AI Grammars


Indo-European Linguistics has produced a wealth of knowledge about the grammars of Ancient Indo-European languages, which has substantially advanced our understanding of the history of language and the human past in general. Since this knowledge is scattered over thousands of scientific publications of the past two centuries (and ongoing), access to these languages and their fascinating features and histories is reserved to specialists. The aim of this project is to help unearth this treasure and to present it to a wider audience in an easily accessible and up-to-date form. In line with this vision, a team of experts on Indo-European languages from all over the world offers courses introducing twelve of the most important Indo-European languages and their grammars.

All lectures have a parallel design:

The lectures took place between October 2018 and February 2020 at the University of Göttingen. They were recorded by Ralf Köster and his team at the University and State Library Video Studio. This production is part of the project Ancient Indo-European Languages for the 21st Century, funded by the programme "Internationalization of Curricula" at the University of Göttingen and the Linguistics Department (Sprachwissenschaftliches Seminar) at Göttingen.
This online resource was first launched in November 2020, while digital communication was the only means for communicating scientifc results. We were looking forward to the day after, hoping that this resource will be a welcome complement of uncontaminated grammar books and touchable grammarians.

The project team




Saverio Dalpedri

designed units, instructed lecturers, revised videos, managed everything, contributed to project conception

Götz Keydana

supervised contents, designed sample and expert board, contributed to project conception

Stavros Skopeteas

contributed to project conception, offered his services as a webmaster

Old Albanian

Michiel de Vaan

UNIL Université de Lausanne

Brian Joseph

The Ohio State University

Classical Armenian

Ronald Kim

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Daniel Kölligan

University of Würzburg


Almut Hintze

SOAS University of London

Benedikt Peschl

SOAS University of London


Ryan Sandell

LMU Munich

Nelson Goering

University of Oxford

Ancient Greek

Lucien van Beek

Leiden University

Luuk Huitink

University of Amsterdam


Silvia Luraghi

University of Pavia

Guglielmo Inglese

KU Leuven

Old Irish

Aaron Griffith

University of Utrecht

David Stifter

Maynooth University

Early Latin

Wolfgang de Melo

University of Oxford

Giuseppe Pezzini

University of St Andrews

Old Lithuanian

Jolanta Gelumbeckaitė

University of Frankfurt

Jurgis Pakerys

Vilnius University

Old Church Slavonic

Henning Andersen


Thomas Olander

University of Copenhagen


Gerd Carling

University of Lund

Hannes Fellner

University of Vienna

Early Vedic

Eystein Dahl

University of Tromsø

Götz Keydana

University of Göttingen

Tim Felix Aufderheide

University of Jena

production manager

Ralf Köster

University of Göttingen

general manager

Matthias Kracht

University of Göttingen

pedagogical consulting

Tanja Reiffenrath

University of Göttingen

Chahira Nouira

University of Göttingen

assistant editors

Lars Robin Ahrens

Louis Falkenstein

Florian Fischer

Antonio Masotti

Melvin Pötzsch

Birk Mammes

Paulien Veenstra

University of Göttingen


If you are now thinking about actually learning the language which has sparked your interest, the project Early Indo-European Online at the Linguistics Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin put together no less than 17 series of online language lessons, including all languages in the glottothèque. Each lesson is made up of a detailed introduction, original texts with glosses, extensive grammatical analyses and translations into English. Online glossaries and dictionaries complement each series and make them the perfect means to acquire a sound philological competence in reading ancient texts.


Dalpedri, Saverio, Götz Keydana, and Stavros Skopeteas (eds.) (2020), Glottothèque: Ancient Indo-European Grammars online (electronic resource). Göttingen: University of Göttingen, retrieved [Month] [Day], [Year], from