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Tomás insults George’s Spanish, then we get into a discussion about why we conlang and just how personal the hobby is.  Then, we talk a little about measure words and genders, and about our Conlang of the Week: Feayran — The language of a race of shapeshifters created by David Edwards.

Links:

Wikipedia on measure words

Feayran

9 Responses to “Conlangery #01: Why Conlang?”

  1. Alex Fink

    That’s Feayran.

    [George: Fixed, thanks. Trust me, that was not the worst error we committed on that language name.]

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  2. Spats

    Great podcast – you are all natural hosts and have good chemistry, and the content is interesting. (maybe cut down on the ambient noise, though – heh) Makes me feel guilty for not doing enough language/conlang stuff lately!

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  3. Salem

    What was the name of the printed conglang book? The Conlang Key or something?

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  4. Salem

    Or wait, maybe it was the language construction kit linked above and I misheard…

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  5. pá mamūnám ontā́ bán

    I have to say that people in Britain definitely use the subjunctive in English and I have noticed that only academics in America seem to use. Personally people not using it does annoy me, but then again I’m a pedant.

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  6. Rhamos Vhailejh

    I started conlanging as sort of a linguistic exercise. I would read about linguistic concepts on Wikipedia and such, but I wouldn’t necessarily retain everything I’d read, so I decided to start making a language that can put the things I’ve learned into practice so that I could solidify these ideas in my mind. Ten+ years later, I’m very glad that I decided to undertake this. At this point I’ve learned so much, and now I “conlang to conlang” as you guys put it. I’m currently working on a comprehensive documentation of my conlang’s descriptive grammar.

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