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Transcript of Dead Languages
By Shea Carroll
A dead or extinct language is a language that is no longer in everyday use anymore.
How Were All The Different Languages Made?
One day a city wanted to settle in the land of Babel. They wanted to build a city with a HUGE tower in it a VERY long time ago. This tower would reach heaven so that the people of this town (Babel) could make a name for themselves. God frowned upon this because he knew this "stairway to heaven" would lead the people away from him. He made everybody speak different languages so that when they tried to work they couldn't understand one another. Because of this they could not continue building the tower. The Lord then scattered everybody all over the face of the earth. This is how all the different languages were made.
What Is a Dead Language?
(If you would like to learn about this story a little more you can read Genesis 11
in the Holy Bible)
What Dead Language Did I Learn About?
Some Dead Languages Are:
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN (A.K.A. HIEROGLYPHICS)
AND ANCIENT GREEK
I learned about hieroglyphics which were used by the ancient
Egyptians in ancient Egypt. (DUH) This was the way of writing and reading in the ancient world. It is believed that hieroglyphics were used about 3000 before Christ. Hieroglyphics are basically just pictures instead of letters. The most commonly seen hieroglyphic "letter" is a side view of a throne over an eye.
Why I Wanted To Learn About Dead Languages
NOW, LETS GO ON A SCAVENGER HUNT!!!
I wanted to learn about dead languages because I am very interested in old times and Egyptology. I think that how Egyptians lived was very cool and something that they used a lot was hieroglyphics. I also think that that is a very cool way to communicate with each other. I was very excited to learn more about egyptians and can't wait to learn more.
Why You Should Learn A Dead Language Or Learn About One
What Are Hieroglyphics?
Learning a medieval language connects you to a body of literature
Learning a dead language can make learning a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th language easier
We can enjoy the great literature that was written and forgotten
As I said in the slide before this, hieroglyphics are symbols and pictures instead of our regular letters nowadays. The word hieroglyphics was formed by two Greek letters. Hieros= holy glyphe= carvings When you add these words together you get holy carvings. When Egyptians wrote out hieroglyphics they wrote it on mostly papyrus (Papyrus is basically just a thick-ish paper made from plants found by the Nile river). Did you know that there are more than 700 different hieroglyphic "letters"? Some pictures even stood for whole words. The small pictures represent the sound of the object or idea that is associated with it.
THANKS FOR WATCHING
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this during the presentation!! Thank you!
THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY
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