Conlangery #114: Thai (natlang)

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This month Britton joined us and we talked about the wonders of reduplication and nicknames in Thai. Top of Show Greeting: Dzuish (English-based conlang) Wikipedia on Thai Noss, R. B. (1964). Thai reference grammar. Foreign Service Institute. Haiman, J. (2013). Decorative morphology in Khmer. In The Aesthetics of Grammar: Sound and Meaning in …… Read more »

Conlangery #113: Applicatives

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Top of Show Greeting: Zametulian Announcements Radio West interview and Video West feature of Trent Pehrson The Art of Language Invention (George’s review, William’s review) Links and Resources Lamoureaux, S. V. D. (2004). Applicative Constructions in Maasai. Linguistics, (August). Austin, P. K. (2005). Causative and applicative constructions in Australian Aboriginal Languages. The Dative and Related… Read more »

Conlangery #112: The Conlanging film with Britton Watkins

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In this very special episode, we interview Britton Watkins about his upcoming documentary Conlanging: The Art of Crafting Tongues while his husband films us for said documentary. Keep your eye out for their crowdfunding to start, and look forward to seeing our faces when the film is released next year. You can see information on… Read more »

Moving to new hosting — expect hiccups

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Just pushing out a quick announcement: Conlangery is currently moving to new audio hosting. It looks like the first 31 episodes are going to be unavailable for a little bit. There may also be odd hiccups with the feed. Should clear up quickly, though. EDIT: Migration should be complete now. If anyone has feed issues,… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #19: Kinship in Henan Mandarin

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George discusses his own observations about the use of kinship terms in his wife’s village in Henan province, China. NOTE: We’re going to change how our audio is hosted soon. This might mean some oddness in the feeds in the coming weeks. Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android |… Read more »

Conlangery #111: Interview with JS Bangs

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Today we have a long talk with author and conlanger JS Bangs about conlanging, worldbuilding, and writing. Top of the Show Greeting: Praseo Links and Resources: JS Bangs’s conlang site Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Conlangery #110: Copulae

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Today Christophe joins us as we talk all about copulas, or copulae, however you want to talk about them. Special mention: Intro video for Britton’s new film Conlanging Top of Show Greeting: Dutch (submitted anonymously) Links and Resources: Curnow, T. J. (1999). Towards a Cross-linguistic Typology of Copula Constructions. Proceedings of the 1999 Conference of… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #18: Noun Classification in Palikúr

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This episode, William tells us about the noun classifications in Palikúr, a language with both gender and numeral classifers (once thought impossible) and a couple other classifications aside. EDIT: An earlier version of the shownotes linked to the JSTOR page of the Aikenvald and Green paper. The new link goes to a page where you… Read more »

Conlangery #109: Kataputi

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Today we review the Akana conlang Kataputi. In other news, the Sixth Language Creation Conference happened. Links below. Also, George is getting his Masters. Top of Show Greeting: Old English/Anglo-Saxon (translated and read by Scott Brewer) Links and Resources Kataputi Proto-Dumic Announced bits William’s post about legal stuff LCC6 site Day 1, part 1 Day… Read more »

Conlangery #108: Obviation

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Support Conlangery on Patreon! Announcements: David Salo talking at WiGL on April 11, in Madison, WI, USA The Sixth Language Creation Conference will be on April 25-26 in Horsham, UK Bianca joins us today for an episode on obviation, just another option for managing discourse while clarifying who does what to who. Also, we have… Read more »