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Title: Sources to learn latin vocabulary from proto-indo-european-roots
Post by: Manfred on June 18, 2017, 01:28:00 PM
Hello everyone,

I want to learn latin vocabulary systematically on the basis of proto-indo-european roots.
The source/book should list pie roots and latin words derived from them, including words derived by addition of further affixes.

Can anyone recommend something?

Thanks for help,
Manfred
Title: Re: Sources to learn latin vocabulary from proto-indo-european-roots
Post by: Daniel on June 18, 2017, 03:11:59 PM
That won't be a very efficient way to learn Latin, but certainly this can be a relevant way to study historical linguistics.

Pokorny's etymological dictionary of PIE roots, originally written in German (e.g.  and https://archive.org/details/indogermanisches02pokouoft), is available in English translation here: https://archive.org/details/Indogermanisches-Etymologisches-Woerterbuch -- or https://indo-european.info/pokorny-etymological-dictionary/index.htm or https://marciorenato.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/pokorny-julius-proto-indo-european-etymological-dictionary.pdf (Note that the 'Indo-European Revival Association' isn't a historical linguistics group per se but an effort to actually revise, and therefore in some ways extend/amend Proto-Indo-European for modern usage, but their version of Pokorny's dictionary is probably not changed much.)