Sharukinu said:All Sumerians merged with all Akkadians during Sargon of Akkad's Empire. They were all considered Akkadian from then onwards. All Sumerians and Akkadains completely mixed together.
Eventually, those new Akkadians became known as Assyrians/Babylonians.
Assyrians Assyrianised Hurrians, Arameans and others. This happened before Assyria fell. Sometime after the Neo-Assyrian Empire fell (early on; I don't know exactly when), Assyrians split into two groups, West Assyrians and East Assyrians.
So thats why this site http://www.everyculture.com/Africa-Middle-East/Assyrians.html says that: Ancient Assyrians were inhabitants of one the world's earliest civilizations, Mesopotamia, which began to emerge around 3500 B . C . The Assyrians invented the world's first written language and the 360-degree circle, established Hammurabi's code of law, and are credited with many other military, artistic, and architectural achievements.
Because clearly it wasnt the ancient assyrians who created the worlds first written language, it was the sumerians, but due to the fact that the sumerians were ancient assyrians ancestors and ours of course, we can say the ancient assyrians (our ancestors) created the world first written language etc, same thing with hammurabi law, it was the babylonians but they being the same people it doesn't matter. We are the only ancestors of the Sumerians, akkadians, hurrians and maybe arameans, because they mixed with each other through history. Sumerians and Akkadians mixed and became Akkadians, akkadians became assyrians and Babylonians, Aramaeans and many others became Assyrianised and became assyrians and mixed etc. I think l understand but you think l dont, you are clearly saying what l am written. There might be other descendants of Sumerians etc but they have been arabized and are arabs now.
Btw that you wrote about west Assyrians and East Assyrians might be wrong, because they must have been began being separated in the very beginning of Christianity, due to the fact they living in different empires, we west Assyrians living in roman empire, you east assyrians living in persian empire.
We the modern Assyrians created the world first written language and many others things because they(sumerians, akkadians etc) are our ancestors.