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Conlangery 140: Word Classes with William Croft

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
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! Links and Resources: Croft, William. in preparation. Morphosyntax: constructions of the world’s languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 1, Chapter 2 Croft, William.... Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS 30: Revising a Grammar

Monday, June 3rd, 2019
George spends some time talking about his recent revisions of his Istatikii grammar, with a focus on organizing writing to serve the needs of the language and the readers. You will find the two drafts of the Istatikii consonant processes below. Script below the fold, see the history here. Welcome to Conlangery, the podcast about... Read more »

Conlangery 139: Ainu (natlang)

Monday, May 6th, 2019
Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets joins us to talk to us about Ainu, a minority language of northern Japan. Top of Show Greeting: Bwángxùd by alr2569 (Translation Notes) Links and Resources: Japan’s new policy on the Ainu is misleading A Topical Dictionary of Conversational Ainu Bugaeva, A. (2004). Grammar and folklore texts of the Chitose dialect of Ainu:... Read more »

Conlangery #138: Jesse Sams and Conlangs in the Classroom

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Jesse Sams comes on the show to talk to us about how she uses conlanging in the classroom. We discuss how these courses can be designed, what fields of linguistics they address well, and the results she saw from the course. Jesse also requested the following message be added to the notes: I would also... Read more »

Conlangery #137: Telicity and Lexical Aspect

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
George and William come back to talk about telicity and lexical aspect. Listen to us talk about endpoints in events and puzzle over why achievement and accomplishment are supposed to mean different things. Links and Resources: Agbo, M. (2010). Verb classification and Aktionsart in Ìgbò. California Linguistic Notes, 35(1), 1–21. Aoki, N., & Nakatani, K.... Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS 29: Reflections of a PhD graduate

Friday, February 1st, 2019
George reflects on completing his PhD, and talks to those conlangers who might be considering graduate study in linguistics. Script below the fold: Welcome to Conlangery, the podcast about constructed languages and the people who create them. I’m George Corley, and we’re back! We’re going to have a short episode today, just to catch y’all... Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #28: Fuzzy Phonetics

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

George gives a short talk about how phonology affects phonetic transcriptions and why the narrow “phonetic” transcription of your language does not have to be overly specific (especially with vowels!). We should have a regular episode again next month. ORIGINAL SCRIPT: There is a tendency in the conlanging community to hew toward more narrow, standardized… Read more »

Conlangery #136: Nymeran with Colm Doyle

Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Colm Doyle comes on to talk about his Nymeran language, created for the comic series Glow, as well as some of the process and challenges of making a conlang and script for comics. Top of Show Greeting: Vaq’ǫ̀ʔ Nąśą /vàqʼõ̀ʔ nã̀ʃã́/ Glow issue 2 Kickstarter

Conlangery #135: Using Linguistic Theory for Conlanging

Monday, February 5th, 2018
Joey Windsor and Christophe Grandsire-Koevets join George to discuss what tools we can get from more advanced linguistics theoretical frameworks. What tools do they provide the conlanger, and where do you have to be careful about applying them. Top of Show Greeting: Gidurguyt [ɡɪ-ərdɡuː-jɪt] LCC Presentations: Doug Ball’s Talk Unfortunately, the video of Joey’s talk... Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #27: #Lexember 2017 Wrap-up

Saturday, January 13th, 2018
George discusses last year’s Lexember and some of the things that came out of that. Also, help us correct our transcripts on the Conlang Sources Wiki. What we reblogged on Tumblr. The Conlangery Twitter account. (Sorry, twitter search is bad, so I can’t  conveniently direct you just to Lexember retweets.)