- Hello ALL, A dictionary of the extinct language Akkadian of ancient Mesopotamia has been completed after 90 years of work by Dr.Irving Finkel of theMessage 1 of 1 , Jun 13, 2011View Source
A dictionary of the extinct language 'Akkadian' of ancient Mesopotamia has been completed after 90 years of work by Dr.Irving Finkel of the British Museum 's Middle East department.
Assyrian and Babylonian - dialects of the language collectively known as Akkadian –(developed during the 3rd millennium BC) have not been spoken for almost 2,000 years.
Akkadian/Assyro-Babylonian is an extinct Semitic language (part of the greater Afroasiatic language family) that was spoken in ancient Mesopotamia. The earliest attested Semitic language, it used the cuneiform writing(system consists of a combination of logophonetic, consonantal alphabetic and syllabic signs) system derived ultimately from ancient Sumerian. The name of the language is derived from the city of Akkad, a major center of Mesopotamian civilization.
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