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What's the oldest language in your opinion?
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Gibberish
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Vedic Sanskrit.
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Sumerian
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sex noises.
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sex noises.


THIS

WIN!
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One of the oldest, yet Sanskrit predates that by a thousand years or so.
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Really you guys?! *Slaps everyone with a history book* You have got to be kidding! *Walks away laughing*
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Isn't this a pointless thread? It's asking for a fact, not an opinion. Once the fact is stated, doesn't the thread become pointless?
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Greek (Cyrillic alphabet) more older than Latin. Latin inspired from Greek.

I think most older alphabet is Proto-writing which is in the early Neolithic period, as early as the 7th millennium BC.
Then there was Cuneiform script emerging in Sumer around the 30th century BC. Then Cuneiform writing was gradually replaced by the Phoenician alphabet during the Neo-Assyrian Empire, and by the 2nd century AD. Phoenician during the Hellenistic period around . Even Aramic (anchestor of the Arabic and Hebrew) succesor of the Phoenician.

But when you look at Wikipedia it says this;


The Phrygian language (English pronunciation: /ˈfrɪdʒɪən/) was the Indo-European language of the Phrygians, spoken in Asia Minor during Classical Antiquity (ca. 8th century BC to 5th century AD).

Phrygian is considered to have been closely related to Greek. The similarity of some Phrygian words to Greek ones was observed by Plato in his Cratylus (410a).

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MelodieLenora wrote:

Isn't this a pointless thread? It's asking for a fact, not an opinion. Once the fact is stated, doesn't the thread become pointless?


That is correct. However, the language holding the title of oldest is open to debate.

Researchers will formulate their opinions based on evidence.
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Really you guys?! *Slaps everyone with a history book* You have got to be kidding! *Walks away laughing*


Okay, troll. So, where is your "opinion" on this matter? Did your god intellect create a language before known civilization, or was that a fraudulent event caused through the time machine you built in 3345 A.D.?
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We can't 100% prove which language older or anchestor but if someone invented time machine or some mutant appears and prove us he/she if same age with world.

History books and googling several trusted sources will help us.
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You are asking for oldest Spoken Language? Well, can't answer that since most likely language would most likely already be extinct.

You might want to refer to caveman drawings before man could even speak. If you want older, perhaps body language or facial expressions which is international.
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One of the oldest, yet Sanskrit predates that by a thousand years or so.


Wow really? o_O i never knew that...
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The people who thought it was greek or latin made me laugh.
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