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Re: opinions on PIE based langs

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 7, 2006, 13:24
On Tue, Feb 7, 2006 at  1:49 AM, Philip Newton wrote:

> On 2/7/06, Reilly Schlaier <schlaier@...> wrote: > > i am trying to make a lang off PIE > [snip] > > or has anyone tried this before (i am sure someone has) > > Degaspregos was such an attempt, I believe. It's a bit hard to find > information on it now, though.
Thagojian is an attempt, lexically, though the grammar is rather divergent, being somewhat more like Turkish or Hungarian, AIUI. The American Heritage Dictionary is online at and Appendix 1 is a pretty good source of PIE roots, though the notation is slightly dumbed-down IMO. For grammar, I recommend RSP Beekes' _Comparative Indo-European Linguistics_ I also recommend Calvert Watkins' _How To Kill A Dragon_ which is a great guide to the mythology and early literature of the PIE languages. Paul