Learning Ancient Languages

I’ve previously written about the University of Texas’ Early Indo-European OnLine site as the place par excellence to get started with ancient Indo-European languages, especially languages like Avestan, Old Persian and Tocharian where resources are otherwise scarce. If you want to venture outside Indo-European, Polyglossic mentions Lexicity as a great place to click around, seeing what you can find. It includes Akkadian, Aramaic and Ugaritic (as well as Indo-European languages like Gothic, Greek and Sanskrit. But no Sumerian or Hittite, alas.

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Geoffrey Barto has been teaching language and culture for more than twenty years. His focus is helping people use language to achieve their goals, both for personal growth and in building their careers. The right words can make all the difference in the world!
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2 Responses to Learning Ancient Languages

  1. polyglossic says:

    I mentioned the lack of Sumerian in the forum, and the owner of Lexicity assured me they “are working on it,” so it should be added soon. I think they’re also working on Classical Arabic. Not sure about Hittite, but I’m sure you could join the forum and make the request!
    -Allison

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