A Tentative Syntax of Modern Indoeuropean published! And a Spanish translation of A Grammar… on its way

These are the latest news:

    • Fernando López-Menchero’s A Tentative Syntax of Modern Indoeuropean has been published online and in printed version. This book contains hundreds of common sentences and expressions, comprehending a large variety of usual situations and syntactic structure, to acquire the necessary syntactic knowledge to speak the ancient language of Late Proto-Indo-Europeans. It has a comfortable bilingual two-column format that helps the reader (whether new to the language or an advanced scholar) to learn Proto-Indo-European vocabulary and grammar while studying its syntax.
    • After more than a year of work, a reader has provided us with a full Spanish translation of the third edition of A Grammar of Modern Indo-European. We are currently revising the translation, while we fit the texts into the original format. Within weeks we plan to publish the fully translated work. Another reader is also working on a French version of the book. Please contact us if you are interested in working on other translations.

 

Your Indo-European Language Team

A Research Project: “Indo-European languages of Europe” vs. “Classical Culture”

ProjectThe Dnghu Association, with the collaboration of the University and some high schools within the region of Extremadura, has elaborated a project to promote the teaching of a more general subject in the high school, “Indo-European languages of Europe”, to substitute the current general subjects of “Latin”, “Greek” and/or “Classic Culture”, in 10th and/or 11th Spanish school years.

Such a subject should obviously still include Classic Languages and Culture, but also an approach to the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European language and its dialects, especially those of Europe, viz. Germanic, Celtic, Baltic, Slavic, Greek and Albanian, as well as an introduction to the features of Indo-Iranian and Armenian.

Our first pilot experience is planned for next semester, and for the moment two schools and some University professors have agreed to participate. We want to study especially the differences in knowledge as to European languages and culture, between the students who follow the course and those who don’t, to prepare a thorough research to be sent to the Spanish Ministry of Culture, to the European Union and to Switzerland if – as expected – students who have received the lessons on Indo-European show a greater linguistic comprehension and knowledge of European cultures.

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The deadline for us to send the project is next week, just in case you have some changes you want us to make in the general idea – no details will be published for the moment, though.

If you want to participate with us in this experience, either for your school or other public or private institution, or maybe as a (paid or voluntary) professor, please send us your request to oinion@dnghu.org. We will probably accept such changes made until September 2007.

Your Indo-European Language Team.