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From the project website (accessed 2021-05-04):

Indo-European Linguistics has produced a wealth of knowledge about the grammars of Ancient Indo-European languages, which has substantially advanced our understanding of the history of language and the human past in general. The aim of this project is to help to present it to a wider audience in an easily accessible and up-to-date form. In line with this vision, a team of experts on Indo-European languages from all over the world offers courses introducing twelve of the most important Indo-European languages and their grammars.
This production is part of the project Ancient Indo-European Languages for the 21st Century, funded by the programme "Internationalization of Curricula" at the University of Göttingen and the Linguistics Department (Sprachwissenschaftliches Seminar) at Göttingen.

The lectures for each language (usually 15-30 minutes long) are grouped under the following headings: Introduction, Sounds, Words, Structures and (for some) Texts. They cover phonetics, phonology, prosody, morphology and syntax. A knowledge of linguistic terminology is assumed. The selected languages are well-attested early examples from the different known branches of the Indo-European languages.


  • Ralf Köster
  • Saverio Dalpedri
  • Götz Keydana
  • Stavros Skopeteas


  • Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Germany (CC BY-ND 3.0 DE)