Monday, July 23, 2007


Stele of Naram-Sin, king of Akkad, celebrating his victory against the Lullubi from Zagros.

Via Talmida, the "Which Ancient Language are You?" test. My results:

Your Score: Akkadian

You scored

You are Akkadian, a blend of the incomprehensible symbols of the Sumerians with the unwritable sounds of the early Semitic peoples. However, the writing just doesn't suit the words and doesn't represent everything needed, so you end up a schizoid mess. Invented in Babylon, you're probably to blame for that tower story. However, crazy as you are, you're much loved and appreciated, and remain actively in use by records keepers long after schools have switched to other languages.

Link: The Which Ancient Language Are You Test written by imipak on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test


Talmida said...

Ooooh, Akkadian rocks!!

crystal said...

I'm egyptian hieroglyphics - don't know if that's good or bad.

cowboyangel said...

Hmm, I don't know about this test. No matter what answers I gave, I kept getting BARACK OBAMA.

Akkadian's very cool. I see from your nifty link that the dude who established the Akkadian empire was named Sargon. Wasn't he like the bad guy in Lord of the Rings? The guy in Mordor?

Zeppelin sang about Mordor in "Ramble On," from Led Zeppelin II.

So, if you're Akkadian, and Akkadian was established by Sargon, who lived in Mordor, which was sung about by Led Zeppelin, then in a parallel universe, with five degrees of separation, YOU are LED ZEPPELIN.

Which would explain those tight pants.

cowboyangel said...


Of course you're Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Heck, I could've told you that. It's very good. Cats and everything.

Gabriele C. said...

I'm Akkadian, too. Thought it would be Latin, but the 'shizoid mess' overruled the logic, it seems. :)

Liam said...

Talmida -- thanks, this is one of the best internet quizzes I've seen in awhile.

Crystal -- Egyptian hieroglyphics are definitely cool. Didn't you see "The Mummy"?

William -- Saron, not Sargon, you illiterate oaf. I am NOT Led Zeppelin.

Gabriele -- It's good to be Akkadian.

cowboyangel said...

Yeah, yeah - what's one or two letters? All those Tolkien names start to blur after a while anyway. Aragon of Aranon, Sargon of zondervan, Periwinkle the Hobbit, Mal-Odor of Mordor, Ur of Chad, Sinatra of Hoboken, Gondola of Orkin. Whatever.

And it's Sauron, you Led Zeppelin hater.

Hey, nice Nick Cave CDs, btw. Grooving on those.

crystal said...

Sarcon's obvioudly a typo, becuae I know Liam can spell :-) ... Sargon

Jeff said...

Can you get a Sumerian date on that website?

I was Demotic, which I gather was some kind of Egyptian form of "hip-hop" patois.

Brian said...

I am Linear B, and I'm totally jazzed about that. Really.

Sandalstraps said...

Here's mine:

Language of the Norse, Older Futhark! Thirty symbols, all told. And no hardier, more warrior-like tongue has ever graced the longships of the Viki or left the Celts and Saxons in such quivering fear. There's only one drawback, that being you died 800 years ago.