What do you gess?
I asked our Phillipine young engineer few days ago, “When was Tagalog (Their native language) born?”,
he said, “Myabe 14 or 5th century (he’s not good at history, so not certain)”.
Tagalog was influenced by Spanish colonial rule and based on Spanish, has many similar words, too.
I felt that it’s rather young language because Japanese has more than 1,000 year history.
And one question hit on me, “What is the youngest language in the world?”.
I searched the web but couldn’t find the information.
Something like a ‘programming Language Chronogy’ can be hit, but natural language’s ones cannot be.
(maybe historical linguistics has various theories, little bit difficult)
By elimination, main Europe languages may be old for it’s Latin origin, Japanes and Chinese has at least 1,000 year histroy, Hangul was born arround in 15th century I heard….
Also our Finnish Sisulizer engineer said that Finnish was rather young.
To know correctly, I cannot but check the histories of all languages.
I ‘ll be happy if someone creates or finds that chronogy.
(But I think many languages exist, origins of which have not been deteced yet.)