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Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Coptic Languages

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Omair Farooqui

on 31 October 2012

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GREEK Started in the 9th Century Invented by Phoenicians Gifted to the Greeks Greek Language became the first official language used in the Ancient Christian church and the language of education in the Roman Empire. Spoken in places such as... Greece Cyprus Some Balkan Countries In our English Language more than 10% of the words are claimed to have a Greek Origin. Latin Originated around 5th Century Etruscan/Greek The Greek alphabet was a modified version of the Phoenician's alphabet, but both of them came from the Etruscan people who had a complete set of the alphabet which influenced old Latin. Rome, Vatican City Mostly Spoken in... Latin is considered a Romance Language, and is made popular by William Shakespeare who used state-mandated Latin Grammar in works such as Julius Caesar. Aramaic First inscriptions traced back to 10th Century B.C. Aramaic Language was contributed to and modified by the Semitic Family group which consists of the Assyrians, Babylonians, Chaldeans, Arameans, Hebrews, and Arabs. Initially being an only oral spoken language, it wasn't recorded much at first, but due to the religious aspect of it, it was quickly recorded into text and spread empire to empire. Where it is spoken... Parts of Middle East Today Aramaic derivatives can be found in religious literature such as the Bible or Qur'an. The Bible has been translated into Greek for the most part, but the Qur'an to this day stays in its original form. Coptic Introduced in the 2nd Century B.C. Egyptians were the inventors of this script. Coptic refers to the last stage of the Egyptian Text Language. First use of the Coptic language was to devise a calendar. Coptic language is more of a script than a language, because of the complex hieroglyphics that go along with each letter or word. Due to vast vocabulary that could be made up the Egyptians turned towards sound value. Coptic is rarely a spoken language anymore, and is referred it is almost a dead language because the Egyptians adopted Arabic around 11-14th Century B.C. Present day, the only people known to speak Coptic are the Coptic Christian Priests Half-way into the 17th Century, Egypt was ruled by Arabs who required Copt officials to learn Arabic in order to keep there positions. Language even affected astrology! Aramaic: "History of Aramaic." History of Aramaic. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2012. <http://www.peshitta.org/initial/aramaic.html>. Latin "The History and Origin of the Latin Language." Bright Hub Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2012. <http://www.brighthubeducation.com/learning-translating-latin/17702-brief-history-of-latin-language/>. Coptic "THE HISTORY OF THE COPTICLANGUAGE." THE HISTORY OF THE COPTIC LANGUAGE. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2012. <http://www.stshenouda.com/coptlang/copthist.htm>. Greek "History." History. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2012. <http://greek-language.com/History.html>. BIBLIOGRAPHY Almost... THANK YOU! Language is a virus from outer space.
William S. Burroughs
Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
William Arthur Ward
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