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What's the oldest language in your opinion?
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Posted 5/3/11
i've been thinking lately about how the world has too many languages like that, and what was the oldest language in the world's history.
So i thought of posting this thread to know what others think, And as for me, I'd say the oldest languages would be either Chinese or Arabic
Posted 5/3/11
Chinese or Welsh. I know Welsh is very old, so old that not many people speak it in the country anymore (30% of population) but in Patagonia they either speak Welsh or Spanish so it has history over there aswell.
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I thought it was Hebrew, or arabic, but after googling it, a lot of people agreed that it is Basque.

Whatever Basque is.
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Posted 5/3/11
Either Hebrew or Latin.
In regards to the ones that are still spoken to some degree anyway. I'm sure Chinese would be a contender, too.
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i think on record, Greek, Roman and Egyptian but i am not 100% on this.. well Arabic and Hebrew as well.
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You're both way off. The oldest known written languages are the Sumerian and Egyptian, dating back to around 2900 BC. Welsh doesn't appear until around 700 AD.

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Posted 5/3/11
Oldest Language
that we have record of is
Sumerian and Eygptian Hieroglypics
the ones Still Spoken
Latin, Arabic, Chinese.
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27 / M / down the hall on...
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Posted 5/3/11
grunting
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24 / F / Where I is
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Posted 5/3/11
I would think it was either Greek or Latin because they contribute to most of the languages we use today
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21 / F / England, UK
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El - Oh - Vee - Ee
LOVE
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26 / M / Niagara Falls N.Y
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Posted 5/3/11
Im sure its Sumerian, before that there wasn't an alphabetic language.
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Posted 5/3/11
Latin by far.
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21 / F / Procrastinating à...
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Posted 5/3/11
I think it's Sino-European? As that's where Latin came from.
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105 / F / Peacefulness
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Posted 5/3/11
Peace language, it's the most sacred and ancient, yet it's underneath everyone! I believe in peace!
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Posted 5/3/11
I guess Egyptian (though now they speak Arabic in Egypt), but before that, people used to grunt and stuff. So grunting.

BTW I don't think this is something that should really be considered as an "opinion", this is something that can be proven.
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