Fragmentary Languages

There are several extinct languages that are too poorly attested to place in the Indo-European family tree, including Phrygian, Thracian, Macedonian, Illyrian, Venetic, Messapic and Lusitanian.
  • Dechev, D. (1957). Die thrakischen Sprachreste. Wien: In Kommission bei R.M. Rohrer.
    Annex P1054.D29

    Contains all the Thracian texts known at the time.

  • Kalleris, J. N. (1988). Les anciens Macédoniens: étude linguistique et historique. Athènes: Institut français d'Athènes.
    Olin PG1156.K244w 1988

    Includes the Macedonian lexicon, grammar, and a discussion of the historical evidence on the Macedonians.

  • Katičić, R., & Križman, M. (1976). Ancient languages of the Balkans. The Hague: Mouton.
    Annex P381.B1 K19

    A critical review of scholarship on Thracian and Illyrian.

  • Krahe, H., De Simone, C., & Untermann, J. (1955). Die Sprache der Illyrier. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
    Olin PA2393.K89

    A collection of the Illyrian and Messapic texts and a discussion of Illyrian names.

  • Lejeune, M. (1974). Manuel de la langue vénète. Heidelberg: Winter.
    Olin PA2395.L53 in room 604-605

    Collects the Venetic inscriptions then known and discusses Venetic grammar.

  • Orel, V. E. (1997). The language of the Phrygians: Description and analysis. Delmar, N.Y.: Caravan Books.
    Olin P1057.O74x 1997

    The most complete collection of Phrygian texts (the discussion on grammar should be treated with caution).

  • Untermann, J., & Wodtko, D. S. (1975). Monumenta linguarum Hispanicarum, Vol. 4: Die tartessischen, keltiberischen und lusitanischen Inschriften. Wiesbaden: L. Reichert.
    Olin Oversize P1081.U61 M4 ++

    Contains the corpus of Lusitanian texts.