Language details

AVESTAN Links (7)   Materials (3)   Books (2)   
Alternative names: ZEND, AVESTA
Extinct: yes
Language Code: AVS
In language groups: INDO-EUROPEAN » IRANIAN
Description:

Avestan is an Old Iranian language, which is extinct since more than 2.000 years. It is closely related to also extinct Old Persian, which was one of the official languages of the Achaimenid Empire in the first millennium BCE. Avestan is linguistically... [more ...]


Links
1   Avesta Pronunciation and Writing
http://www.avesta.org/language/writing.htm
2   Avestan Alphabet
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/avestan.htm
3   Avestan Language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avestan
4   Avestan Sample Texts
http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/didact/idg/iran/avest/avestbs.htm
5   Books on Avesta Language
http://www.avesta.org/abooks.html
6   Dictionary of Most Common Avesta Words
http://www.avesta.org/avdict/avdict.htm
7   Lessons in Avesta
http://www.avesta.org/language/lessons.htm

Materials
1  Avestan Consonants
2  Avestan Vowel System
3  Teach Yourself Avesta Language

Books
1   Karl Hoffmann, Bernhard Forssman: Avestische Laut- und Flexionslehre
2   Robert S. P. Beekes: A Grammar of Gatha-Avestan




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