Gothic resources and PDF books

Although not a lot of websites offer courses, there are some places where you can learn Gothic. If you find any more sources or if you made your own Gothic course and if it’s good enough, contact me and I will add them.

PDF books

Genesis 2 translation by Matthew Carver


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Learning

So gutisko razda Hrabnskuftos


An absolutely excellent course to learn the language for beginners.

Gothic for Goths – A series that teaches a basic understanding of Gothic and is also aimed at people interested in the modern Goth culture:

Gothic-for-goths website

Tvatt Bjorn is a Russian website which offers information about and lessons in Gothic for a Russian audience in the Russian language:

Tvattbjorn – Gotskiy Yazik

Gutisk Maþl

Gutisk Maþl is a subreddit where eve

Gutiska Waurda

An excellent lexicon for the Gothic language, containing both the declensions of nouns and the conjugation of verbs, it’s the ideal tool for beginners having difficulty to decline or conjugate words, you can look them up here!

“In the Wulfilan Tongue” is a website aimed at beginners to learn how to speak Gothic by teaching the basics of the grammar with vocabulary and exercises:

In the Wulfilan tongue

Memrise, learn Gothic – A Memrise course that  teaches some of the basics of Gothic

Memrise – The Gothic Language (Gutrazda)

The Gothic Language by David Kaufman

A Facebook group in which mr. Kaupman teaches Gothic with word-by-word translations of short phrases, including a video with the pronunciation:

The Gothic Language (Facebook) 

La lengua goda – A course on Memrise in Spanish for learning Gothic, made due to a lack of Spanish resources for learning Gothic.
Un curso en español para aprender godo en la web de Memrise, hecho debido a la falta de recursos en español para aprender godo.

Memrise – La lengua goda

A Gothic phrase book

The Gothic Flag


Used to represent the Gothic language.

Inspiration:

– The Gothic eagle

– The crescent of the amals

– The six-pointed symbol featured on some Gothic shields

Designed by Ellis Purpuro

Twitter

Gutiska Gafaurds is a Twitter account representing the (modern) language.
Fonts

There are several fonts, among which very esthetic ones, to use for the language:

Skeirs


Skeirs has a SIL license, which means that it can be used both for non-commercial and commercial works. This font is also the standard font on tje Wikipedia

Embassadorship

The International Gothic Embassy


The international embassy is an international online embassy with representants for the Gothic language and culture of different countries.

If you have any questions about the online Gothic culture, or need help, you can contact them.



Other websites related to Gothic

edmundfairfax.com

The website of a befriended linguist who translated several of the books published in Gothic, has corrected the lyrics of Runaleiks and done more amazing work. The website has a section about Gothic.
Reading

For people with a good understanding of Gothic, there is:

http://www.wulfila.be/gothic/browse/

The websites contains almost all known ancient Gothic texts and also offers the possibility of translating separate words as you read them. In terms of comprehension, this resource is excellent to get a good understanding of the language. If you can read these Gothic texts quite well, reading this newspaper should be easy. It is the same the other way around: if you can read this newspaper, understanding ancient Gothic texts should be easy as well.

Riqis Eros

A story / novel being written in the Gothic language, about a man called Witigais.

Brothrjus wulfe (website is in Czech)

A Czech pagan group with texts in Gothic praising the ufarwulfs.

Gutiska mitons

A blog of mine in Gothic.

Gutisko Biblia

Gutisko Biblia is a website in which I collect all reconstructions of unattested parts of the Bible, its main focus is the Old Testament, the website Weihos Bokos has a bigger focus on the New testament. Got any translations (which you made)? You can send them to be included.

Bokahus is an online Gothic library with free books to read in Gothic:

Bokahus


Books

Im leitila

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A popular childrens’ book translated into Gothic by a linguist. Is available in different bilingual Gothic editions, look for Im leitila on Amazon to find more editions.

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Fimf leitilai fruskos

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The English-Gothic edition of a children’s book to learn Gothic. As an extra this book contains the text as audio (both monothongs and diphthongs).

Download a monophthong audio version of this book pronounced by dr. Simmelkjær Sandgaard Hansen for free as mp3

Download a diphthong audio version of this book pronounced by dr. Simmelkjær Sandgaard Hansen for free as mp3

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Read for free with KindleUnlimited

How the birds got their colors

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Now available as paperback.

Nu sind swe bokos.

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Amazon.de

Dictionaries

A good dictionary is recommended to write articles, if you know German you can just as me use Koebler Gotisch Deutsch, otherwise I recommend Koebler Englisch.

You can also use our dictionary.

Ben Reylo has compiled a Gothic-English dictionary with IPA pronounciations: dictionary

Clubs and groups

The Order of Ermanaric, an online organization dealing with international Gothic citizenship, founded by me and Ælfric. Inspired by exams to be naturalized in countries, we created a curriculum to learn with a history and language exam, when the two tests are passed, about knowledge which every “modern Goth” should have, one is a member of the order, can join the Facebook group and can consider oneself an international citizen:

The Order of Ermanaric

A Russian group which among other things dress like Germanic tribes and does historical reenactment:

Gotskiy put (Website is in Russian)

Verbs

To conjugate verbs I recommend Verbix. Though, be aware that it sometimes contains mistakes like raudida instead of rodida.

Bands and music

A Gothic metal band:

Runaleiks

The artist Ælfric, artist name of Michael Avery, has created an album with music in the Gothic language and used original Visigothic manuscripts for the melodies under the name Albareiks:

Songs of the Ancient Goths

Baris standiþ is a song composed by Edmund Fairfax in 2017 and performed by Donna Greenberg in the same year.

Baris Standiþ

Ahma Fraujins was a project by Thomas Houska with a couple of songs in the Gothic language.

Ahma Fraujins

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