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What Is The Oldest Language Ever Discovered?

Monday, March 26, 2018  
Posted by: Jennifer Olivares
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What is the oldest language ever discovered?

 This question depends on how you define ‘oldest language’ and ‘discovered’, so there are different ways to answer it.In fact, asking how “How old is your language?” is a lot like asking “How old are your ancestors?” And without some clarification it doesn’t necessarily make sense, because languages haveprehistoricorigins. More about that:Daniel Ross' answer to Linguistically speaking, is there such thing as the "oldest language"?But since this question seems intuitively very interesting let’s see what kinds of answers there can be depending on how we interpret it.This question depends on how you define ‘oldest language’ and ‘discovered’, so there are different ways to answer it.

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