Conlangery SHORTS #06: Borrowing Cultural Concepts

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George talks about how we borrow words for cultural concepts, even when the concept isn’t all that alien to our culture. Links: Xenia Guanxi (关系) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenia_(Greek) http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort06.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Conlangery #84: Delason

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George and Mike have a wonderful conversation with Nizar Habash, creator of Delason. Featured Conlang: Delason Feedback: Hi! I discovered this podcast almost a month ago and I’m on episode 46. I’m actually not a conlanger, but I love linguistics and I love the discussions you guys have about different aspects of language. Thank you… Read more »

Conlangery #83: Conlanging through Translation

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Today we tell you some techniques for using translations to flesh out your conlang. Top of Show Greeting: Pahran (George’s work-in-progress conlang) Links and Resources: Conlang Syntax Tests Aesop’s Fables (online collection) http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery83.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Conlangery SHORTS #05: Classification

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William Annis gives us a wonderful review of how classification occurs in natural languages, and the many ways you can incorporate it in your langs. (Small note, we will no longer be putting translated greetings on the short episodes.) Links and Resources: Austronesian Possession (and another link) List of Chinese Classifiers (Wikipedia) Noun Classification in Dakelh… Read more »

Conlangery #82: Rikchik

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Today we talk to Denis Moskowitz about his wonderful experiment Rikchik and the strange aliens who speak it. Top of Show Greeting:  Forkëzoq Feature Conlang: Rikchik Rikchik physiology Smiley award http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery82.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Conlangery #81: Tone

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It took us two tries, but we managed to record an episode focusing entirely on tone systems.  Learn about how tonal languages work, how they develop historically, and a few little bits you can play with. Top of Show Greeting: Frenkisch Links and Resources: Wobé Wè Nobiin Thai writing system IPA Tone Markings Hmong Gwoyeu… Read more »

Conlangery #80: Zonal Auxlangs

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Today, George and William have an interesting discussion on the phenomenon of “zonal” auxiliary languages,  which seek to unite a region rather than the whole world. Top of Show Greeting: Ponuhi Links and Resources: – Germanic auxlangs Euronord Teutonish Folksprak Frenkish – Slavic auxlangs A big giant list of them Neoslavonic Interslavic Jan van Steenbergen’s… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #04: Episode 13 “Outtakes”

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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 http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort04.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Conlangery SHORTS #03: Expanding your Lexemes

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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 Links and Resources: Navajo Verb Template Asheninca Campa http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort03.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Conlangery #79: Cherokee (natlang)

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In our last full episode of 2012, we talk all about Cherokee. Top of Show Greeting: Emberyad Announcements:   Profile of John Quijada in The New Yorker   Jim Henry Medical Trust Featured NATLANG: Cherokee Reference Grammar Lexicon Valley on Sequoyah’s syllabary Short lesson on classifiers Feedback: Email: http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery79.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download |… Read more »