Lost Languages Discovered in One of the World’s Oldest Continuously Run Libraries
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Very interesting. I do however wonder why Palestinean Aramaic is reckoned among the lost languages. In 1997 I visited a place called Maalula in Syria - one of just three villages which at the time had conserved the heritance from the once widespread Aramaic language community alive. In the light of recent events in the area it is hard to believe that these villages have survived the turmoil, but Wikipedia claims they still are there - and still keeping their tenuous connection back to the past.
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