Conlangery SPECIAL #2: Too Like the Lightning

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William invites Ada Palmer on to talk about her new book Too Like the Lightning, which, while not so conlangy, uses language in interesting ways for world-building, including neologisms, unusual punctuation, and gratuitous Latin revivals. Links and Resources: Ada’s book on Amazon Or Barnes and Noble Ada’s Blog Ex Urbe http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangerySpecial02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window… Read more »

Conlangery #122: Brooding

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Today, we bring on Scott Hamilton and BenJamin P. Johnson to talk about Brooding, a language that both of them have worked on for the Riddlesbrood Touring Theater Company. Special Announcement: Britton’s film Conlanging is now crowdfunding on Indiegogo! Top of Show Greeting: Finnish (translate and recorded by Eric-Mickya Liwata) Links and Resources The Riddlesbrood… Read more »

Conlangery #121: Trigedasleng

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We bring on our long time “frenemy” David Peterson to talk about Trigedasleng, the future English conlang he created for the CW show The 100. Top of Show Greeting: Noserliq (< q > = [ŋ]) Links and Resources: Trigedasleng.info David’s Tumblr answers Skaigedasleng Tumblr Memrise courses http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery121.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe:… Read more »

Conlangery #120: Adjectives

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This episode we talk all about adjectives, what you can do with them and how they fit into a language. Special Mention: Glow (2 days left on Kickstarter) Links and Resources Grune, D. (1995) Hopi Survey of an Uto-Aztecan Language.  Halling, P. H. (2012). Semantic Types and Prototypical Adjectives and Adverbs (“Dixon Specials” on page… Read more »

Conlangery #119: Paramount v Axanar

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George brings on Sai, Christophe, and attorney Mark Randazza to talk about the LCS’s decision to file an amicus brief in Paramount v Axanar. Links and Resources: LCS press release (with links to press articles) Amicus brief (and exhibits) The Dentons legal memo The Visual Artists Rights Act (- Wiki — closest thing the US… Read more »

Conlangery #118: Linguistics Databases

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This month we present you with a bunch of online linguistics databases to help get an idea of what possibilities there are for languages. Top of Show Greeting: Maruħani Links and Resources: WALS (general typology) APiCS (pidgin and creole typology) eWAVE (English dialects and English-based creoles) SSWL (syntactic typology) PBase (common phonological rules) PHOIBLE (phonological… Read more »

Conlangery #117: Kash

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Today, after a brief digression about Pahlavi, we get into last year’s Smiley winner Kash.   Links Cindu website David Peterson’s Smiley writeup http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery117.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Conlangery #116: The Conlanger’s Bookshelf

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Today we take some time to suggest a few books that conlangers should check out. Linguistics Books Heine, B., & Kuteva, T. (2002). World lexicon of grammaticalization. Cambridge University Press. Bybee, J., Perkins, R., & Pagliuca, W. (1994). The evolution of grammar: Tense, aspect, and modality in the languages of the world. University of Chicago… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #21: What to do after #Lexember

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George gives another short about what you can do with your Lexember words after lexember. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Conlangery SHORTS #20: #Lexember 2015 Highlights

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In this short episode, George puts together some of his favorites from the last Lexember! Also, a note, he also wrote a thing for Fiat Lingua. #Lexember #kardak #conlang #conscript #WOD #29 #languages pic.twitter.com/sAWio7VyXo — DachiiKardak (@dachiikardak) December 30, 2015 http://olilonien.tumblr.com/post/135933221852/lexember-day-25 http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS