Gaulish Language Lessons

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Within the Gaulish community, there is a strong need for a textbook which teaches reconstructed Gaulish. We have a few grammars available, such as Iextis Galation and Yixtis Keltica. Grammars are a wealth of knowledge and we should be indebted to those individuals for putting them together. However, it is very difficult to learn a language – especially an ancient language – from a grammar, even more so if the student has no prior experience with learning an ancient language. The approaches to learning a modern language and an ancient language are quite different. For these reasons, learning reconstructed Gaulish can be a daunting and frustrating endeavor.

Hence the need for these lessons. I am not a linguist nor a philologist, although I have an understanding of both studies in relation to I-E languages. I have, however, studied ancient languages (Greek and Latin), received an M.A. in Latin, and taught ancient languages before. Therefore, I will make no claim (nor is it the intention) that these lessons are an authoritative source and they are not meant to give a complete understanding of Gaulish. These lessons are intended to help the community learn the Gaulish language if they need help in doing so.

I have utilized the Iextis Galation grammar while compiling these lessons as well as the Uoxtlosernis Galatis and the Ueposlougos Nouiogalaticos dictionaries. I strongly recommend getting them if you do not already. They are shared freely on the internet. These can be downloaded below.

Ueposlougos Nouiogalaticos Dictionary

The above dictionary is in the process of being expanded upon. So we are placing a link to it rather than a link to download the actual file.

Iextis Galation Grammar PDF

If anyone needs help or has questions about the lessons, please feel free to e-mail me:

𐌀𐌕𐌖𐌉𐌔𐌔𐌏𐌖𐌄𐌔 𐌉𐌄𐌙𐌕𐌄𐌔 𐌊𐌀𐌋𐌀𐌕𐌄𐌔

Aduissoues Iextēs Galātēs

Lessons of the Gaulish Language

INTRODUCTION: Pronunciation