Conlangery #54: Reduplication
June 11, 2012 13 Comments
Today is a big show where we tackle the topic of reduplication, something we think more conlangers should employ. Then we talk about a wonderfully crazy click langauge called Sandawe — and it’s natural!
Top of Show Greeting: Chudihr
Links and Resources
- Iyo Grammar (see p. 21)
- Spokan (reduplication talk begins on p. 111)
- Reduplication in Kikerewe
- Turkish reduplication for intensives
- Mon and Khmer
- Wikipedia on Reduplication
Email from Liam:
I recently just discovered the podcast, and I’m in love! I’ve been toying with creating languages for my own RPG and fiction writing, but never knew how deeply and completely the subject went.
Anyway, I started listening, and one thing I quickly discovered, is that my grasp on grammar terms is significantly lacking. I know the basics every 7th-grader should know (I’m, er, a bit older than that…) but so much of what I hear you discuss go way beyond what I ever encountered, even, if I recall, my undergrad English classes!
So, my question: is there or are there any books that you would recommend for someone who is needing both a refreshing on general English grammar and, especially, advanced grammar? Especially something that would be helpful for the self-taught, and would help as a basis for then exploring constructed languages?
I appreciate any suggestions!
Thanks, and thanks for the fascinating podcasts! (The animus-based sentence structure portion of one ‘cast blew me away!)
(reply) Some links to help you along