Aszev of the CBB joins us for a little talk about the many kinds of phonological processes: what they are, what you can do with them, why the order of processes in important. We also review the awesomely well-developed Novegradian with its 500-page grammar and excellent dictionary.
Top of Show Greeting: Talmit
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Featured Conlang: Novegradian
Email from Nathaniel Fischer:
I really enjoyed your episode on gender, and I thought I’d contribute my own interesting tidbit.In the Kiowa-Tanoan languages, there is a very unusual way of marking number that interacts with gender. The Kiowa-Tanoan languages typically have 4 genders and 3 numbers (singular, plural, and Dual). Every word “expected” number. If the number is “unexpected”, then the inverse number marker is applied. What is funny is that what number is expected number varies from gender to gender. So in one gender, you might have the singular and the plural marked with the same affix, while in the next gender, you may have the plural and dual marked with the same affix. Look up inverse number marking for more details.