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.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSGeorge gives a short talk… 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.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android |… 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.mp3Podcast: Play in new window… 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 »

Conlangery #133: Language and Identity

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Jake and Kaye come on to talk about how language can interact with identity, across ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, and class identities. Top of Show Greeting: Faikari. /ˈvɐ͡ɪ.kʰɒ.ˌʁi/ Links and Resources: Plural you Key and Peele skits 1, 2 Stigmatization of speech associated with women “Sounding gay” Journal of Gender and Language Mondorf, B. (2002)… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #26: Phonix

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This week, George discusses Phonix, a sound change applier that will help you with your historical conlanging. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week, George discusses Phonix, a sound change applier that will help you with your historical conlanging. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android… Read more »

Conlangery #132: Coptic (natlang)

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This episode, we discuss Coptic, the last descendant of thousands of years of Ancient Egyptian, now spoken mainly as a liturgical language in Coptic Christian churches in Egypt. Top of Show Greeting: Nalathis Special Mention: Go watch Conlanging: The Art of Crafting Tongues! Links and Resources: Plumley, Martin (1948) An Introductory Coptic Grammar. London: Home… Read more »

Creative Commons

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Just wanted to let everyone know that I am putting Conlangery under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non-commercial – Share-Alike. This means that you are free to copy, distribute, remix, and create derivative works from the show, so long as you give attribution, your work is not commercial in nature, and you also use a… Read more »