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 #34: Gender and Noun Classes

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Alternate Title: Genders, Classes, and Agreement, oh my! We talk today all about gender.  Or noun class.  Or both.  Really, they are the same thing, at least we think so.  Anyway, after a vivid and lively discussion on what can be done with the wonderful world of arbitrarily classifying nouns we review Taruven Top of… Read more »