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#34: (Q&A) Is There Any Language In Use Today That Could Be Used 1,000 Years Ago?

#34: (Q&A) Is There Any Language In Use Today That Could Be Used 1,000 Years Ago?

Any fan of Shakespeare knows how much the English language has changed over the last 400 years. A student of Chauncer knows even better. A brave student of Beowulf knows almost better than anyone else. You literally have to be a scholar to read “English” of 1,000 years ago.

But are there any languages that haven't changed to this degree? Languages that a normal citizen can pick up a text from a millenium ago and understand perfectly?

The answer is yes. Listen to this episode to learn which one.

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