Today, George and William have an interesting discussion on the phenomenon of “zonal” auxiliary languages, which seek to unite a region rather than the whole world.
Top of Show Greeting: Ponuhi
Links and Resources:
– Germanic auxlangs
– Slavic auxlangs
Dear George, Mike and DJP (et al),
Perhaps it’s not a topic worthy of an entire episode, but I thought I’d ask, and maybe sometime in feedback you’ll tell me a better way to go about learning. Can you guys do an episode on tone? I’ve studied (English,) German, French, Czech, Japanese, and Korean, so tone has never come up. I can almost hear them, but I can never produce them with any degree of fluency. There are a few sounds that I don’t think I am articulating correctly (e.g. pharyngealization) so I never include them in my conlangs. The same is true with tone. I remember William repeatedly suggested we write a two-tone language, but I couldn’t find any good examples to listen to online. Could you guys maybe do a practicum?
Thanks for making a great show so regularly. George is a good sergeant York!
Robert Marshall Murphy