There are literally thousands of languages spoken all over the world today—and thousands more long-dead languages that were spoken by small (or large) groups in the past and are no longer used. In this list today, we’ll take a look at ten dead languages that—while gone for good—are still affecting the modern world and inspiring the way we speak. 7 Old EnglishCan Modern English Speakers Understand Old English? And that Middle English is what our current modern English is most directly based upon, with its Old English roots still way down the line. Like how Old English eventually transitioned toward Modern English, Old High German can say the same thing for its current-day evolution.
Source: The Nation November 27, 2023 09:21 UTC