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. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

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 JSBangs.com http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery111.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: 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 »

Conlangery #107: Moten

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Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets comes on to talk about his conlang Moten. Top of Show Greeting: Nærut Nɑnɑ́rɑ Links and Resources: The Moten page of Christophe’s blog Christophe’s presentation at LCC4 http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery107.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery #106: Auxiliary Verb Constructions

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Suzette Haden Elgin passed away on January 27th. She will be missed. You can now support Conlangery on Patreon! William can now talk about conlanging he did for a videogame! In this episode, George and William go over the wonderful diversity of auxiliary verb constructions! So much to think about! Links and Resources: Auxiliary Verb… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #17: Lexember 2014

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This episode, George highlights a few words from last year’s #Lexember event. Words: ihar kopoyamtuki snūgā kwägilärä naagari hintul chyubīne tneban fri http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS