Conlangery #116: The Conlanger’s Bookshelf

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Today we take some time to suggest a few books that conlangers should check out. Linguistics Books Heine, B., & Kuteva, T. (2002). World lexicon of grammaticalization. Cambridge University Press. Bybee, J., Perkins, R., & Pagliuca, W. (1994). The evolution of grammar: Tense, aspect, and modality in the languages of the world. University of Chicago… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #21: What to do after #Lexember

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George gives another short about what you can do with your Lexember words after lexember. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery SHORTS #20: #Lexember 2015 Highlights

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In this short episode, George puts together some of his favorites from the last Lexember! Also, a note, he also wrote a thing for Fiat Lingua. #Lexember #kardak #conlang #conscript #WOD #29 #languages pic.twitter.com/sAWio7VyXo — DachiiKardak (@dachiikardak) December 30, 2015 http://olilonien.tumblr.com/post/135933221852/lexember-day-25 http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery #115: Tsolyáni

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Victor Raymond joins us today to talk about the language Tsolyáni, created by MAR Barker and implemented in his campaign setting Tékumel in Empire of the Petal Throne. Top of Show Greeting: Proto-Continental Links and Resources: Tékumel official site Tékumel Foundation The Tsolyáni Language The Tsolyáni Primer All Tekumel books on DriveThruRPG http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery115.mp3Podcast: Play in… Read more »

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 Thai-language.com 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 »

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 »