Brief report on the Proto-Indo-European language revival presentation in Toulouse, in the ‘Forom des Langues et Cultures du Monde’

Just as Prof. Feraud, from the Russian stand in the Forum des Langues de Toulouse, describes the event yesterday, with the public reaction to the presentation of the Proto-Indo-European language revival project:

There was a good attendance to the Language Forum, maybe in the thousands. Some hundreds of leaflets have been distributed among visitors – see an example of 4 leaflets in A4 size.

We’ve got in touch with many language associations and groups with variable reactions:

  • Complaints about the complexitiy of Proto-Indo-European declensions by some speakers of non-inflected languages.
  • Polite and positive reception by most other stand representatives of European languages.
  • Very good understanding of the bases of the project especially by the Indian and the Modern Hebrew ones, because of evident reasons.
  • Future collaborations with another Language Association and a European institution of Toulouse are forseeable, thanks to the contacts made.
  • AND, some critics also from the Esperanto stand: “the language for the European Union already exists, it is Esperanto…” 😕

Your Indo-European Language Team.

About Modern Indo-European and 1st Anniversary Celebrations of Proto-Indo-European Revival Association

Yes, almost a year ago our project of an official DNGHU GROUP began, after the publication of the first – now almost seen as an amateur start – “Europaio grammar”.
We are now preparing ourselves to release its revised edition of that – mainly prescriptive – work, what will be a thorough Modern Indo-European Grammar.
In our new edition, some major changes have been made, but especially minor aspects (like lots of tiny etymologies, interesting vocabulary, dialectal differentiation, language history, etc.) are improved to support a natural Proto-Indo-European revival, as a Modern Indo-European language, instead of the simplified (for some almost artificial artificial) language system we have developed until now.
Because this was our first year, instead of releasing minor changes as new grammar versions, we wanted to develop diverse approaches to experiment and see what people liked and disliked the most. We think it was a good idea, and now we expect our improvements to let us begin using Modern Indo-European immediatly, instead of just waiting for more linguistic regulation.
We will whoop it up in a few weeks with the official inscription of the already incorporated Spanish Association – hopefully the first of many independent organizations worldwide -, the public release of a (really) free-licensed Indo-European grammar, new projects, major web changes, etc.

Your Indo-European Language Team.

Dnghu Adsoqiation, “Language Association”, about to be legally incorporated in Spain

Dnghu Adsoqiation (or “Language Association”, in English), is about to be legally incorporated in Spain under the name Asociación Dnghu. It is not the happiest day for Indo-European Revival Group, as our intention was always to obtain enough funds to create a private Foundation, but it is indeed good news for the future of Indo-European as a spoken language.

We have been working for almost a year already as ‘Dnghu Group’ or simply ‘Dnghu’, without any legal status, thus losing the few opportunities we had to obtain public subsidies for cultural institutions. It was not important, however, as there was no important community behind our projects.

But, enough is enough, and we cannot live just on tiny scholarships, always awaiting a change in the general mood toward our projects, and – having ahead the deadline of 2007’s regional public funding for cultural institutions – we deem it our best option right now to have a legal, non-profit organization applying for them.

We expect to receive public subsidies from regional, national and European administrations, and also investments and funds from banks and other private institutions; and we hope to control at the same time the problems that an association may pose on organizational and budgetary matters…

Your Indo-European Language Team.

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