Akkadian cueniform
Archaeology
Akkadian cueniform

I Wonder What The Now-Extinct Akkadian Language Sounded Like

Ancient languages are a little hobby of mine, not just because of their many fascinating symbols and geometric marks, but because I always wonder how they sounded.
We actually have no way of knowing how a particular language sounded in those days, although linguists and archaeologists have done an excellent job deciphering these languages and providing us with examples of how these extinct languages sounded. I mean if most people didn't read or write, how did they know what things sounded like?
Mesopotamia map
Mesopotamia map
Akkadian cueniform
Akkadian cueniform
“Only scribes and priests could read and write in Akkad.”
Akkadian
Akkadian
Ancient Akkad
Ancient Akkad
Depiction of Ancient Akkad
Depiction of Ancient Akkad
Akkadian looks pretty difficult to decipher
Akkadian looks pretty difficult to decipher