Conlangery #78: How to Read Linguistics Papers

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Special mention: DJP had another podcast interview (Yeah, I know, we’re late on everything) Thanks to a wonderful email suggestion, we talk about how conlangers should read linguistics research papers, including what to look at (and what you don’t need to) and how to find papers to look at. Top of Show Greeting: Kobardon Email: http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery78.mp3Podcast:… Read more »

Conlangery #77: FairyLang

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This week John Ericson joins us to talk about his wacky and wonderful FairyLang. Top of Show Greeting: Russian (translation by Boris Listunov) Featured Conlang: FairyLang Feedback Email: http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery77.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery #76: Definiteness

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William is back!  He talks with us all about definiteness. Top of Show Greeting: Vreksi Links and Resources: Typology of definiteness Irish initial mutations (note the difference in masculine and feminine definites) Javanese and definiteness in subjects Another paper on definiteness Hungarian definiteness marking on verbs Feedback: Email from Patrick: http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery76.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #02: George’s Favorite Chengyu

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George shares his favorite chengyu (成语): 班门弄斧 Top of Show Greeting: Omlűt http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery #75: Alashian

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This week, we invite Martin Posthumous on to talk about his new conlang Alashian. Top of Show Greeting: South Eresian (reuse) Featured Conlang: Alashian Feedback: Email from Kerri: http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery75.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery #74: Vowel Harmony

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Today we talk to you all about vowel harmony, taking Turkish, Finnish, Moro, and Mongolian as case studies to help you figure out the intricacies of what choices you need to make in vowel harmony systems and how you can introduce interesting Top of Show Greeting: Maksinaunminverbe Links and Resources: Distinctive Feature Chart Vowel Systems Info… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #01: Date and Time in Tagalog

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We didn’t get a full episode out this week, but George didn’t want to have a week with nothing at all, so he “reads”* the date in Tagalog, then goes on a ramble about loanwords a bit. Top of Show Greeting: Lingwa de Planeta Text of that date and time expression, for the curious: Ika-4 ng… Read more »

Conlangery #73: Khangaþyagon

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Today we eventually get to talking about Khangaþyagon, and get a lot of interesting stuff out of it.  Also, George forgets a notable conlanger who has been featured before on the show.  *headdesk* Top of Show Greeting: Shokitin Featured Conlang: Khangaþyagon Email: http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery73.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery #72: Relative Clauses

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Today, we have a barely controlled, but good, discussion of relative clauses. David’s presentation on the Defiance langs is on YouTube. Links and Resources:  Wikipedia on Relative Clauses WALS: Relativization on Subjects WALS: Relativization on Obliques Internally headed relative clauses in Japanese and Navajo Relative clauses in Lojban Feedback: Email from Logan: http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery72.mp3Podcast: Play in new… Read more »

Conlangery #71: Ogami (natlang)

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Today, we all talk about the wonderful nuclear-fricitiveness of Ogami, a real life natural language in the Ryukyuan family.  It’s got lots of little bits to inspire you in your conlangs.  Enjoy! Top of Show Greeting: Mandarin Chinese (translation help and recording by Starrie Li (李昕)) Featured NATLANG: Ogami http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery71.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |… Read more »