Beginner's Europajom

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Trioate
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Beginner's Europajom

Post by Trioate » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:22 am

I'm interested in learning Europajom, but I'm having some trouble getting started. The official texts are very dense and scholarly, so it's a little difficult for a linguistics/Indo-European layman to grasp. Are there any beginner's materials, like a Memrise course or YouTube videos?

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Re: Beginner's Europajom

Post by cquiles » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:36 pm

Hi,

We shall shortly be publishing a thorough self-learning course in a format similar to Assimil / Teach Yourself, written by Fernando López-Menchero.

I have said that so many times in the past years that it seems unlikely now :roll: , but I have actually had the first volume (with 30 lessons) in my hands for some months now, and it is worth the waiting.

The problem is, they are ca. 200 pp of detailed information and exercises, and it needs to be very thoroughly revised again and again and again...

We shall expect its publication for this year, although a precise date is difficult to set. I would say probably before the summer.

About the recording of audio for lessons, they should begin after the publication of this first volume.
Carlos Quiles - Academia Prisca

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Re: Beginner's Europajom

Post by Trioate » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:35 pm

Would you have an issue with independent groups making their own learning materials? I'm attempting to get a group together to learn Europajom and study Indo-European in general. If that group made videos discussing the language or translating text, would that be considered some kind of an infringement?

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Re: Beginner's Europajom

Post by cquiles » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:21 pm

Our aim is for the reconstructed Late Proto-Indo-European language to be spoken again. We think that North-West Indo-European, as the ancestral language of most Europeans - and as a more confidently reconstructible stage of the proto-language - is the best suited to be used as a common language for Europe.

Nevertheless, we keep on working with the reconstruction of the parent language - in vocabulary, grammar, and even phonetic representations - as a theoretical exercise for a proper 'Modern Indo-European' language, including thus Palaeo-Balkan and Indo-Iranian forms.

That's all. No patents, inventions, trademarks, or anything like that - that is, apart from the "Dnghu" Association, and other names used, like Academia Prisca.

Europajom is just the proper reconstruction of "European" (n.), from the Greek form.

Our works are published with free licenses since our first publications in 2005. There are many texts, websites, blogs, forums, Facebook pages and groups, YouTube videos, and even films or videogames out there (re)using our works, and although we would like their authors to cite us, many don't.

We encourage you to work on learning and speaking and publishing... whatever you wish!

If we can help with your projects or with your group's aims, please let Fernando (flmenchero@academiaprisca.org) or me (cquiles@academiaprisca.org) know.

You can also use this forum, or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/indoeuropean/ (its groups on Indo-European and Modern Indo-European) for your discussions, if you like.
Carlos Quiles - Academia Prisca

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