Conlangery #70: Practicum — the Pitfalls of Frameworks

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Kickstarter I mentioned at the top of the show. Today, we finally get to talk about why David hates morphemes, among other things. Top of Show Greeting: Tslure Thujekatsoth Links and Resources: David’s LCC1 talk about Morphemes More explanation from David And more and more I don’t know why David put all his own stuff in… Read more »

Conlangery #69: Asha’ille

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This week we talk about one of the older languages in the conlang community, Arthaey’s Asha’ille.  And no, that spelling has nothing at all to do with the language’s phonology.  You’ll learn a bit about that in the episode. Top of Show Greeting: Ostunese Featured Conlang: Asha’ille Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe:… Read more »

Conlangery #68: Agglutination

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We are super excited to reveal that our third host for (we hope) the duration of William’s absence will be none other than David J. Peterson!  Take a listen as we talk through the challenges of making an agglutinative language that isn’t depressingly boring. Top of Show Greeting: Kihā́mmic Feedback: Email from (another) Michael: Play in… Read more »

Conlangery #67: Alũbetah

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Bianca joins us as we tackle a fun and wacky conlang with some serious phonological processes. Top of Show Greeting: Neo-Simikaka Featured Conlang: Alũbetah Feedback: Email: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery #66: Conceptual Metaphors

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Today we have a very enlightening discussion about conceptual metaphors and how thinking about them can help you avoid a relex as well as have loads of fun in usage and translation.  Also, this will be William’s last episode for a while 🙁 Top of Show Greeting: Arahau Links and Resources: List of English conceptual… Read more »

Conlangery #65: Tayéin

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William is leaving (temporarily), but don’t worry, we have one more episode before he goes.  Also, we talk with Eric about his lovely language Tayéin Top of Show Greeting: Frixàð Featured Conlang: Tayéin Feedback: Email from Sai: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery #64: Head-marking vs Dependent-marking

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Today we tackle a very interesting typology topic: head-marking and dependant-marking.  Turns out that whether your language leans one way or another affects (or depends on) a wide variety of grammatical features.  Be sure to check the links below for additional info. Top of Show Greeting: Toki Pona (translated by Vadim Fomin) Links and Resources: Great… Read more »

Episode 64 is likely to be late

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Thought I would put out there, Conlangery episode #64 will probably publish later than usual.  In my haste to move I apparently had not synced my computer to my backup service before moving.  Hence, after several days of syncing my laptop up to said service, I discovered that Conlangery64_rough.aup was no where to be found…. Read more »

Conlangery #63: Kuot (natlang)

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Today, we cover one of the weird and wonderful languages of Papua New Guinea.  It turns out to be surprisingly not so weird, but there’s still quite a few things in it to inspire conlangers.  Do check out the crazy verbs though — that bit is quite nuts. Top of Show Greeting: Pøplish Featured NATLANG: Kuot… Read more »

Conlangery #62: Practicum — Anaphora and Co-reference

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Today we tackle a big grammar and discourse topic: anaphora and co-referentiality.  We go through a list of options you have for cleaning up ambiguities and keeping your discourse coherent.  Just don’t throw them all into the same conlang. Top of Show Greeting: Minhast Links and Resources: Indexicality, Logophorality, and Plural Pronouns Logophor in Ogonoid… Read more »