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Hey /his/. I was thinking about learning an ancient language that isn't Latin or Greek.

You have any suggestions?

>Pic unrelated
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What other ancient languages have big enough corpus to justify it? Some kind of Chinese or Sanskrit maybe.

>tfw no huge corpus of Punic texts from Carthage library
Thanks, Scipio, we could have been exploring the galaxy right now.
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>>586108
What about native American languages?

Are they ancient?
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>>586097
Hebrew, Persian, Irish, the sky's the limit.
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>>586118
No, without writing languages tend to evolve and change constantly. Modern native American languages are very recent form, and there is no sources on "ancient" native American languages.
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Sanskrit makes you understand Indo-Europeans on an entirely new level
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Sanskrit is pretty cool.

Also Sumerian.
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>>586152
I have been considering akkadian.

As well as coptic and Gothic and Old English.

Although I really want to learn Aramaic
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>>586097
sumer.
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>>586108
Alexandria would be worth more than all of carthaginian history. even just the lost works of aristotle.
If you wanna be mad, be mad at gauls.
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>>586408
>Greek books
>Literally hundreds of copies in libraries around the Mediterranean
Nothing of value was lost in Alexandria, we still have a huge corpus of Greek literature from other sources. At the same time we have no Punic books at all, not even in translation, and yet there were lots of them.

>gauls
>Alexandria
What?
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