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Vingolf
Friday, September 28th, 2007, 03:41 PM
I would like to introduce a thread dedicated to those who might take an interest in the revival and preservation of the Gothic language.

Here's a short introduction:

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/lrc/eieol/gotol-0-X.html

... and remember: practice makes perfect!

Vingolf
Saturday, September 29th, 2007, 11:46 AM
Some useful links:

http://lexicon.ff.cuni.cz/etc/aa_texts.html

http://www.wulfila.be/gothic/gotica/

Angelcynn Beorn
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007, 04:12 PM
If memory serves, didn't Tolkien used to speak Gothic?

Vingolf
Friday, October 5th, 2007, 05:53 PM
Lesson one:

"Sa hunds ni beitith"

http://members.terracom.net/~dorothea/david/gothic/intro.html

Dagna
Monday, October 8th, 2007, 04:48 PM
Gothic is a hard language. I do not mean to discourage you, but don't you think teaching it on an internet forum will have little to no impact? To become a lingua franca, it would have to be politically and media supported at least. Do you speak it fluently?

Gardisten
Saturday, June 27th, 2009, 09:34 PM
All languages are difficult to learn, though, and it does make sense to revive the language. Language plays a key role in cultural identity, and any attempt to regain or maintain a culture without its language is pointless.

Neophyte
Sunday, June 28th, 2009, 02:14 AM
All languages are difficult to learn, though, and it does make sense to revive the language. Language plays a key role in cultural identity, and any attempt to regain or maintain a culture without its language is pointless.

But there would be soooo much work involved, such as finding and standadising Gothic words for concepts such as harddrive, carburator and engine. :-O

Stygian Cellarius
Sunday, June 28th, 2009, 04:04 AM
Lesson one:

"Sa hunds ni beitith"

http://members.terracom.net/~dorothea/david/gothic/intro.html

Let me guess, "The dog bit me"?

Gardisten
Sunday, June 28th, 2009, 08:53 PM
But there would be soooo much work involved, such as finding and standadising Gothic words for concepts such as harddrive, carburator and engine. :-O
True, but this is something that has been done with other "primitive" languages. Also, the revival of a Gothic language would (perhaps) result in a societal change that would negate the necessity of certain words. If you remove certain words from a language the associated behaviour diminishes or ceases to occur.

Eoppoyz
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 07:18 PM
I think Gothic looks like a mix between Swedish and German.