Conlangery 143: Music of Aeniith

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Margaret Ransdell-Green and Eric Barker come on to talk about the music they created for Margaret’s concultures in the world of Aeniith, which they performed at LCC8. Top of Show Greeting: Muipidan http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery143.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery 142: Mike McCubbins on Anasazi (comic)

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We bring Mike McCubbins on to talk about his new Kickstarter project, Anasazi, a comic which uses simple constructed written languages to tell a story in a visual medium. You can find the Kickstarter here! Top of Show Greeting: Salbécyk / Salbekian http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery142.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery 141: The Eighth Language Creation Conference

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George brings on Christophe and Joey to talk about their experience at the Eighth Language Creation Conference. We also have clips from interviews Joey made at the conference. Top of Show Greeting: Bizhida http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery141.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery 140: Word Classes with William Croft

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George and William invite Prof. William Croft to talk about his theoretical approach to word classes and constructions. Forget a language without adjectives, let’s talk about how your property concepts are predicated! http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery140.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery SHORTS 30: Revising a Grammar

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George spends some time talking about his recent revisions of his Istatikii grammar, with a focus on organizing writing to serve the needs of the language and the readers. You will find the two drafts of the Istatikii consonant processes below. Script below the fold, see the history here. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort30.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |… Read more »

Conlangery 139: Ainu (natlang)

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Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets joins us to talk to us about Ainu, a minority language of northern Japan. Top of Show Greeting: Bwángxùd by alr2569 (Translation Notes) Links and Resources: Japan’s new policy on the Ainu is misleading A Topical Dictionary of Conversational Ainu Bugaeva, A. (2004). Grammar and folklore texts of the Chitose dialect of Ainu:… Read more »

Conlangery #138: Jessie Sams and Conlangs in the Classroom

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Jessie Sams comes on the show to talk to us about how she uses conlanging in the classroom. We discuss how these courses can be designed, what fields of linguistics they address well, and the results she saw from the course. Jessie also requested the following message be added to the notes: I would also… Read more »

Conlangery #137: Telicity and Lexical Aspect

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George and William come back to talk about telicity and lexical aspect. Listen to us talk about endpoints in events and puzzle over why achievement and accomplishment are supposed to mean different things. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery137.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery SHORTS 29: Reflections of a PhD graduate

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George reflects on completing his PhD, and talks to those conlangers who might be considering graduate study in linguistics. Script below the fold: http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery on hiatus!

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I apologize for being quiet for so long. Many of you will notice that we have not put out a new episode for a couple months. I (George) am currently working furiously on finishing my dissertation. Between data wrangling, writing, looking for jobs, and playing with a toddler I haven’t had much time or opportunity… Read more »