Listen to our ancestors’ language 6,000 years ago

Linguists have recently reconstructed what a 6,000 year-old-language called Proto-Indo-European might have sounded like.

This language was the forerunner of many European and Asian languages, and now you can listen to what it may have sounded like.

 

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Over at Archaeology magazine, Kentucky linguist Andrew Byrd does a dramatic reading of a story written using only the vocabulary we are certain existed 6,000 years ago. Eric Powell explains:

 

Translation

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