Technology Re-Creates Conversations in Ancient and Forgotten Languages From 5,000 Years Ago

Andrei Tapalaga
Scripts of ancient and forgotten languagesPhoto byMark RasmusononUnsplash

Modern languages are simple compared to old ones, which is why they are so difficult to comprehend and even more difficult to speak correctly as our forefathers intended. Such aims are unintentional, as we appear to be streamlining our language as humans evolve.

This trend is still evident today, with each generation reducing their vocabulary by using phrases or acronyms. Without further ado, here are the sounds of some of the most popular ancient languages.

In some ways, ancient languages appear more difficult than modern languages because their grammatical systems are more complex, with more inflections and declensions. Several modern languages, such as English, have lost most of their case endings, but ancient Greek and Latin had substantial case systems used to express nouns' roles in a sentence. Ancient languages also frequently contain more complex verb forms and irregular conjugations.

On the other hand, modern languages might be sophisticated in terms of grammar, vocabulary, and usage. English, for example, has a complicated system of tense, aspect, and mood and a large lexicon that includes terms from many different languages.

With the use of modern technology and artificial intelligence, experts were able to recreate what the dialect of ancient languages sounded like. History of Yesterday has presented some of these ancient languages from different parts of the world during different eras.

If you would like to hear what these ancient languages sounded like, please have a look at this webpage, where you can listen to diverse ancient languages, such as Ancient Egypt, Vikings, Sumerians, the Aztecs, and many more.

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