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Title: First Children's Picture Book in Gothic
Post by: tobiash on June 20, 2015, 03:17 PM
The Five Little Froggies is available in twelve modern languages and one ancient language. Gothic is the language spoken by the Germanic tribes that overran the Roman empire. It is the oldest of the Germanic languages and spoken today only by linguistic scholars. In an effort to enlist an new generation in the Gothic language, this bilingual translation has been prepared.

http://www.amazon.com/Five-Little-Froggies-Gothic-Bilingual/dp/1943314047/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1434838209&sr=1-3

Title: Re: First Children's Picture Book in Gothic
Post by: olmue on June 20, 2015, 04:49 PM
Okay, that is AWESOME (says the wife of an Old High German scholar, who indeed, doesn't know of anything comparable).
Title: Re: First Children's Picture Book in Gothic
Post by: rab on June 20, 2015, 05:54 PM
As somebody who studied Gothic in grad school, I was sure the header had to be a typo. Glad to see it's not!
Title: Re: First Children's Picture Book in Gothic
Post by: EricJ on June 20, 2015, 09:12 PM
Gothic is, like, SO lame....Oh, you mean the language!  ;)

(And I'm getting flashbacks of when they briefly tried a failed strategy of releasing easy readers in Phonetic English, which...looked like Gothic to me, at the time.)
Title: Re: First Children's Picture Book in Gothic
Post by: Kell on June 21, 2015, 04:55 AM
That's so cool! What a neat idea.
Title: Re: First Children's Picture Book in Gothic
Post by: Ree on June 21, 2015, 05:29 AM
So very cool.

Ree
Title: Re: First Children's Picture Book in Gothic
Post by: Barbara Etlin on June 21, 2015, 07:32 AM
 :hurrah  Congrats!
Title: Re: First Children's Picture Book in Gothic
Post by: Vijaya on June 21, 2015, 07:37 AM
That is wonderful! I know quite a few Old English fans who'd love this.
Congratulations!
Vijaya
Title: Re: First Children's Picture Book in Gothic
Post by: Marissa Doyle on June 21, 2015, 08:00 AM
What fun!  I have several translations of classic children's books in Latin, and it's good to see other languages using this learning technique.
Title: Re: First Children's Picture Book in Gothic
Post by: Melissa K on June 21, 2015, 01:54 PM
Awesome.
Title: Re: First Children's Picture Book in Gothic
Post by: Jayca on June 21, 2015, 07:16 PM
What a great idea, love it!
Title: Re: First Children's Picture Book in Gothic
Post by: Arona on June 22, 2015, 07:41 AM
 :)

What's the print run?
Title: Re: First Children's Picture Book in Gothic
Post by: tobiash on June 22, 2015, 08:43 AM
It's Print On Demand. CreateSpace is the printer so the print run is unlimited.
Title: Re: First Children's Picture Book in Gothic
Post by: Monica Rondino on July 03, 2015, 10:27 AM
Awesome :)