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Which is the oldest living language?

 
 
advls
 
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Fri 5 Apr, 2013 08:49 pm
@Ramafuchs,
Egyptian and Sumerian
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Arcius
 
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Mon 8 Apr, 2013 02:04 am
Guys, have you ever heard about Lithuanian language? I was searching for information on this topic and found that this is one of the oldest language in the world (in europe most probably oldest). Does anyone have some info on this?
saab
 
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Mon 8 Apr, 2013 02:24 am
@Arcius,
Probably the oldest European language is Basque. A language which developed from the stone age language in Europe and probably the only one which does not come from Asia
The Lithuanian language is believed to be the most conservative living Indo-European language,
In linguistics, a conservative form, variety, or modality is one that has changed relatively little over its history, or which is relatively resistant to change.
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pataria
 
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Wed 8 May, 2013 05:24 am
@Ramafuchs,
Sanskrit is Vedic language, Sumerian (2900 BC) is oldest one.
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ponmudi
 
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Fri 25 Oct, 2013 01:35 pm
I would like to bring to every one reading all these answers that there is a grammar in dravidian language and sanskrit that is called 'puNarchi' in tamil. This grammar is about using tow or more words joined together and used as a single word. By this way it is possible to write up to or more than thirty letters continiously and read as a single word! I don't think a grammar like this is in use in any of the lanuages in the world.

Joining of the words will bring a new meaning to the context different from the meaning they would impart when they are used sepperately!

For example, 'we ate not mangoes' means what it means. but if you join all the words together ( in Tamil) it will imply that some other people ate mangoes!
This meaning is understood without being said!

see this another example:

If you say, 'I killnot him' the man hearing you will ask you,' then what did you do him?'

And if you say 'I killnothim' ( all words joined as in Tamil) the man will ask you, then who did you kill.

only if you tell him, 'Ikillnothim' he will understand that somebody would have killed him!

so, joining the different words at different places will impart different meanins to the context in Tamil.

with this feature, Tamil language can produce different meanings to a sentence withthout changing the words or the order of the words but just only by joining different words at different places!

Is there any other language in the world that has this unique speciality in using its words?

timur
 
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Fri 25 Oct, 2013 02:16 pm
ponmudi wrote:
By this way it is possible to write up to or more than thirty letters continuously and read as a single word!


You are talking about the German language, right?

If not, I'll see the Betäubungsmittelverschreibungsverordnung for you..
saab
 
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Sat 26 Oct, 2013 02:14 am
@timur,
Hippopotomonsstrosesquippedaliafobi
which simply means you are afraid of long words - or does not it.
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roger
 
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Sat 26 Oct, 2013 02:49 am
@ponmudi,
That's fascinating.
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puneetchauhan
 
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Fri 8 Nov, 2013 04:05 am
@Ramafuchs,
Sanskrit
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artisinha786
 
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Tue 12 Nov, 2013 06:05 am
Sanskrit is the oldest living language in India and other country. It is a mother tongue language of all languages.
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swastik
 
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Mon 25 Nov, 2013 06:48 am
Sanskrit is the very very oldest language in the world. We known as a Sanskrit is a mother tongue language of all languages. All oldest texts had been written in the Sanskrit language.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Mon 25 Nov, 2013 07:28 am
Humpback whale.
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SamSingh78
 
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Wed 27 Nov, 2013 04:44 am
Tamil is the oldest living language in this world that comes from 2200 years ago and still using by people.
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taydji
 
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Thu 26 Dec, 2013 07:03 pm
@Ramafuchs,
Azul !
Have you ever heared that Berber is among the first languages?
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svetoslav
 
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Thu 6 Feb, 2014 05:32 am
@Ramafuchs,
Sanskrit.

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neologist
 
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Thu 6 Feb, 2014 08:42 pm
Many linguists and geographers focus on the area near the plains of Shinar. Written history goes back only about 5000 years. If Josephus and Moses are correct, that would coincide with the disbursing events in Babylon about 5000 +/- years back. At that time, the prevailing language was that of the Jews. making Hebrew the oldest living language
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free bird
 
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Tue 8 Jul, 2014 11:39 am
Tamil is the oldest language and it has so many literatures that can prove loudly that it is the oldest and also the language used to talk with God and devargal and asurargal (now considered as aliens). Sadly its the language of a state and not a country. Hence its not known for all. Sanskrit precedes Tamil, but it is no more a living language as speech.

So, Tamil is the oldest and the language of the world from which and also from Sanskrit, all the other languages derived. It also had grammer rules of how a language should be.

Mankind is said to start from Africa but no, its Kumari continent (Kumari Kandam) that linked Africa, India, Sri Lanka, and Australia. Its under water now and was ruled by Tamilans. 2 sangams called first Tamil sangam and second Tamil sangam happened there which was visited by devargal (good men living in outer space, now considered as aliens).

Many people don't know these stuff. But archeologist should find this continent and research there to prove these stuff and tell the world.
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timur
 
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Tue 8 Jul, 2014 11:56 am
free bird wrote:
It also had grammer rules of how a language should be.

But you don't know them, right?


Your assertions about Kumari Kandam are only that.

Similar to the chronological age of the earth being 6 ooo years old..
Setanta
 
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Tue 8 Jul, 2014 12:06 pm
Igpay Atinlay
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free bird
 
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Tue 8 Jul, 2014 03:59 pm
@timur,
I know a few info about them. Its called illakanam (rules of how the grammer format should be) and illakiyam, (poems wrote according to that illakanam). Many such poems have been destroyed due to various reasons.

About kumari kandam, lots and lots of evidence are there in Tamil literature. Many Tamil literatures point out that Lord Murugan, killed a asura king in kumari kandam after breaking a big mountain there. Lord Muruga, son of Lord Shiva dominated southern India, the kumari kandam and is worshipped as God till now in India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia. All literatures including Lord Muruga and also local stories about him revolves about this kumari kandam.

We can find notes of such unknown things from old literature only. For more proof more research is needed on the submerged site of kumari continent.
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