October 2, 2013 14 Comments
All there in the file.
The podcast about constructed languages
October 2, 2013 14 Comments
All there in the file.
August 17, 2012 10 Comments
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. My hope is that it is, in fact, saved on my desktop computer, which will be sent to me via UPS in a few days, and I don’t end up with a “lost episode” — just a late one.
April 11, 2012 19 Comments
As happens every so often, we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel on conlangs as of late, so I thought I would appeal to the audience to help us find some gems to feature on the show. We’re looking for linguistically sophisticated conlangs with good documentation. It doesn’t have to be a whole book, of course … just enough content for us to talk for about 20 minutes about. You can consult our episode list to see what conlangs have been featured previously and email suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, I am out of top-of-show greetings — another common occurrence. You can find out how to submit those on our contribute page.
UPDATE: A viewer has convinced me to accept translations of the top-of-show greeting into natlangs, given that those translations come from native speakers. So, if your native language is something other than English, feel free to contribute a translation. So far we have a German one which will be used for the next episode (#46).
March 15, 2012 Leave a Comment
Ok, this is absolutely, positively the FINAL version of the new Conlangery album art. I have tinkered with this thing enough and I’m afraid that if I do anything more to it I will simply screw it up beyond repair. Unless I decide again to completely change the aesthetic a year from now, or I get a professional artist to put a few touches to it, this is what the album art will look like from here on in. You can see the earlier iterations here. So, now for a run down of the languages depicted, from left-to right, top to bottom:
That’s it, no more fiddling with the damn album art. I’m done with it. You can still submit your scripts (translate “Conlangery”, interpretively or phonetically, and send a black-and-white image to email@example.com), but all additional scripts I recieve will appear in the random header you see at the top (if you refresh a few times, you’ll see you get a different conlang every time). I will see if I can work up a page or something to tell people what languages all those headers are sometime in the future. In the meantime, I need a nap. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
March 13, 2012 3 Comments
Conlangery has some new stuff. I wanted to move away from the conlang flag design and come up with something a little more unique for our logo-type stuff, so I solicited some conlanging communities for translations of “Conlangery” into their conscripts. The result is new album art and a new site banner.
Again, this is probably the last time I will update the album art, except perhaps to tweak the positions a bit (it is a mite asymetrical at the top, and it’s definitely not as tight as some previous versions). However, you will have noticed that I changed the header. Since I had trouble fitting even more scripts on the header, I changed it so that on each page load a random script will appear in the header. As such, I’ll continue adding scripts to the header as long as people keep sending them to me, since all it takes is a little bit of time to put it together. Thanks everyone for all your help.
ABSOLUTE FINAL EDIT (really this time): Ok, I realized that I had forgotten Kamakawi in my previous “final” version, so I went a head and fiddled with the thing until now I am sick of dealing with it. You can get all the details in this new post. As I said before, I will still accept submissions for the header, since I’m not so limited in what I can display up there anymore.
January 17, 2012 2 Comments
Conlangery will be “blacked out” on Wed, January 18th in opposition to SOPA (HB3261: Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (SB968: Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011, aka PROTECT IP). Behind those bureaucratic congressional names are two bills that could seriously damage the workings of the Internet. As such, we have decided to join the protest against it.
The “blackout” will not actually shut off the site. Instead, if you visit the website, you will receive a splash page with links to anti-SOPA sites as well as a way to click on through to our site. Conlangery isn’t such a big megaphone, but I hope it will make some impact.
November 8, 2011 11 Comments
Over the course of the show we have discovered something … it’s really hard to dig up good conlangs out there. Not that there aren’t plenty of conlangs out there, but a large number are ill-informed first attempts, incomplete sketches, or simply have no documentation online for us to look at. So, we have a couple of things we’d like you, the listener to help us with:
Would you like us to feature a natural language some weeks rather than a conlang?
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