These are some of our main publications:
Our main work to date is the self-learning course for Modern Indo-European learners, a guidebook divided into fun lessons, carefully designed to introduce the reader to the difficult aspects of the Late Proto-Indo-European grammar, while offering at the same time interesting notes of culture and language usage.
A Tentative Syntax of Modern Indo-European is a clear, complete and articulate guide for the advanced practical knowledge and usage of this living Indo-European language. It contains hundreds of common sentences and expressions, comprehending a large variety of usual situations and syntactic structures.
A complete and detailed Proto-Indo-European lexicon paired with English and Latin equivalences is provided in different useful formats for quick reference. Other publications in this category include Pokorny’s etymological dictionary, machine translation and automatic conjugator tools.
A Song of Sheep and Horses is a series of books which includes linguistic, archaeological and genetic information apart from supplementary illustrations, dealing with the reconstructed Indo-European proto-languages, their culture and homelands, and their language contacts, apart from related ancestral and sister languages
Academia Prisca is an international, non-profit organization located in Europe, whose main mission is to promote the revival of the reconstructed Late Proto-Indo-European language, with a focus on North-West Indo-European language and culture. Having begun in 2004 as a personal project, it was founded in 2005 as the Dnghu Group, supported by the regional Government of Extremadura and other public economic agents. It reviewed its original aim (of merely promoting the language among university experts) to focus on the creation of an Indo-European language community. The group operates mainly online, and it is financed by a private Spanish education company, Academia Biblos. Its work has been publicly endorsed by professors from the University of Extremadura since its inception.
The best reconstructed aspect, with minor questions unsolved
Well-studied and with a solid foundation, but with certain controversies
A sizeable Europe's IE lexicon is available, but words for modern concepts are lacking
Only a handful of original expressions and short sentences can be reconstructed
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Fernando López-Menchero has published the new version of the main Modern Indo-European Self-Study Book. This new version offers: Multiple corrections, based on the many comments from readers received by email and through the Facebook Group. Important updates, including the previously unpublished Part II of the original Guidebook, now lessons 31-42 and appendix. Corrected and updated Read more about A Practical Guidebook for Modern Indo-European Explorers (Printed Edition)[…]
The provisional version of the series of books A Song of Sheep and Horses has been published. They represent a full revision of the previous essays on Indo-European demic diffusion model and North-West Indo-European. Pending a thorough revision of the archaeological sections, and of the sections on Uralic languages, I think it is more interesting Read more about A Song of Sheep and Horses: an encyclopedia of Indo-European[…]
Fernando López-Menchero has decided to publish a provisional* version of the first part (30 lessons) of the self-learning course he has been working on for years. * This is not a professionally (or otherwise carefully) curated edition. It is a more or less informally structured text, intended for its practical use by interested learners, and Read more about A Practical Guidebook for Modern Indo-European Explorers (first version)[…]
North-West Indo-European monograph, Indo-European demic diffusion (3rd Ed., revised), and self-learning course on its way
Following our scholarly work for the promotion of North-West Indo-European – the proto-language we want to revive as a modern language with this project -, we have published the following works (links on Academia Prisca will be made available or updated as soon as possible): North-West Indo-European, the first draft of a monograph that is Read more about North-West Indo-European monograph, Indo-European demic diffusion (3rd Ed., revised), and self-learning course on its way[…]
A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Third Edition, has been published in Spanish, and is available for download and to read online. The translation was made by Antonio Enrique Lázaro Sahuquillo in 2013, but my own time constraints have delayed its publication in a proper format. This work by Antonio was intended as a tentative translation Read more about A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Third Edition, and website in Spanish[…]
Change of website, revision of the Late Proto-Indo-European Etymological Lexicon (downloadable as Excel file), and Indo-European demic diffusion model, 2nd edition
If you have visited our websites recently, you might have noticed some important changes: The old website and name have been renewed: The informal group will be called from now on Academia Prisca, and the official website is academiaprisca.org. It was the name chosen by Fernando López-Menchero more than a year ago (you could see Read more about Change of website, revision of the Late Proto-Indo-European Etymological Lexicon (downloadable as Excel file), and Indo-European demic diffusion model, 2nd edition[…]
Fernando López-Menchero is still working on his self-learning course of Modern Indo-European. He did already publish a Modern Indo-European verb conjugator in ResearchGate: FLEXIE: A Conjugator of Modern Indo-European verbs I have been very busy with my PhD thesis for more than three years already (on Knee anatomy and pathology, nothing related to MIE), but while I Read more about Modern Indo-European Verb conjugator and article on the migration of Indo-European-speaking peoples[…]
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 Read more about A Tentative Syntax of Modern Indoeuropean published! And a Spanish translation of A Grammar… on its way[…]
A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Third Edition, updated; and new Prometheus (Engineer Language) Edition!
These are the latest news: A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Third Edition, has been revised with a lot of minor corrections into v. 3.10 Fernando’s Proto-Indo-European lexicon has been updated, and incorporated into the grammar We have published the new version of the grammar, including all new information, online and printed at Amazon, without the Read more about A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Third Edition, updated; and new Prometheus (Engineer Language) Edition![…]
Modern Indo-European learning course (Alpha version) revised, Syntax near to publication, and translations
It seems that, after some months of public standstill in our websites, people are showing again that they have been working hard backstage. 2012 will be a great year for those willing to learn (Late) Proto-Indo-European as a living language: 1) Mario has published a revision of his work, the Modern Indo-European learning course. He Read more about Modern Indo-European learning course (Alpha version) revised, Syntax near to publication, and translations[…]