August 29, 2011 11 Comments
August 22, 2011 13 Comments
We have no Will today, but we do have Adam Skoog from Sweden. After a good discussion about personal names where I continually refer to Chinese naming conventions, we talk with Adam about his wonderful language Kozea and the kooky videos he has created with it.
Classical Tailancan by Dewrad
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Featured Conlang: Kozea
August 15, 2011 2 Comments
Today we talk about nonconfigurationality, that is what languages do with word order when it’s not needed to show semantic roles. William regales us with tales of Navajo animacy-based word order, Nahuatl shifting its numerals around, and Ancient Greek’s confounding tendency to separate adjectives from their noun phrases. Also, we talk about Ayeri, a wonderfully well-developed conlang by Carsten Becker
Top of Show Greeting: South Eresian
Featured Conlang: Ayeri
August 8, 2011 7 Comments
We talk about how to organize your conlang, from organizing your notes to writing the grammar and lexicon, and what software is out there to help you. Also, some stupid example sentences, and a little old language called Alurhsa.
Pre-show intro: Ancaron language by ZBB’s Lyhoko Leaci.
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Featured Conlang: Alurhsa
August 1, 2011 9 Comments
Listen to David Peterson talk to Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont on Sword and Laser #68: Ad-libbing in Dothraki
We’re all about formality today, from the intricate politeness system of Korean to some crazy Nahuatl stuff to the subtle syntax of the English polite request. We talk on just what kind of things languages do to produce formal, polite, or literary language. Then we have a little discussion of Teonaht, which is quite a good conlang, though the site design drives us a little crazy.
Featured Conlang: Teonaht