Conlangery #94: Face and Politeness

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We go over politeness theory and discuss its implications for creating interesting conlangs and concultural interactions. Top of Show Greeting:¬†Zametulian Links and Resources: Wikipedia on Politeness Theory Lecture notes on the subject (with some critiques) Power Point slides with good English examples Another Wikipedia article on Face http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery94.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download |… Read more »

Conlangery #09: Formality and Register

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Listen to David Peterson talk to Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont on Sword and Laser #68: Ad-libbing in Dothraki We’re all about formality today, from the intricate politeness system of Korean to some crazy Nahuatl stuff to the subtle syntax of the English polite request. ¬†We talk on just what kind of things languages do… Read more »