Conlangery #96: Where did my Nominative go?

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George and William have a discussion of those times when the subject isn’t in the case you might expect it to be in. Links and Resources: Wikipedia on Quirky Subject Subject cases in Sadani Oblique subjects in Slavic (handout/ PowerPoint) Warlpiri Comparative study with lots of examples from many languages Non-nominative subject in Oriya Okuna… Read more »

Conlangery #35: Practicum – Getting Rid of Case Marking

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What do you do when you want to make a language without case marking?  Or with very little case marking?  That is what we attempt to explore in this episode.  If you would like to take up George’s “homework” challenge, make up a sketch of a language and send an example of some sort of… Read more »

Conlangery #19: Role-Marking

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We puzzle through the very difficult and complex subject of thematic roles and role marking, and then review the awesomely complicated Okuna. Top of Show Greeting: Standard Telèmor Links and Resources: Fiat Lingua paper Chemehuevi (predicate marking langauge) Lexical Semantics Featured Conlang: Okuna (formerly known as Tokana) http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe:… Read more »