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Conlangery #118: Linguistics Databases

Monday, April 4th, 2016
This month we present you with a bunch of online linguistics databases to help get an idea of what possibilities there are for languages. Top of Show Greeting: Maruħani Links and Resources: WALS (general typology) APiCS (pidgin and creole typology) eWAVE (English dialects and English-based creoles) SSWL (syntactic typology) PBase (common phonological rules) PHOIBLE (phonological... Read more »

Conlangery #117: Kash

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Today, after a brief digression about Pahlavi, we get into last year’s Smiley winner Kash.   Links Cindu website David Peterson’s Smiley writeup

Conlangery #116: The Conlanger’s Bookshelf

Sunday, February 14th, 2016
Today we take some time to suggest a few books that conlangers should check out. Linguistics Books Heine, B., & Kuteva, T. (2002). World lexicon of grammaticalization. Cambridge University Press. Bybee, J., Perkins, R., & Pagliuca, W. (1994). The evolution of grammar: Tense, aspect, and modality in the languages of the world. University of Chicago... Read more »

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.