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I ended up cutting out about 10 minutes worth of excellent material in episode 13 that I’ve been sitting on forever just waiting for a chance to share it, so here you have it.

Top of show Greeting: nQaixhaþ Maħàr

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William tells us how lexemes need not be one continuous word or morpheme, using his characteristically exotic examples (and some not so exotic.

Top of Show Greeting: fangait

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In our last full episode of 2012, we talk all about Cherokee.

Top of Show Greeting: Emberyad

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  • Profile of John Quijada in The New Yorker

 

Featured NATLANG: Cherokee

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Special mention: DJP had another podcast interview (Yeah, I know, we’re late on everything)

Thanks to a wonderful email suggestion, we talk about how conlangers should read linguistics research papers, including what to look at (and what you don’t need to) and how to find papers to look at.

Top of Show Greeting: Kobardon

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William is back!  He talks with us all about definiteness.

Top of Show Greeting: Vreksi

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Today we talk to you all about vowel harmony, taking Turkish, Finnish, Moro, and Mongolian as case studies to help you figure out the intricacies of what choices you need to make in vowel harmony systems and how you can introduce interesting

Top of Show Greeting: Maksinaunminverbe

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We didn’t get a full episode out this week, but George didn’t want to have a week with nothing at all, so he “reads”* the date in Tagalog, then goes on a ramble about loanwords a bit.

Top of Show Greeting: Lingwa de Planeta

Text of that date and time expression, for the curious:

Ika-4 ng Nobiembre, 2012, alas 4:30 ng hapon.

(all words): Ika-apat ng Nobiembre, twenty-twelve, alas kuwatro y medya ng hapon.

*(It was actually produced on the fly, hence the disfluency.)