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Conlangery #104: Spatial Metaphors for Time

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Today we discuss how languages talk about time. Particularly, how do we map time onto space metaphorically. Top of Show Greeting: Duojjin Links and Resources: From Space to Time (Haspelmath) — warning, big download Metaphor SPACE AS TIME across languages How Languages Construct Time Time and the mind: Using space to think about time Spatial […]

Conlangery #103: Mailbag 2

Monday, September 1st, 2014
We’re back! This episode we answer your emails on the show. Check the full emails below the fold. Top of Show Greeting: Fyai Thǔvn Email#1 Cherry-pick and paraphrase without mercy. Apologies if these have been addressed in the 30 released episodes I’m yet to enjoy. Over-long Ingratiating Preamble: I started listening to your podcast 29 […]

Conlangery #102: Afrihili

Monday, July 7th, 2014
Today we discuss Afrihili in some detail, a discussion made possible by William’s work tracking down the book and publishing some highlights about the language. Links and Resources: William’s Paper Wikipedia article on Afrihili  

Conlangery SHORTS #15: Mixed Languages

Monday, June 16th, 2014
George takes a moment to talk about a kind of language that is somewhat to related to the pidgins and creoles episode. CORRECTION: In the podcast I say that CIA is spoken on Copper Island. It originated there, but currently the surviving speaker population is on Bearing Island. Special note: conlang is now listed in […]

Conlangery #101: Pidgins and Creoles

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
David Peterson joins us to talk about pidgins and creoles and what conlangers (and linguists) can learn from them. Top of Show Greeting: Chudihr (revised) Links and Resources: Wiki on creoles APICS (WALS for creoles) An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles Creole studies: a theoretical linguist’s field guide Wikipedia on Tok Pisin

Conlangery #100: Interview with Christine Schreyer

Monday, May 5th, 2014
We had a wonderful conversation with Christine Schreyer, the creator of the Kryptonian language featured in Man of Steel and a professor of linguistic anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, who uses a language creation assignment in one of her classes. Top of Show Greeting: Moten Links and Resources: Christine Schreyer’s website Her […]

Conlangery SHORTS #14: 吃酒喝面 Eating Wine and Drinking Noodles

Monday, April 14th, 2014
Today George brings on his fiancé Li Wang to talk about some interesting little lexical facts in Chinese that might be an inspiration. Links and Resources Google shows nearly a million hits for 吃酒 A Conlanger’s Thesaurus Semantic Associations presenation

Conlangery #99: Nonconcatenative Morphology

Monday, April 7th, 2014
We have some fun telling you about nonconcatenative mophology — that is morphology that doesn’t involve stringing things together. It’s not just Arabic, folks (though we do talk about that a bit). Top of Show Greeting: Engeldish Links and Resources:  “Down with Morphemes” talk and paper Wikipedia article Wikipedia “Apophony” Indo-European Ablaut “Transfix” Arabic broken […]

Conlangery SHORTS #13: Etymology Maps on Reddit

Monday, March 17th, 2014
In this episode, George points out a really interesting little subreddit that might provide some inspiration to conlangers. Links and Resources Etymology Maps subreddit camel clock beer Jew

Conlangery #98: Menya (natlang)

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
We talk about a Papua New Guinea language called Menya. Follow along here.       –