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Conlangery 129 medallion

Jake Malloy and David Peterson join George to talk about sign language as well as a few other ways humans communicate non-vocally.

Top of Show Greeting: Bakom

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Conlangery SHORTS 25 medallion

George talks about how to listen to the language all around you like a conlanger, especially when you encounter weird specialized terms or senses of words.

Wiktionary entry on “wrong” (includes the sewing sense)

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Conlangery 128 medallion

David Salo comes on to talk about his historical research into George Dalgarno’s Lingua Philosophica, a 17th century philosophical language. We discuss the features of Dalgarno’s work, a little of how it compares to other work of the time and also its influence on the history of conlanging.

Top of Show Greeting: Lingua Philosophica (translated and read by David Salo)

Links and Resources

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Conlangery 127 medallion

William is out for this month so we have Jake Malloy here to talk a bit about language policy, both official and unofficial, as well as a bit about language attitudes.

Top of Show Greeting: Shidhunarien

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Conlangery Short 22 medallion

George gives a quick update on the Paramount v Axanar case and the LCS’s part in it. This was previously discussed in episode 119. For more information, please see the Language Creation Society’s Axanar information page.

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This month we talk about grammatical number. What number distinctions can you make for a language (beyond singular and plural)? What do you mark for number? And how does number interact with agreement and other grammatical systems? We’ll help you with all of that. Read more »

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Conlangery 124 medallion

We welcome Matt Boutilier on to talk about Old Irish, from the destruction of verb roots due to initial stress, to how you can incorporate initial mutations into a language.

Special mention: George recommends the show Cleverman. Nothing to do with this episode, it’s just good.

Top of show greeting: Dubarne /du’barnə/

Links and Resources

  • Ogham writing system
  • Old Irish on Wikipedia
  • O’Connell, F. W. (1912) A Grammar of Old Irish. Belfast: Mayne, Boyd & son, ltd
  • Lehmann, R. M., & Lehmann, W. P. (1975). Old Irish: An Introduction. New Yord: Modern Language
  • Stifter, D. (2006). Sengoidelc: Old Irish for beginners. Syracuse University Press. [William’s recommendation]