Conlangery #89: Polysynthesis

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Today, we take a little time to talk about the topic of polysynthesis Top of Show Greeting: Gothic (translated by Roman Rausch) Links and Resources: Nootkan/Southern Wakashan grammar (featured on episode 41) ZBB thread on polysynthesis Nice Inuit article Iñupiatun Eskimo dictionary Ancient Egyptian (Amazon link) Feedback: http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery89.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe:… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #07: When do you insert your infix?

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George uses an example from Tagalog to highlight one of the decisions conlangers might need to make if they use infixing. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort07.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Conlangery #88: Ancient Greek (natlang)

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This week, we are going to focus on a language you’ve probably heard us talk about quite a bit in passing: Ancient Greek.  Learn how it is the oddball of European languages. Top of Show Greeting: Pali (natlang) Special Mention: Linguistics MOOC Links and Resources: Tables and tables of morphological forms Some downloadable books Grammar… Read more »

Conlangery #87: Quantifiers and Determiners

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This week, we do a little talking about determiners, a topic that has come up before in many episodes but that we hadn’t really treated on its own.  Also, we get to reading some iTunes reviews we’ve been forgetting about. Top of Show Greeting: Brazilian Portuguese (Vítor) Links and Resources: WALS: Conjunctions and Universal Quantifiers… Read more »

Conlangery #86: Himmaswa

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Apologies for posting this so late.  Technical difficulties. In this episode we explore the curious Himmaswa and its Chinese-inspired writing system. Top of Show Greeting: Swiss German (Zurich dialect) Links for Himmaswa: KneeQuickie ZBB Fkeuswa Feedback: http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery86.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Conlangery #85: Multilingual Conworlds

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This week, we have a relatively short discussion on the creation and fictional portrayal of multilingual conworlds.  It’s a linguistics-light topic, but we thought it might be useful. Links: Dragoman Feedback: Email: Azul*, guys: http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery85.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Conlangery SHORTS #06: Borrowing Cultural Concepts

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George talks about how we borrow words for cultural concepts, even when the concept isn’t all that alien to our culture. Links: Xenia Guanxi (关系) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenia_(Greek) http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort06.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Conlangery #84: Delason

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George and Mike have a wonderful conversation with Nizar Habash, creator of Delason. Featured Conlang: Delason Feedback: Hi! I discovered this podcast almost a month ago and I’m on episode 46. I’m actually not a conlanger, but I love linguistics and I love the discussions you guys have about different aspects of language. Thank you… Read more »

Conlangery #83: Conlanging through Translation

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Today we tell you some techniques for using translations to flesh out your conlang. Top of Show Greeting: Pahran (George’s work-in-progress conlang) Links and Resources: Conlang Syntax Tests Aesop’s Fables (online collection) http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery83.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS