Conlangery #104: Spatial Metaphors for Time

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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 Links and Resources: From Space to Time (Haspelmath) — warning, big download Metaphor SPACE AS TIME across languages How Languages Construct Time Time and the mind: Using space to think about time Spatial… Read more »

Conlangery #103: Mailbag 2

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We’re back! This episode we answer your emails on the show. Check the full emails below the fold. Top of Show Greeting: Fyai Thǔvn http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery103.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSWe’re back! This episode we answer your emails on the show. Check the full emails below the fold. Top of… Read more »

Conlangery #102: Afrihili

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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. Links and Resources: William’s Paper Wikipedia article on Afrihili   http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery102.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSToday we discuss Afrihili in some detail, a discussion… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #15: Mixed Languages

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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… Read more »

Conlangery #101: Pidgins and Creoles

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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) Links and Resources: Wiki on creoles APICS (WALS for creoles) An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles Creole studies: a theoretical linguist’s field guide Wikipedia on Tok Pisin http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery101.mp3Podcast: Play in… Read more »

Conlangery #100: Interview with Christine Schreyer

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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 Links and Resources: Christine Schreyer’s website Her… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #14: 吃酒喝面 Eating Wine and Drinking Noodles

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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. Links and Resources Google shows nearly a million hits for 吃酒 A Conlanger’s Thesaurus Semantic Associations presenation http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSToday George brings on… Read more »

Conlangery #99: Nonconcatenative Morphology

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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 Links and Resources:  “Down with Morphemes” talk and paper Wikipedia article Wikipedia “Apophony” Indo-European Ablaut “Transfix” Arabic broken… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #13: Etymology Maps on Reddit

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In this episode, George points out a really interesting little subreddit that might provide some inspiration to conlangers. Links and Resources Etymology Maps subreddit camel clock beer Jew http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode, George points out a really interesting little subreddit that might provide some inspiration… Read more »

Conlangery SPECIAL: Changing of the Guard at the LCS

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George recorded a special interview with David J Peterson and Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets to talk about some recent events at the Language Creation Society. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangerySpecial01.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSGeorge recorded a special interview with David J Peterson and Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets to talk about some recent events at the Language… Read more »