May 12, 2017

About Academia Prisca

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.

Indo-European language revival

The main objectives of the organization include:

  • The development the Modern Indo-European grammatical system, to bring the reconstructed Late Proto-Indo-European language to its full potential as a living language:
    • Building of the Corpus linguistics
    • Development of new vocabulary to complement the reconstructed one, to match modern needs
  • The teaching of Modern Indo-European as a first or second language to all European citizens, promoting its use in the media and in educational institutions.
  • The adoption of Modern Indo-European by the European Union as its main official language
  • The use of Late Indo-European (its three main dialects) as the main international auxiliary language, to reduce present-day communication and cultural barriers.

Project milestones (and expected dates)

  • 2017-2018 :: Modern Indo-European Assimil-like self-learning language course.
  • 2017-2018 :: Translations of ancient texts into Modern Indo-European and recording of audio.
  • 2018-2019 :: Translation of the Grammar and Lexicon into German and French.
  • 2020? Modern Indo-European Foundation

Indo-European language revival history

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.

  • June 2017 :: Indo-European demic diffusion model, Second Edition.
  • May 2017 :: Late Proto-Indo-European Etymological Lexicon, version 5.00.
  • April 2017 :: Rebranding Dnghu as Academia Prisca. Fernando López-Menchero takes the lead of the language section.
  • March 2017 :: Indo-European demic diffusion model published.
  • March 2016 :: FLEXIE: A Modern Indo-European verb conjugator published.
  • 2015-2016:: Gramática de indoeuropeo moderno, en español (translation of the grammar into Spanish)
  • January 2014 :: Improvement of the OTE dictionary-translator: Pokorny’s Etymological dictionary added, English and German versions.
  • March 2013 :: A Tentative Syntax of Modern Indo-European
  • November 2012 :: Late Proto-Indo-European Etymological Lexicon, version 5.00.
  • October 2012 :: A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, version 5.20.
  • May 2011 :: Late Proto-Indo-European Etymological Lexicon, version 4.00.
  • April 2011 :: A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, version 5.00, Third Printed Edition.
  • February 2010 :: Improvement of the OTE dictionary-translator: English – Proto-Indo-European and Latin – Proto-Indo-European versions.
  • October 2009 :: A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, version 4.00, Second Printed Edition.The Modern Indo-European grammatical system enters a stable phase.
  • September 2009 :: Proto-Indo-European etymological lexicon, version 3.00.
  • January 2009 :: A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, pre-version 4.
  • 2007-2008 :: The Association donates dozens of books to public libraries.
  • February 2008 :: Membership to the Association is made available for the public.
  • January 2008 :: Proto-Indo-European etymological lexicon, version 2.00.
  • December 2007 :: Indo-European dictionary-translator based on OTE, with improved software and revised vocabulary.
  • November 2007 :: The grammar is prepared for sale (print-on-demand service) in Amazon, through Create Space and Lulu.
  • August 2007 :: A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, version 3.00, First Printed Edition.
  • March 2007 :: The Modern Indo-European grammar enters version 2.00, with Modern Indo-European in Beta phase.
  • February 2007 :: Late Proto-Indo-European etymological lexicon, version 1.00.
  • 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.
  • July 2006 :: Business trip to Barcelona subsidized by the Regional Government.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • December 2005 :: Major investments are made, including technology, knowledge and trademarks issues.
  • 2004 :: First notes of Europaio (Europe’s Indo-European grammatical system for its modern use) are taken and published in a personal website.