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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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Special mention (from the outtakes): A giant freaking basket

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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.)

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Today we eventually get to talking about Khangaþyagon, and get a lot of interesting stuff out of it.  Also, George forgets a notable conlanger who has been featured before on the show.  *headdesk*

Top of Show Greeting: Shokitin

Featured Conlang: Khangaþyagon

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Today, we all talk about the wonderful nuclear-fricitiveness of Ogami, a real life natural language in the Ryukyuan family.  It’s got lots of little bits to inspire you in your conlangs.  Enjoy!

Top of Show Greeting: Mandarin Chinese (translation help and recording by Starrie Li (李昕))

Featured NATLANG: Ogami