You will learn Friulian and Polish here, through detailed notes relating to the language used in contemporary Friulian and Polish translations of the Bible. Along with the audio, you can use these notes to assist you in your independent study.
The older Italian and Latin material can be found here. I am no longer adding material for these two languages, but you can still consult everything that was published.
Friulian language. See all 94 Friulian posts or browse by category below.
Friulian is a Romance language spoken in the far north-east corner of Italy, in an area located due west of the Italian border with Slovenia. Friulian is spoken by about a half-million people.
I am working diligently on this Friulian section. Through grammar and vocabulary notes, as well as supplementary examples of usage, I have provided a study of the Friulian language through all 50 chapters of the book of Genesis and am now working through the 40 chapters of the book of Exodus. In these posts, you will find detailed notes related to Friulian, which will allow you to acquire a great deal of the modern, standard form of the language.
The Bible, providing an inexhaustible range of language to study, is the ideal resource for learning Friulian — even more so given that the entire text has been recorded for you to listen to. The text that you will read is from the Bibie par un popul. This Bible uses contemporary language that you can incorporate into your own use of spoken and written Friulian and will be of immediate use to you in normal language situations. Note: Begin your study with the posts for Gjenesi 1.
* Certain Genesis chapters contain more than one post — be sure to work through them all. The chapters whose notes are split into different parts are indicated by an asterisk.
Learn Friulian through the Bible (82 posts)
Libri de Gjenesi
Book of Genesis (64 posts)
Libri dal Esodo
Book of Exodus (18 posts)
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Supplementary notes on the Friulian language (12 posts)
You will find additional notes in this supplementary section, but almost the entirety of the notes related to the Friulian language are interspersed in the Genesis and Exodus posts above, as they form part of the comments related to the readings. Important posts in this section: How to learn the Friulian language online. Friulian verb conjugations. How to count in Friulian.
Polish language. See all 33 Polish posts or browse by category below.
Polish is a Slavic language spoken by some forty million people. Through grammar and vocabulary notes, I am providing a study of the Polish language through the book of Genesis. These notes will allow you to make progress in Polish and to read and listen to the Bible in this language. Different recordings of stellar quality are available for Polish, and I recommend that you listen to what you have studied from the Bible as many times as possible.
The text that you will read is from the Biblia Tysiąclecia. This version is a modern translation into Polish from the original languages and provides an ideal resource for learning the language.
At the moment, I am working assiduously to build up this Polish section by publishing detailed notes relating to the Polish language as used in all 50 chapters of the book of Genesis. These notes will assist you in learning the modern language and in understanding the Bible in its Polish version. Note: Begin your study with Rdz 1.
Learn Polish through the Bible (29 posts)
Book of Genesis (29 posts)
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Supplementary notes on the Polish language (4 posts)
You will find additional notes in this supplementary section, but almost the entirety of the notes related to the Polish language are interspersed in the book of Genesis posts above, as they form part of the comments related to the readings. Important posts in this section: Declension of Polish possessive pronouns. Polish prepositions and their cases. How to count in Polish.
I am no longer posting material related to Italian (117 posts) or Latin (5 posts), but you can still consult everything that was published. Italian: Le avventure di Pinocchio; Il Principe; Libro della Genesi; Leonardo. Latin: Liber Genesis.
You may also wish to consult these outbound Wikisource links to read the editions that were the focus of study on this site: Le avventure di Pinocchio (1902 ed.); Il Principe (1814 ed.); La Sacra Bibbia (Diodati 1821 ed.); Leonardo.