In one of my posts called “Sa Frenkish Spraaka“, I mentioned that I had worked on a conlang derived directly from Proto-Indo-European. I hereby present what I have so far – see the PDF below. I am calling this conlang Woks Teuteko “Tribal Language”. [May 3, 2022 : It has recently occurred to me that the name should be Woks Teuteka because wôks is a feminine noun.]

I should mention that I have tended to favor PIE words that are attested in the Celtic, Italic, Germanic and Greek languages, generally avoiding words that are found only in the Balto-Slavic and/or Indo-Iranian languages; in other words, I have favored the South Indo-European dialect over the North Indo-European (see my post called “The Movements and Expansions of Indo-European Language Groups“). And I should also say that I have tended to ignore the evidence of Albanian, Armenian, Tocharian and Anatolian simply due to the strangeness of those languages.

I used Wiktionary extensively in my research (despite the occasional instances of nonsensical etymologies, some of which are truly outrageous), but I also made much use of The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World by Mallory and Adams – truly an outstanding work. I also referred occasionally to other resources, such as the excellent Sanskrit Heritage Dictionary –

The entries for nouns are in the nominative singular followed by the nominative plural and genitive singular in brackets, then by the gender (m, n, f). Only masculine forms of adjectives are given. Verbs are presented in the infinitive, with the 3rd person singular of the Indicative Present and the 3rd person singular of the Perfect following in brackets.

I have added etymological material to a good number of the entries, but many of the entries still don’t have any such material simply because searching for it is really rather time-consuming. And there is also the fact that I have had to develop much etymological material myself, not only because such is often lacking but also because I sometimes have reason to disagree with what I find. I also haven’t noted all the genders of nouns yet…

This language is very far from being finished, and I think it probably never will be. But I do intend to keep working on it, and I will probably post updated versions of it now and again (sooner or later).

August 19, 2021: posted three additional documents after the wordlist – one with pronouns, demonstratives, articles, interrogatives; one with declension tables; and the full conjugation of a verb.

August 25, 2022: I just uploaded a new version of the “berono conjugation” document (as well as a new version of the wordlist) – it is now prefaced with some explanatory remarks.

You may also be interested in my Continental Celtoid conlang called Vindonian (Vindonag) (also with etymologies):