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A large corpus of Akkadian texts and text fragments numbering hundreds of thousands has been excavated. They include mythology, legal and scientific texts, correspondence and so on. During the 2nd millenium BC the Akkadian language developed into two variants, Assyrian and Babylonian, in Assyria and Babylon.

Details of the Akkadian cuneiform script, which was used to write Akkadian, a semitic language spoken in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq and Syria) until about 500 AD.

The Sumerian language, an isolate written in cuneiform.  The most banal things (accounting records for example) give us an extraordinary glimpse into the everyday life in ancient Sumer.

The Sumerian language, an isolate written in cuneiform. The most banal things (accounting records for example) give us an extraordinary glimpse into the everyday life in ancient Sumer.

Tigrinya (ትግርኛ) is a member of the Ethiopic branch of Semitic languages with about 6 million speakers mainly in the Tigre region of Ethiopia and in Central Eritrea. Tigrinya is written with a version of the Ge'ez script and first appeared in writing during the 13th century in a text on the local laws for the district of Logosarda in southern Eritrea. (...)

Tigrinya (ትግርኛ) is a member of the Ethiopic branch of Semitic languages with…

Old Persian Cuneiform

Cuneiform in an inscription on a cliff at Behistun in south-west Iran…

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I have traveled to many places and learned much about symbols and since I was a child, I've LOVEEDDDD symbolic languages. These resonate with me so strong; simple yet hold deep meaning and ancient memories.

The Visitor alphabet appears in the 1983 sci-fi TV mini-series V created by Kenneth Johnson. The alphabet is used to write the language of the aliens in the series, who are known as Visitors. Different versions of the alphabet are used in different series of the show. (...)

The Visitor alphabet appears in the 1983 sci-fi TV mini-series V created by…

Sumerian ("native tongue") is the language of ancient Sumer, which was spoken in southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) from at least the 4th millennium BC. During the 3rd millennium BC, there developed a very intimate cultural symbiosis between the Sumerians and the Akkadians, which included widespread bilingualism.

Sumerian ("native tongue") is the language of ancient Sumer, which was spoken in southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) from at least the millennium BC. During the millennium BC, there developed a very intimate cultural symbiosis between the Sumerians

Aramaic alphabet

Aramaic alphabet “Hebrew writing and Arabic writing go from east to west, Latin writing, from west to east. Languages are like cats: You must not stroke their hair the wrong way.

N is for numerals.   Cuneiform numbers Sumerian numerals

Babylonian Mathematics - Number Systems and Terms

Devanagari, the Indian alphabet

Basic Devanagari alphabet (Brahmi) A descendent of the Brahmi script, Devanagari has evolved into a highly cursive script.

Some Hittite Cuneiform glyphs

Hittite was written with cuneiform script adapted from a version of Akkadian cuneiform from northern Syria.

Marwari (मारवाड़ी / ماروڑى) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 13.2 million people mainly in the Indian state of Rajasthan, and also in Gujarat, Haryana, and eastern parts of Pakistan. Marwari is part of the Marwari subgroup of Rajasthani and is related to Haryanvi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Hindi and Haryanvi. (...)

Marwari is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about million people mainly in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana in India, and in eastern Pakistan.

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Kannada Script - South India When I was living in Karnataka, everybody I met tried to teach me this beautiful language

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