Conlangery #126: Hoocąk (natlang)

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Today we bring on Cecil Garvin to talk about Hoocąk a Siouan language still spoken in Wisconsin and on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska. Top of Show Greeting: Ulazradũn http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery126.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery #125: Grammatical Number

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This month we talk about grammatical number. What number distinctions can you make for a language (beyond singular and plural)? What do you mark for number? And how does number interact with agreement and other grammatical systems? We’ll help you with all of that. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery125.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android |… Read more »

Conlangery #124: Old Irish (natlang)

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We welcome Matt Boutilier on to talk about Old Irish, from the destruction of verb roots due to initial stress, to how you can incorporate initial mutations into a language. Special mention: George recommends the show Cleverman. Nothing to do with this episode, it’s just good. Top of show greeting: Dubarne /du’barnə/ Links and Resources… Read more »

Conlangery #123: Stress Systems

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Today we talk all about word-level stress systems, a part of your conlang that can be done in a few minutes or have you stressing for many days, weeks, or maybe months. It all comes down to what kind of stress system you go with. Top of Show Greeting: Modern Standard Arabic (translated and read… Read more »

Conlangery SPECIAL #2: Too Like the Lightning

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William invites Ada Palmer on to talk about her new book Too Like the Lightning, which, while not so conlangy, uses language in interesting ways for world-building, including neologisms, unusual punctuation, and gratuitous Latin revivals. Links and Resources: Ada’s book on Amazon Or Barnes and Noble Ada’s Blog Ex Urbe http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangerySpecial02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window… Read more »

Conlangery #122: Brooding

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Today, we bring on Scott Hamilton and BenJamin P. Johnson to talk about Brooding, a language that both of them have worked on for the Riddlesbrood Touring Theater Company. Special Announcement: Britton’s film Conlanging is now crowdfunding on Indiegogo! Top of Show Greeting: Finnish (translate and recorded by Eric-Mickya Liwata) Links and Resources The Riddlesbrood… Read more »

Conlangery #121: Trigedasleng

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We bring on our long time “frenemy” David Peterson to talk about Trigedasleng, the future English conlang he created for the CW show The 100. Top of Show Greeting: Noserliq (< q > = [ŋ]) Links and Resources: Trigedasleng.info David’s Tumblr answers Skaigedasleng Tumblr Memrise courses http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery121.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe:… Read more »

Conlangery #120: Adjectives

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This episode we talk all about adjectives, what you can do with them and how they fit into a language. Special Mention: Glow (2 days left on Kickstarter) Links and Resources Grune, D. (1995) Hopi Survey of an Uto-Aztecan Language.  Halling, P. H. (2012). Semantic Types and Prototypical Adjectives and Adverbs (“Dixon Specials” on page… Read more »

Conlangery #119: Paramount v Axanar

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George brings on Sai, Christophe, and attorney Mark Randazza to talk about the LCS’s decision to file an amicus brief in Paramount v Axanar. Links and Resources: LCS press release (with links to press articles) Amicus brief (and exhibits) The Dentons legal memo The Visual Artists Rights Act (- Wiki — closest thing the US… Read more »

Conlangery #118: Linguistics Databases

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This month we present you with a bunch of online linguistics databases to help get an idea of what possibilities there are for languages. Top of Show Greeting: Maruħani Links and Resources: WALS (general typology) APiCS (pidgin and creole typology) eWAVE (English dialects and English-based creoles) SSWL (syntactic typology) PBase (common phonological rules) PHOIBLE (phonological… Read more »