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how fuckin wild is it that we know roughly how to pronounce Sumerian

@tripofmice How do we know that? Listening to descendant languages?

@derek as I understand it, Sumerian isn't related to other known languages, but was contemporaneous to Akkadian, both of which used cuneiform, which has phonetic, syllabic characteristics. So we have infer based on the writing and later Semitic languages related to Akkadian

@tripofmice this is the perfect #linguistics toot.

😘👌 to the register choice, the content, everything

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