Messapian

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Messapian is an extinct Indo-European language that was spoken mainly in south eastern Italy. Specifically it was the language of the three Iapygian tribes of the region: the Messapians, the Dauni and the Peucetii. Messapian language became extinct after the roman conquest of the Italian peninsula. Eventually the region was incorporated into Roman Italy and the Messapian language gave way to Latin. Whatever knowledge we have of the language today is derived from the preserved inscriptions that belong to the period between the sixth and first centuries BC.

It is believed that the Messapii, and their neighbours to the north, the Peucetii, were probably of Illyrian origin. In fact many believe that Messapian may have been an Illyrian language that was spoken mainly on the other side of the Adriatic Sea. This can be determined by the personal names found on tomb inscriptions and on classical references.


Do you want to learn Messapian for family reasons or just for pleasure? Here is a platform to learn Messapian online through Skype with our experienced tutors!

There are a number of reasons why people study an extinct language. For one studying Messapian provides insight into a past and history that many modern languages can't offer.  It gives access to the wisdom and thoughts of the people who lived during that period. Learning a dead language can actually help you to learn many modern languages. In can make acquiring second, third, even fourth languages easier. Also there’s a sense of achievement while being able to read centuries-old texts. However learning an extinct language like Messapian is not easy. The most obvious reason is limited or no resources.  Also there is less opportunity to practice. However by joining our online Messapian language classes through Skype you can easily overcome these barriers.

We offer one-to-one personalised classes through Skype. All you need to access our classes are a computer with internet access, the Skype software (free to download) and a headset and you can enjoy interactive classes anytime anywhere. Our online classes offer a more flexible and less time-consuming way of learning a language. By availing our classes you can save time and money because there is zero traveling time and traveling costs. Also there is great advantage in learning the language from native tutors. All our experienced native tutors will help you gain proficiency in the language in a quick and efficient manner. You can have live conversations with the tutors and this improves your language speaking skills. Also one to one instruction allows you to get complete attention of the tutor. Moreover our classes are very affordable. So join our online Messapian language classes today and enjoy guaranteed results in a short span of time!

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