The Eavesdropping TravelerSpend a few quick minutes traveling with me as we explore each place through the words and sounds of its languages.
Romance Languagescomparative grammar of Latin & Romance | Vulgar Latin pronunciation | Vulgar Latin basic grammar
The Romance Languages FAQ answers some questions about this language family.
Ancient & Koine Greekalphabet & scripts | Byzantine minuscule | basic phrases | pronouncing noun & article declensions | help for students
Intro to written Classical Greek for beginners, from early inscriptions to Byzantine texts. Learn pronunciation, the alphabet and differences between scripts. Great for Ancient & New Testament Greek learners.
Modern Greekalphabet & writing
Learn how to write and pronounce Modern Greek online. Compare some differences between older written Greek and the modern Dimotiki ("popular") form.
Aramaicalphabet & writing
Learn to read & write the many varieties of Aramaic from early inscriptions to ancient & medieval writing, including the square & cursive scripts.
Middle Englishpronunciation | grammar | Chaucer (& sound files)
Online Middle English lessons introducing Chaucer's English. Listen to the beginning of the Canterbury Tales. Learn some grammar and pronunciation.
Icelandicpronunciation | grammar
This introduction to the language of Iceland surveys basic grammar and pronunciation (sound files).
A German language FAQ with answers to a few questions. What is the difference between German and Dutch? What are German dialects?
Portuguesepronunciation | grammar | basic phrases | lessons | product reviews
Our lessons site, Portuguese Online (links above), is the web's longest-running free Portuguese course.
Spanishpronunciation | grammar | lessons | phrases
Approachable (and free!) online Spanish lessons, pronunciation guide and phrases.
Italianpronunciation | grammar
An introduction to the Italian language, with brief but informative guides to pronunciation and grammar.
Sardinianphrases & tips
Basic information about Sardinian pronunciation & grammar with phrases. Learn a tad of this unique Latin-derived language.