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"Lost" languages to be resurrected


Posted on Friday, 23 July, 2010 | Comment icon 7 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A computer has successfully managed to translate an ancient written language used in Biblical times.

"A new computer program has quickly deciphered a written language last used in Biblical times—possibly opening the door to "resurrecting" ancient texts that are no longer understood, scientists announced last week."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Bliszter on 23 July, 2010, 19:38
amazing what technology does for us now a days
Comment icon #2 Posted by thewild on 27 July, 2010, 3:36
that is nifty!!! I wonder what the ancients have written down...
Comment icon #3 Posted by pixiii on 30 July, 2010, 8:18
Oh this is something my Husband mentioned to me last week about this. How amazing is technology nowdays.
Comment icon #4 Posted by kobolds on 3 August, 2010, 2:00
if this the case then how do you know if the computer translated correctly
Comment icon #5 Posted by puridalan on 3 August, 2010, 5:15
This is something interesting, I learned a new name of a language, and want to know more about it haha awesome
Comment icon #6 Posted by Menial Task on 4 August, 2010, 3:38
It would be very interesting to see with my own eyes, the program in action, on a language with no known relations with other languages, although I'd be skeptical in the literal translation of what the program spits out. As it is a program I am assuming it might come with its own host of issues that might crop up, i.e. (*error in traslation, please shut down and restart again*) Nice read IMO.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Piney on 5 August, 2010, 15:54
There is programs that reconstruct proto-languages. Ives Goddard's department at Smithsonian reconstructed Proto-Algonquian using this program. Cool stuff but I'm crappy in the linguistic department. Lapiche


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