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After 90 years, scholars finish a 21-volume dictionary for an extinct language. Why?
With over 7,000 known languages spoken around the world today, it may seem fruitless for scholars to have spent the past 90 years creating a dictionary for a language that has been extinct for nearly 2,000 years. Hold on; Let’s look at the reasons for the immense effort, and form our judgements afterwards. Originally modeled on the Oxford English Dictionary, the recently completed Chicago Assyrian Dictionary, …
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