Thanks for sticking with me while I slog through editing and remastering the older, more technical lessons (text & videos for "grammar of words", "grammar of sentences" and "the verb and its arguments"). If you're like me, what you really want is the snazzy new thought-provoking stuff. After putting together artwork, recording piano & guitar tunes, scripting videos on a bunch of compelling topics, and editing the first three general interest videos, I'm excited about the new stuff. Linguistic relativity was the first.
- August 12, 2013
The Sound Change series is complete. A new page & video introducing logic took some effort. A bunch of corrections to the Grammar of Romance pages, videos and book. All of that is why the Youtube channel looked upload-happy over the last couple months. Oh, almost forgot - Happy 2013!
- February 27, 2013
Produced more text & video lessons, including a series on sound change and an intro to Optimality Theory. Corrections made to other lessons.
- December 5, 2012
The reworked "IPA for Language Learning" text & video series teaches you to analyze and transcribe speech sounds for accurate pronunciation of foreign languages.
- September 30, 2012
The Grammar of Romance video series is finished for now, with the last one from my outline uploaded today. Whew! More text & videos have been added and will be added to other lessons, too.
- August 15, 2012
Lots of videos recently. The remastered "Intro to Historical Linguistics" video series is now finished, many "Grammar of Romance" videos are live and a more polished version of the "IPA for Language Learning" is in production. Check out nativlang's YouTube channel for the latest.
- June 20, 2012
Fixed bad redirects and path structure in the language learning product reviews. (Japanese, Portuguese, Italian & Ancient Greek all had the same problem.) Now you should easily find your way around those blogs without running into so many errors.
Production of the Romance languages video series is in full swing. The associated book, Grammar of Romance starts shipping April 30. If you're into more general topics, new linguistics and new logic text & video lessons are on the way.
- April 9, 2012
Completed another draft of the Romance grammar (paperback version) - on sale in April. New text+video lessons are coming, including a series on the Romance languages.
It's the 13th anniversary of Portuguese Online, nativlang.com's free Portuguese language learning lessons!
- November 28, 2011
A handful of new videos and a new look for the homepage are in the works. Pushing forward on the Romance Grammar, too!
- November 1, 2011
The introduction to logic is now complete. On to new series! Also laboring away on a paperback version of the Romance grammar, making corrections and adjustments to the site along the way. Conducted full backup of the site.
Many new additions to the growing Romance grammar construction site. Also began basic logic lessons with text, videos & exercises just for you!
- August 8, 2011
Tables of examples uploaded to the comparative grammar of the Romance languages, a big resource that's currently under construction for Vulgar Latin & Romance students & enthusiasts. Also new videos & new pages over the past month, including etymology.
- July 27, 2011
Two video series - one on etymology and another on logic - coming this summer. Uploaded comparative noun & verb tables to the Romance Grammar project (will post project link on homepage soon).
- June 27, 2011
New videos on etymology and the beginnings of an online comparative Romance grammar. Also, those drab Middle English pages are getting a bit of a makeover.
Hard at work on a book that carefully teaches you to read & write the minuscule script of Greek manuscripts dated 850-1850. Over a year in the making, the project is now among my top priorities. It will complement the Byzantine minuscule lessons. If you're into Medieval Greek calligraphy, look for the release on May 3.
- April 18, 2011
Just published a new book: Learn to Write Aramaic! Available at Lulu.com and soon through Amazon & Createspace. Check out the book's preview or the associated free online lessons to see if you're interested.
- March 29, 2011
Currently working on a new book teaching the basics of writing Aramaic. Available for purchase March 29, this book will complement the recent writing Aramaic lessons.
- March 9, 2011
Instead of creating a news blog or plastering this site with social media just yet, I coded a nifty little site news displayer for the homepage & reader for this page. Basic, but I hope you enjoy!