Conlangery #134: Converbs

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Today, Matt Pearson joins George and William to talk about non-finite “adverbial” verb forms called converbs. Top of Show Greeting: Old Niveni Links and Resources: Imperative Converb in Archi (conference abstract) Expressing adverbial relations in clause linkage with converbs: definitional and typological considerations (workshop slides) Ylikoski, J. (2003). Defining non-finites. Action nominals, converbs and infmitives…. Read more »

Conlangery #133: Language and Identity

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Jake and Kaye come on to talk about how language can interact with identity, across ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, and class identities. Top of Show Greeting: Faikari. /ˈvɐ͡ɪ.kʰɒ.ˌʁi/ Links and Resources: Plural you Key and Peele skits 1, 2 Stigmatization of speech associated with women “Sounding gay” Journal of Gender and Language Mondorf, B. (2002)… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #26: Phonix

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This week, George discusses Phonix, a sound change applier that will help you with your historical conlanging. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week, George discusses Phonix, a sound change applier that will help you with your historical conlanging. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android… Read more »

Conlangery #132: Coptic (natlang)

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This episode, we discuss Coptic, the last descendant of thousands of years of Ancient Egyptian, now spoken mainly as a liturgical language in Coptic Christian churches in Egypt. Top of Show Greeting: Nalathis Special Mention: Go watch Conlanging: The Art of Crafting Tongues! Links and Resources: Plumley, Martin (1948) An Introductory Coptic Grammar. London: Home… Read more »

Conlangery #131: The Seventh Language Creation Conference #LCC7

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This month Christophe and William come on to talk about their experience at LCC7. Along with a few people William recorded on his phone. View the conference page here and all the videos of talks here. Top of Show Greeting: Croatian (translated and performed by Dorian Frangen) http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery131.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download |… Read more »

Conlangery #130: Interview with Kaye Boesme

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Kaye Boesme joins George to talk about her far-future audiodrama Epiphany. Top of Show Greeting: Narahji (Note, I am working on a transcript for this episode. It has been delayed by irregular baby napping.) http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery130.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSKaye Boesme joins George to talk about her far-future audiodrama… Read more »

Conlangery #129: Non-Vocal Languages

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Jake Malloy and David Peterson join George to talk about sign language as well as a few other ways humans communicate non-vocally. Top of Show Greeting: Bakom Links and Resources: SLIPA ASL Lessons ASL classifiers Non-manual markers in ASL ASL Internet slang Plains Indian Sign Language Tactile Signing Black ASL Signed Exact English (signed English… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #25: Listen Like a Conlanger – Specialized Terms

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George talks about how to listen to the language all around you like a conlanger, especially when you encounter weird specialized terms or senses of words. Wiktionary entry on “wrong” (includes the sewing sense) http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSGeorge talks about how to listen to the language all… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS 24: Personal Conlanging Progress

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George talks a bit about his personal progress with Middle Pahran.   Draft Grammar of Middle Pahran http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort24.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSGeorge talks a bit about his personal progress with Middle Pahran.   Draft Grammar of Middle Pahran http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort24.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android… Read more »

Conlangery #128: Lingua Philosophica

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David Salo comes on to talk about his historical research into George Dalgarno’s Lingua Philosophica, a 17th century philosophical language. We discuss the features of Dalgarno’s work, a little of how it compares to other work of the time and also its influence on the history of conlanging. Top of Show Greeting: Lingua Philosophica (translated… Read more »