What is this group?
This group was originally intended to be a study group for Sanskrit only, but after some interesting posts by aravinda and iguanamon on the matter, I decided to make it more inclusive. I would especially like to highlight the following post by iguanamon, which was originally posted in galaxyrocker's log:
iguanamon wrote:Perhaps one of you should start a "Rare/Classical Languages Study Group" and make it as inclusive as possible outside of the existing study groups. I think you would find that it would generate quite a bit of activity and would be a good place to share resources, techniques and tips. In addition, it would be a good place to talk about and learn from frustrations other like-minded people have with learning rare and classical languages without ideal resources.
Following this advice, I founded this group hoping that it might indeed generate some traffic and interesting discussion.
Which languages are included in the group?
The group is aimed at students of classical, that is "dead", and rarely studied languages that aren't spoken any more and can only be studied through their literature:
- Ancient Greek
- Biblical Hebrew
- Old Norse
- Old Church Slavonic
- Old and Middle English
- Old and Middle French
- Old and Middle Irish
- Old and Middle High German
- Ancient Egyptian
- Classical Japanese
- Classical Chinese
- Classical Tibetan
Who can participate?
Anyone studying a classical language can join! This is a place to ask questions, share resources and fun facts, and discuss the study of ancient languages with other people.
- Anya (Latin, Ancient Greek, Sanskrit)
aravinda (Pali, Sanskrit)
Elsa Maria (Latin)
galaxyrocker (Pali, Old Irish, Latin)
Josquin (Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Latin, Sanskrit)
n_j_f (Latin, Ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Ancient Egyptian)
Steve (Ancient Greek, Hebrew)
systematiker (Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Latin, Old English, Middle English, Old High German, Middle High German)
vonPeterhof (Biblical Hebrew, Old Japanese, Old Church Slavonic, Classical Syriac, Sanskrit)