Prometheus Engineer language in updated alternative version of A Grammar of Modern Indo-European

As we announced yesterday at Dnghu, our book A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Third Edition has been revised, and the new version of the Proto-Indo-European lexicon has been added and it is available now online and printed at Amazon, without the Etymology section – it is therefore a cheaper, more handy manual.

But, more importantly, we have added a new section and published a parallel Prometheus Edition – Engineer language of the grammar, that includes unprecedented content with discussion of Prometheus’ recreated Late Proto-Indo-European dialect of the Prometheus/Alien/Predator fiction universe. There is also a printed version at Amazon. As you probably know already, our grammar is a Late Indo-European dialectal grammar, so it wasn’t difficult to add some information on ‘Engineer’ for fans.

We have opened a blog dedicated to the language, and a new dedicated section in our forum for discussion on this recreated language, and on the universe shared by Alien, Predator, Alien vs. Predator, and now also Prometheus franchises.

In my opinion, given the dialectal nature of the language as we know it now, the richness of the reconstruction on which it is based, and the specialized group that Ridley Scott contacted to work on it, it could be the most interesting conlang ever – or reclang, since it is recreated from a reconstruction…

2 thoughts on “Prometheus Engineer language in updated alternative version of A Grammar of Modern Indo-European

  1. Dear Carlos, I read your indo-european grammar today for the first time. I am a chemical engineer, and I never studied linguistics and phonetics at all. Because of my work I had to learn different european languages and, since I found a lot of analogies among them, I was trying often to figure out how was the original PIE language. I searched in Wikipedia and I found out that a lot of linguists made very interesting studies about it. But still, it was a little delusion for me, because there were a lot of discussions for “insiders”, about phonetics, linguistics, and even archeology… most of them were really interesting, but in the end I couldn’t even pronounce a word in this language. To do an example, if you ask me how a plastic bottle is manufactured, and I answer you with a lot of chemical formulas, the answer is maybe correct, but are you really satisfied? This is why I really appreciate your big effort to create a grammar which can be understood by everyone and allows people to speak and write in the ancient indo-european language. To be honest, I don’t agree with you when you are saying that the modern IE could be used as an official language for the EU, because it would be far too complicated for many political and sociological reasons. But it is really fascinating to discover a dead language, it is for me like having a time machine, you can re-create a culture which is the root of the most spoken languages in the world. Please go on with your work!

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