Conlangery #06: Linguistic Typology

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We talk at length about linguistic typology and all the weird and wonderful tendencies that human languages seem to have.  We also talk a little on Láadan, the language for women that our own token woman isn’t too fond of (philosophy-wise, anyway). Resources: The Universals Archive The World Atlas of Language Structure Online (WALS) Featured Conlang:… Read more »

Conlangery #05: Scripts and Writing

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We’re back to talk about scripts: what kind of script to use, how con-history fits into it, tips for developing a realistic script, etc.  Then we talk about a language that, while not having a unique writing system per se, has incorporated existing systems in an interesting way. Featured Conlang: Rangyayo (see here, here and… Read more »

Conlangery #04: Getting Started

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It’s just George and Bianca this week, as Will ended up dealing with the spontaneous combustion of a server.  We do our best to stumble through some some recommendations for new conlangers and later take a look at an interesting little Germanic conlang. Links The Language Construction Kit The Zompist Bulletin Board The Conlanger Bulletin… Read more »

Conlangery #03: The Good and the Bad

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George finally gets Bianca’s last name right (it’s [mæŋgəm]) and we talk a little about people mispronouncing our names.  Then we get into what makes a language good or bad, and don’t come to much of a good conclusion other than the old “eye of the beholder.”  Then after Bianca leaves Will and George are… Read more »

Conlangery #02: Promoting Your Conlang

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We have William Annis of www.learnnavi.org on to talk about promoting conlangs, and also talk a little bit about Na’vi. Learn Na’vi http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Conlangery #01: Why Conlang?

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Tomás insults George’s Spanish, then we get into a discussion about why we conlang and just how personal the hobby is.  Then, we talk a little about measure words and genders, and about our Conlang of the Week: Feayran — The language of a race of shapeshifters created by David Edwards. Links: Wikipedia on measure… Read more »