Conlangery SHORTS #10: Phrasebook: How do you say …?

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George continues his phrasebook series by considering what you say when you ask “How do you say …?” and “What does that mean?” http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery SHORTS #08: A Pahran grammaticalization idea

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George shares an idea he is pursuing in the historical development of Pahran. LCC5 http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort08.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

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: 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: 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: Android | RSS