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Conlangery SHORTS #21: What to do after #Lexember

Saturday, January 30th, 2016
George gives another short about what you can do with your Lexember words after lexember.

Conlangery SHORTS #20: #Lexember 2015 Highlights

Monday, January 4th, 2016
In this short episode, George puts together some of his favorites from the last Lexember! Also, a note, he also wrote a thing for Fiat Lingua. #Lexember #kardak #conlang #conscript #WOD #29 #languages pic.twitter.com/sAWio7VyXo — DachiiKardak (@dachiikardak) December 30, 2015 http://olilonien.tumblr.com/post/135933221852/lexember-day-25 This is probably the #lexember coinage I’m proudest of – pic.twitter.com/UaLD3ss5h9 — Zeke Fordsmender […]

Conlangery #115: Tsolyáni

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
Victor Raymond joins us today to talk about the language Tsolyáni, created by MAR Barker and implemented in his campaign setting Tékumel in Empire of the Petal Throne. Top of Show Greeting: Proto-Continental Links and Resources: Tékumel official site Tékumel Foundation The Tsolyáni Language The Tsolyáni Primer All Tekumel books on DriveThruRPG

Conlangery #114: Thai (natlang)

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
This month Britton joined us and we talked about the wonders of reduplication and nicknames in Thai. Top of Show Greeting: Dzuish (English-based conlang) Wikipedia on Thai Thai-language.com Noss, R. B. (1964). Thai reference grammar. Foreign Service Institute. Haiman, J. (2013). Decorative morphology in Khmer. In The Aesthetics of Grammar: Sound and Meaning in … […]

Conlangery #113: Applicatives

Monday, October 5th, 2015
David Peterson joins us to talk about applicatives, and to talk a little about his book. Top of Show Greeting: Zametulian Links and Resources Lamoureaux, S. V. D. (2004). Applicative Constructions in Maasai. Linguistics, (August). Austin, P. K. (2005). Causative and applicative constructions in Australian Aboriginal Languages. The Dative and Related Phenomena, 1–38. Haspelmath, M., […]

Conlangery #112: The Conlanging film with Britton Watkins

Monday, September 7th, 2015
In this very special episode, we interview Britton Watkins about his upcoming documentary Conlanging: The Art of Crafting Tongues while his husband films us for said documentary. Keep your eye out for their crowdfunding to start, and look forward to seeing our faces when the film is released next year. You can see information on […]

Conlangery SHORTS #19: Kinship in Henan Mandarin

Monday, August 24th, 2015
George discusses his own observations about the use of kinship terms in his wife’s village in Henan province, China. NOTE: We’re going to change how our audio is hosted soon. This might mean some oddness in the feeds in the coming weeks.

Me and Storm Bride on Conlangery

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

I’m a few days late posting this (because reasons), but I’m very excited to post this interview I recently did with the folks on Conlangery, about the languages of Storm bride, and a bunch of other questions regarding fantasy literature and language creation. You can listen here:

We talk about:

  • How I got into linguistics and conlanging
  • Why there’s only two sentences of actual conlang in Storm Bride
  • Why most fictional languages in SFF suck
  • Ursula K. LeGuin’s Always Coming Home and other SFF works that at least try to get it right
  • How to present strange phonologies without terrifying your readers
  • Cultural appropriation issues when conlanging based on an real languages and cultures
  • Other stuff that I can’t remember.

This was the most fun I’d had in a while! Hope you like listening.


Tagged: conlang, conlangery, cultural appropriation, leguin, linguistics, podcast, praseo, storm bride

Conlangery #111: Interview with JS Bangs

Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Today we have a long talk with author and conlanger JS Bangs about conlanging, worldbuilding, and writing. Top of the Show Greeting: Praseo Links and Resources: JS Bangs’s conlang site JSBangs.com

Conlangery #110: Copulae

Monday, July 6th, 2015
Today Christophe joins us as we talk all about copulas, or copulae, however you want to talk about them. Top of Show Greeting: Dutch (submitted anonymously) Links and Resources: Curnow, T. J. (1999). Towards a Cross-linguistic Typology of Copula Constructions. Proceedings of the 1999 Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society. Sulger, S. (2013). When Copula […]