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In desperation to learn the language of the Gutons any suggestions?

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  • svan
    I have been looking to learn the Gothic language. I was born in Iceland and have a good grasp on the sounds but i was looking for a less academia take on the
    Message 1 of 8 , Jan 31, 2013
      I have been looking to learn the Gothic language. I was born in Iceland and have a good grasp on the sounds but i was looking for a less academia take on the language. Any help would be appreciated

      Thanks

      Svan Odulf Herul
    • anheropl0x
      Not sure what you mean by a less academia take, but the best book to learn from, I think, is Wright s Grammar of the Gothic language. It does have a lot of
      Message 2 of 8 , Feb 1, 2013
        Not sure what you mean by "a less academia take," but the best book to learn from, I think, is Wright's Grammar of the Gothic language. It does have a lot of jargon in there, but to get the basics and more intermediate aspects of the language, you only need that book. Afterwards, there are many, many websites out there that are good references and can clear up some confusion that Wright's book might cause you.

        I have a PDF file of Wright's book, in case you would like it. It's pretty big though, somewhere around 150MB.

        --- In gothic-l@yahoogroups.com, "svan" wrote:
        >
        > I have been looking to learn the Gothic language. I was born in Iceland and have a good grasp on the sounds but i was looking for a less academia take on the language. Any help would be appreciated
        >
        > Thanks
        >
        > Svan Odulf Herul
        >
      • r_scherp
        Hails! I think you should simply read the original texts with a grammar and dictionary as reference. Once you read through a section several times it will
        Message 3 of 8 , Feb 2, 2013
          Hails!

          I think you should simply read the original texts with a grammar and dictionary as reference. Once you read through a section several times it will start to make sense. Ultimately, Gothic will simply seem like an extension of your own Icelandic language.

          Incidentally, I would be interested in your motivation to add "Herul" to your name.

          Freis jah sunjis!

          Randawulfs

          --- In gothic-l@yahoogroups.com, "anheropl0x" wrote:
          >
          > Not sure what you mean by "a less academia take," but the best book to learn from, I think, is Wright's Grammar of the Gothic language. It does have a lot of jargon in there, but to get the basics and more intermediate aspects of the language, you only need that book. Afterwards, there are many, many websites out there that are good references and can clear up some confusion that Wright's book might cause you.
          >
          > I have a PDF file of Wright's book, in case you would like it. It's pretty big though, somewhere around 150MB.
          >
          > --- In gothic-l@yahoogroups.com, "svan" wrote:
          > >
          > > I have been looking to learn the Gothic language. I was born in Iceland and have a good grasp on the sounds but i was looking for a less academia take on the language. Any help would be appreciated
          > >
          > > Thanks
          > >
          > > Svan Odulf Herul
          > >
          >
        • thomasruhm
          I wonder if Gothic sounds good with an Icelandic accent. You could tell us, which passages of the Gothic bible you are reading, so that we could follow. I find
          Message 4 of 8 , Feb 3, 2013
            I wonder if Gothic sounds good with an Icelandic accent.

            You could tell us, which passages of the Gothic bible you are reading, so that we could follow. I find it hard to motivate me to learn Gothic and it might be easier if we could talk about what we are reading. I am learning Latin much more often then Gothic, because I already made much progress and there are more texts.
          • Mike
            David Salo s Gothic Lessons used to be the most layman-friendly introduction to the language, but his site has been down for some time. Lessons 1-8 have been
            Message 5 of 8 , Feb 9, 2013
              David Salo's Gothic Lessons used to be the most layman-friendly introduction to the language, but his site has been down for some time. Lessons 1-8 have been compiled here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/32127826/Intruduction-to-Gothic. I think there are one or two more lessons way back in this list's archives.

              W.H. Bennett's book, An Introduction to the Gothic Language, is a good beginner course as well. Some of the information may be of more interest to the academic crowd, but you can easily ignore that stuff and still learn the language.

              Thomas Lambdin also has a book that is decent, but I don't like that there are no answer keys for the exercises.

              Jospeph Wright's Gothic Grammar is the go-to grammar for most Gothic-learners, but it's more of a reference work than a course book. I really didn't find it useful until I had spent some time with other resources.



              --- In gothic-l@yahoogroups.com, "svan" wrote:
              >
              > I have been looking to learn the Gothic language. I was born in Iceland and have a good grasp on the sounds but i was looking for a less academia take on the language. Any help would be appreciated
              >
              > Thanks
              >
              > Svan Odulf Herul
              >
            • thomasruhm
              He might be looking for a learning partner.
              Message 6 of 8 , Feb 9, 2013
                He might be looking for a learning partner.
              • Sigi Vandewinkel
                Salo s lessons are still available via the wayback machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20041011213322/http://mendota.terracom.net/~dorothea/david/gothic/ Sigi
                Message 7 of 8 , Feb 9, 2013
                  Salo's lessons are still available via the wayback machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20041011213322/http://mendota.terracom.net/~dorothea/david/gothic/

                  Sigi



                  ________________________________
                  From: Mike <mremic01@...>
                  To: gothic-l@yahoogroups.com
                  Sent: Saturday, 9 February 2013, 20:28
                  Subject: [gothic-l] Re: In desperation to learn the language of the Gutons any suggestions?


                   
                  David Salo's Gothic Lessons used to be the most layman-friendly introduction to the language, but his site has been down for some time. Lessons 1-8 have been compiled here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/32127826/Intruduction-to-Gothic. I think there are one or two more lessons way back in this list's archives.

                  W.H. Bennett's book, An Introduction to the Gothic Language, is a good beginner course as well. Some of the information may be of more interest to the academic crowd, but you can easily ignore that stuff and still learn the language.

                  Thomas Lambdin also has a book that is decent, but I don't like that there are no answer keys for the exercises.

                  Jospeph Wright's Gothic Grammar is the go-to grammar for most Gothic-learners, but it's more of a reference work than a course book. I really didn't find it useful until I had spent some time with other resources.

                  --- In gothic-l@yahoogroups.com, "svan" wrote:
                  >
                  > I have been looking to learn the Gothic language. I was born in Iceland and have a good grasp on the sounds but i was looking for a less academia take on the language. Any help would be appreciated
                  >
                  > Thanks
                  >
                  > Svan Odulf Herul
                  >




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                • Michael Everson
                  ... Bah. He uses th instead of þ and hw instead of ƕ . Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
                  Message 8 of 8 , Feb 9, 2013
                    On 9 Feb 2013, at 15:51, Sigi Vandewinkel <sigivandewinkel@...> wrote:

                    > Salo's lessons are still available via the wayback machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20041011213322/http://mendota.terracom.net/~dorothea/david/gothic/

                    Bah. He uses "th" instead of "þ" and "hw" instead of "ƕ".

                    Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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