Links to Languages and Linguistics
Local Links ž
Languages of Antiquity ž
MediŠval Language Resources ž
Some local links o' mine...
Languages of Antiquity
MediŠval Language Resources
Phonology and Phonetics
- Indo-European and the Comparative Method
- "everything you ever wanted to know about Proto-Indo-European (and the comparative method) but were afraid to ask!"
- Nostratic, a reconstructed language that many think pushes
the limits of the powers of the theory behind historical linguistics
- Protolanguage -
interesting attempt to prove that the protolanguage (i.e. first human
language) can be reconstructed scientifically (one should, however, methodologically
take this with grain of salt - it's rather iffy, at best).
"Lana Schwebel on Saussure" (subtitle: "Saussure (or not so sure...)")
- Here's a rather odd page claiming that all of reconstructive linguistics is one giant
Fraud. We learn from this sage that all the languages of modern Europe were
invented by Benedictine monks in the 12th century. Isn't pseudoscience
Links and Resources
Artificial (Constructed) Languages
Just what are they?
How to make 'em:
Some of my favorites:
- Feorran - conlang based on Antarctic languages. Very
interesting, with ablaut and all!
- J. R. R. Tolkien's language which he designed for his elven race.
- Elet Anta - John Fisher's language; has a comprehensive
grammar, mostly morphology with some phonology and syntax thrown in.
- Teonaht - Sally Caves' work is just beautiful; truly
the work of a poet (a good one).
WatakassÝ - ergative language of the KassÝ family. Related to
DanovŰn - fellow conlanger in search of a purely logical language.
"Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero."