Conlangery 140: Word Classes with William Croft

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George and William invite Prof. William Croft to talk about his theoretical approach to word classes and constructions. Forget a language without adjectives, let’s talk about how your property concepts are predicated! http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery140.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

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 SHORTS #12: Verbs in Uskra

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Bianca tells us a little about the verbal system of Uskra, one of her conlangs, and how she played with giving grammatical forms multiple uses. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS