Sumerian Language

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Sumerian language is a language isolate and the oldest written language in existence. It is the language of ancient Sumer which was spoken in southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). Sumerian is generally believed to be a complete isolate as no relationship between Sumerian and any other language has been proven.

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Sumerian LanguageSUMERIAN LANGUAGESumerian language is a language isolate and the oldest written language in existence. It is the language of ancient Sumer which was spoken in southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). Sumerian is generally believed to be a complete isolate as no relationship between Sumerian and any other language has been proven. The relationships with Elamite and the Dravidian languages have been proposed though. About 2000 BC, Sumerian was replaced as a spoken language by Semitic Akkadian. Sumerian never extended much beyond its original boundaries in southern Mesopotamia.Five periods of Sumerian can be distinguished:ARCHAIC SUMERIAN - 31ST-26TH CENTURY BC,OLD OR CLASSICAL SUMERIAN - 26TH-23RD CENTURY. BC,NEO-SUMERIAN - 23RD-21ST CENTURY BC,LATE SUMERIAN - 20TH-18TH CENTURY BC,POST-SUMERIAN - AFTER 1700 BC.Sumerian is a language isolate and it has been t

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