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27 JUL 2011

Main facts and numbers of the Indo-European language Association:

  • About the Association:
    • We have been working since 2004 (firstly as the Dnghu Group) on the language revival project.
    • The Association's website had a mean of 13,000 unique visitors/month during 2008-2011 according to Awstats - more than 50,000 visits/month according to Webalizer, and more than 7,000 visits/month followed by Google Analytics (using JavaScript).
    • Related websites like Indo-European dictionary or Indo-European languages combined have attracted more than double as many visits/month in the same period, since they offer dynamic content and services on Indo-European studies.
    • We are joint by a mean of 5 new members/year, since we opened for membership in 2008, even though membership is still a way to help and collaborate with the Association, and not of being helped or obtain benefits.
    • Direct expenditure amounts to 300 €/month, which includes DSL, web server, domain names, books, etc., which is was covered with less than 100 €/year from Google Ads [there are currently no ads in Dnghu's websites] and the rest from private donations, especially from Academia Biblos and founding members.
  • About the Grammar and the Dictionary:
    • More than 1,500 visits/month to the Indo-European Grammar's website, and roughly 1,000 downloads/month of the official (full coloured PDF) Grammar (other formats and external sources not taken into account).
    • Some 2,000 visits/month to the Etymological Lexicon's website, with ca. 300 downloads/month of the official website's document, and thousands of visits to the Indo-European dictionary-translator.
    • A mean of 20 printed copies/month has been sold through CreateSpace publisher alone between 2008-2011.
    • The Second Edition was among the first #10,000 bestselling Books of International during its first days on sale (October-November 2009).
    • More than 100 copies have been donated to university libraries and linguistic organizations or institutions, as well as to professors.
    • At least 1 full revision/year of each main work has been made since they were first published.

Brief History of the Indo-European language revival project:

  • 2004 :: First Europaio (Indo-European grammatical system) notes are taken.
  • December 2005 :: Major investments are made, including technology, knowledge and trademarks issues.
  • April 2005 :: Publication of the project Europaio: One language for the European Union, and the grammar Europaio: A Brief Grammar of the European language, version 1.00, with grammatical system development in alpha phase.
  • May 2006 :: The Regional Government of Extremadura and the University of Extremadura award a prize to the project in the First Prize of Innovative Entrepreneurship in the University.
  • July 2006 :: Learning trip to Barcelona subsidized by the Regional Government.
  • January 2007 :: The Association is incorporated. A new concept is implemented: European or Indo-European is preferred over Europaio to describe the language to be revived, for clarity and usability purposes.
  • February 2007 :: Proto-Indo-European etymological lexicon, version 1.00.
  • March 2007 :: The Modern Indo-European grammar enters version 2.00, with Modern Indo-European in Beta phase.
  • August 2007 :: A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, version 3.00, First Printed Edition.
  • November 2007 :: The grammar is prepared for sale (print-on-demand service) in Amazon, through Create Space and Lulu.
  • December 2007 :: Indo-European dictionary-translator based on OTE, with improved software and revised vocabulary.
  • January 2008 :: Proto-Indo-European etymological lexicon, version 2.00.
  • February 2008 :: Membership to the Association is made available for the public.
  • 2007-2008 :: The Association donates dozens of books to public libraries.
  • January 2009 :: A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, pre-version 4.
  • September 2009 :: Proto-Indo-European etymological lexicon, version 3.00.
  • October 2009 :: A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, version 4.00, Second Printed Edition.The Modern Indo-European grammatical system enters a stable phase.

Indo-European Language revival project milestones:

  1. Modern Indo-European self-learning language courses.
  2. Official News and Podcast in Modern Indo-European.
  3. Translation of the Grammar and Lexicon into Spanish, German, and French.
  4. Dnghu Assembly's work.
  5. Proto-Indo-European Foundation.
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