Conlangery #58: Practicum — Things you can do with the Middle Voice
July 9, 2012 12 Comments
This week, we talk all about the middle voice and the many things that that covers, as well as give you all sorts of options to make your own creative use of this feature. We also have a featured natlang today that has very interesting features as well as some hilarious crackpot historical theories around it.
Top of Show Greeting: Fäesek
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Email from Thomas:
I just listened to your 52:nd episode, and heard you mention Kahless. I think it’s qeHleS in Klingon. I just thought it would be fun to mention that when I first read about Klingon lacking the k-sound, I wondered if Kahless was a pun. Klingon is actually k-less. There are many other puns in Klingon, like chang’eng “pair” from the siamese twins, but perhaps k-less is too far-fetched.
Thomas Lindroth, Sweden
Email from John:
Hi, I discovered your podcast recently and I’ve been listening to some of your archived episodes. In those early episodes, you reference “nooblangs,” and I was wondering, what are the hallmarks of a nooblang, and how can I tell if I’ve made one?