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.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS George and William come back to talk about… Read more »

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.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS George reflects on completing his PhD, and talks to those conlangers who might be considering graduate study in… Read more »

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 »

Conlangery SHORTS #28: Fuzzy Phonetics

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George gives a short talk about how phonology affects phonetic transcriptions and why the narrow “phonetic” transcription of your language does not have to be overly specific (especially with vowels!). We should have a regular episode again next month. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort28.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS George gives… Read more »

Conlangery #136: Nymeran with Colm Doyle

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Colm Doyle comes on to talk about his Nymeran language, created for the comic series Glow, as well as some of the process and challenges of making a conlang and script for comics. Top of Show Greeting: Vaq’ǫ̀ʔ Nąśą /vàqʼõ̀ʔ nã̀ʃã́/ Glow issue 2 Kickstarter http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery136.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe:… Read more »

Conlangery #135: Using Linguistic Theory for Conlanging

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Joey Windsor and Christophe Grandsire-Koevets join George to discuss what tools we can get from more advanced linguistics theoretical frameworks. What tools do they provide the conlanger, and where do you have to be careful about applying them. Top of Show Greeting: Gidurguyt [ɡɪ-ərdɡuː-jɪt] LCC Presentations: Doug Ball’s Talk Unfortunately, the video of Joey’s talk… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #27: #Lexember 2017 Wrap-up

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George discusses last year’s Lexember and some of the things that came out of that. Also, help us correct our transcripts on the Conlang Sources Wiki. What we reblogged on Tumblr. The Conlangery Twitter account. (Sorry, twitter search is bad, so I can’t  conveniently direct you just to Lexember retweets.) http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort27.mp3 Podcast: Play in new… Read more »

ANNOUNCEMENT: Patreon Fee Changes

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Conlangery Statement on Patreon Fee Changes (audio and transcript) We use Patreon to get a little money to pay some of the site fees and such for Conlangery. Our Patreon has grown some since it started, and I’m grateful to all our Patrons. However, I need to inform you that the way you pay through… Read more »

Conlangery #134: Converbs

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Today, Matt Pearson joins George and William to talk about non-finite “adverbial” verb forms called converbs. Top of Show Greeting: Old Niveni Links and Resources: Imperative Converb in Archi (conference abstract) Expressing adverbial relations in clause linkage with converbs: definitional and typological considerations (workshop slides) Ylikoski, J. (2003). Defining non-finites. Action nominals, converbs and infmitives…. Read more »