Archive for October, 2009

The Indo-European Translator-Dictionary, updated with the latest version of the Proto-Indo-European lexicon

The Indo-European translator-dictionary has been updated with the latest version of the Proto-Indo-European lexicon, by Fernando López-Menchero.

The software of the translator-dictionary has also been upgraded with the latest version of the Open Translation Engine, thanks to the help of David, the main developer of this open source software.

The database and SQL file with the lexicon has been prepared by Marà­a Teresa Batalla, and will be left for download in our web and in external sites for those willing to use the OTE package.

Also, the book A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Second Edition, has been revised into version 4.15: The English into Indo-European dictionary section was remade, and other minor corrections added. The new version is already for sale at Amazon and CreateSpace.

Your Indo-European language team.

A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Second Printed Edition, available for purchase – Dnghu becomes an oficially registered Association

The latest version of A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, version 4, Second Printed Edition, was published online some days ago, and its printed edition has been approved, so that it is available for purchase at Amazon.

We will try to provide members with the second printed edition of the grammar, to replace their previous versions at no cost. This will be made at a slow pace, using the benefits obtained with the sale of the second edition, i.e. ≈1$/copy for Amazon, ≈5$/copy for CreateSpace.

Dnghu has obtained – as it was previously announced – the official registration (and registration ID) from the Spanish Registry of Associations, at the Spanish Interior Ministry.

Your Indo-European Language Team.

A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Second Edition, published, new web server and other news

These are the latest developments at Dnghu:

  • A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Second Edition, is prepared for its publication as a printed book, and we are awaiting the arrival of the proof copy to accept it and let it be sold at Amazon, probably within the next days. We wanted to offer immediately the final version for download, even though not all links might work. It is a full revision of the previous version (Pre-Version 4), itself a full revision of the previous one (Version 3), it has 824 pages of information concerning Proto-Indo-European reconstruction and the Modern Indo-European language, and it enters a stable version of the language system, after more than 3 years of improvements to the first version of the grammar. That’s what we have been doing during the last months, if you wondered why we didn’t publish new reports. Just in case you have been following the development of the Second Printed Edition at CreateSpace, it was ready for publication on the 1st of September, but the lexicon included was improved and we needed to rewrite the sections affected by that change. We hope to update the full website (not only the English translation) in the near future, to add the newest edition of our main resource. As always, we will thank any criticisms and suggestions of changes to the grammar.
  • We hired a new DSL connection, moved the location of our web server, and later installed our OpenSuse configuration on a new dedicated server (HP Proliant) purchased for the Association by our sponsor, Academia Biblos. We apologize to all visitors that might have experienced (and that might experience) some problems since the 21st of September, but we are still working on it. We expect to double the previous bandwidth and general performance of the Association’s web services.
  • The Association is going to have its official inscription (and inscription number) within the next days. As you might know, that was promised by the Spanish Interior Ministry more than a year ago, but it seems that this time – after 5 attempts – is for real. No more excuses about ‘the name not being Spanish’ and the like.
  • After the newest developments regarding MIE and the Association, we will improve all sections in our website accordingly, including the homepage, texts translated into Indo-European, the Proto-Indo-European Lexicon, the resources, etc. In the meantime, the Second Edition of the grammar should be enough to see the most recent linguistic developments concerning the modern language system.
  • The “Indo-European Network” concept has been cancelled. It was conceived as a network (or ring) of associations and organizations related to Europe or the Indo-European language and culture. We abandoned it due to the lack of support of enough number of organizations. We thank them for their support.

And that’s all for now. A lot of changes ahead, though.

Your Indo-European Language Team.