Kaye Boesme joins George to talk about her far-future audiodrama Epiphany.
Top of Show Greeting: Narahji
(Note, I am working on a transcript for this episode. It has been delayed by irregular baby napping.)
Jake Malloy and David Peterson join George to talk about sign language as well as a few other ways humans communicate non-vocally.
Top of Show Greeting: Bakom
Links and Resources:
- ASL Lessons
- ASL classifiers
- Non-manual markers in ASL
- ASL Internet slang
- Plains Indian Sign Language
- Tactile Signing
- Black ASL
- Signed Exact English (signed English relex)
- SignWriting (proposed script for ASL)
- The Non-Verbal Dictionary
- The Gripping Language
- Napoli, Donna Jo and Jeff Wu. (2003) Morpheme structure constraints on two-handed signs in American Sign Language: Notions of symmetry. Sign Language & Linguistics. 6(2), 123-205.
- Sandler, W., Aronoff, M., Meir, I., & Padden, C. (2011) The gradual emergence of phonological form in a new language. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, 29(2), 503–543. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11049-011-9128-2
George talks about how to listen to the language all around you like a conlanger, especially when you encounter weird specialized terms or senses of words.
George talks a bit about his personal progress with Middle Pahran.
David Salo comes on to talk about his historical research into George Dalgarno’s Lingua Philosophica, a 17th century philosophical language. We discuss the features of Dalgarno’s work, a little of how it compares to other work of the time and also its influence on the history of conlanging.
Top of Show Greeting: Lingua Philosophica (translated and read by David Salo)
Links and Resources
Today we bring on Cecil Garvin to talk about Hoocąk a Siouan language still spoken in Wisconsin and on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska.
Top of Show Greeting: Ulazradũn