Scrapbook of Revived Languages

By Maggie Kenney


Celtic was the major language in the British Isles before Germanic tribes invaded around two thousand years ago. Today, Celtic languages survive only in remoter parts of Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.This language is divided up into five groups of languages as described below.


Hebrew was used to write most of the Jewish Bible, but use of the language diminished around fourth century BCE. Hebrew began to be revived when Israel became an independent country in 1948 and it was established as one of the countries official languages. Since this time, 4.000 new Hebrew words have been added in order to describe new inventions of today. Also, the first modern Hebrew dictionary was written.
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