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AMAZING! Listen to what our ancestors’ language sounded like 6,000 years ago

Neil Patrick

Linguists have recently reconstructed what a 6,000 year-old-language called Proto-Indo-European might have sounded like.

This language was the forerunner of many European and Asian languages, and now you can listen to what it may have sounded like.


Over at Archaeology magazine, Kentucky linguist Andrew Byrd does a dramatic reading of a story written using only the vocabulary we are certain existed 6,000 years ago. Eric Powell explains:

Here’s the translation of the story



Neil Patrick

Neil Patrick is one of the authors writing for The Vintage News