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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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David Peterson joins us to talk about pidgins and creoles and what conlangers (and linguists) can learn from them.

Top of Show Greeting: Chudihr (revised)

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We had a wonderful conversation with Christine Schreyer, the creator of the Kryptonian language featured in Man of Steel and a professor of linguistic anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, who uses a language creation assignment in one of her classes.

Top of Show Greeting: Moten

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Today George brings on his fiancé Li Wang to talk about some interesting little lexical facts in Chinese that might be an inspiration.

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We have some fun telling you about nonconcatenative mophology — that is morphology that doesn’t involve stringing things together. It’s not just Arabic, folks (though we do talk about that a bit).

Top of Show Greeting: Engeldish

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In this episode, George points out a really interesting little subreddit that might provide some inspiration to conlangers.

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Conlangery 97

Today we interview conlanger Britton Watkins about his journey from natlang enthusiasm through Vulcan and Na’vi fandom to creating a conlang for his and his husband’s ‘nano-budget’ movie.