We talk about one of William’s pet peeves in conlang descriptions and linguistics in general: the overuse of the word “emphasis”. We start out with some very strong reccomendations against using it in phonology, and then talk about some more standard terms you might use instead when talking about discourse or syntax. We also review Yivrian, created by the writer of the well-known (in the community) “Artlanger’s Rant”.
Top of Show Greeting: Mybutan
Dear Conlangery Podcast!I wasn’t sure where I should leave this little message, but I just had to say something. I am a beginner when it comes to conlanging (truth be told, though I have been “writing” about my conworld for years, but I was using a truly bastardized version of Esperanto for one of their languages. I have since scrapped it to start fresh and think of myself as a true beginner). I tend to let my love of Japanese guide the way a bit too much, though, so I was kind of scared of infixes. But I made myself go through Bianca’s Inyauk lessons yesterday and they really are pretty easy. She and William did say it was true. Glad I took a chance. :)I also wanted to say how much I appreciated episode #15, Getting Out of Creative Ruts. Blending natlangs is what I think of to get out of it a lot. I also look to specific words out of a bunch of languages to see which I like best before adding it to the lexicon (it takes a while, but it feels more personal than using a word generator for all your words). I love this podcast–I like knowing that not all of my ideas are crazy.