At Speak Like A Native we love languages. It’s as simple as that. And this article on The 10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken Today opens up the debate about the family tree of languages.
What came first? How did one language evolve into others? Are the roots entangled? What makes languages change? Can change be linked to historical events such as conquests or socio-political shifts?
Our language clubs do not include Hebrew, Macedonian or Irish Gaelic. In fact, we don’t cover any of the top 10 in the author’s list. Of course, that’s not the point.
Language is the living (and dead) record in which humanity thrives, survives and changes.