May 6, 2017

A Grammar of Modern Indo-European

grammar-indo-europeanCurrent Version:5.25 (1 Jul 2017), minor corrections of v. 5.20 (Oct 2012)

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A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Third Edition
by Carlos Quiles, Fernando López-Menchero
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A Grammar of Modern Indo-European is a complete reference guide to a living Indo-European language. It contains a comprehensive description of Proto-Indo-European grammar, and offers an analysis of the complexities of the prehistoric language and its reconstruction from its descendant languages. Written in a fresh and accessible style, and illustrated with maps, figures and tables, this book focusses on the real patterns of use of Late Indo-European. The book is well organised and is filled with full, clear explanations
of areas of confusion and difficulty. It also contains an extensive English – Indo-European, Indo-European – English vocabulary, as well as detailed etymological notes, designed to provide readers with an easy access to the information they require.

An essential reference source for the student of Indo-European as a learned and living language, this work will appeal to students of languages, classics, and the ancient world, as well as to general readers interested in the history of language, and in speaking the direct ancestor of the world’s largest language family.

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Latest Revisions of the Indo-European Grammar

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  • 16/7/2017 :: (v. 5.25) Minor changes, most of them by Antonio Enrique Lázaro Sahuquillo, marked when translating the Grammar into Spanish.
  • 01/10/2012 :: (v. 5.2) Added the new version of the Proto-Indo-European lexicon, by Fernando López-Menchero.
  • 25/9/2012 :: (v. 5.1) Multiple minor corrections to the grammar – especially the verbal system and syntax.

—– Revisions made before Version 5.0 (Second Edition) ——

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