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Bianca joins us today for an episode on obviation, just another option for managing discourse while clarifying who does what to who. Also, we have a couple interesting digressions on direct/inverse verb agreement systems and George’s hindsight on the appropriateness of a certain story.

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Suzette Haden Elgin passed away on January 27th. She will be missed.

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William can now talk about conlanging he did for a videogame!

In this episode, George and William go over the wonderful diversity of auxiliary verb constructions! So much to think about!

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Today it’s just George and William talking about the wonders of Navajo. Mostly William talking, as he knows more about it.

Top of show Greeting: Yanem

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Today we discuss how languages talk about time. Particularly, how do we map time onto space metaphorically.

Top of Show Greeting: Duojjin

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Today we discuss Afrihili in some detail, a discussion made possible by William’s work tracking down the book and publishing some highlights about the language.

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George takes a moment to talk about a kind of language that is somewhat to related to the pidgins and creoles episode.

CORRECTION: In the podcast I say that CIA is spoken on Copper Island. It originated there, but currently the surviving speaker population is on Bearing Island.

Special note: conlang is now listed in the Oxford English Dictionary

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