Latin language that was once spoken as a world language, many of the languages of today will extinct or will blend into each other and create a whole new language. For instance Italian, Spanish and French are “children” of the Latin, with too many root words of it. Not every language had a chance to “survive”. Most languages were forever forgotten as nations of the world were disappearing. This list contains some of the long lost languages during time.

#1. Proto-Indo-European

English, Russian, Farsi, Bengali, Albanian, and Kurdish, among many others, all lead roots from the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) language, which has been reconstructed by tracing the history of its descendants. It helps that those descendants comprise the most prolific linguistic family in the world. PIE is so ancient that it predates writing. A lot of the knowledge about its phonetics and lexicon are based on educated guesses. There are sounds not present in most other Indo-European languages, so the most accepted hypotheses link them to certain phonemes present in Arabic. PIE remains an influential language as the common heritage of all who speak modern Indo-European languages.

Proto-Indo-European

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  1. Michael Boone says:

    Crete is not divided between Greece and Turkey. It is Greek alone. Cyprus is the island divided between Greece and Turkey.

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