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We bring Mike McCubbins on to talk about his new Kickstarter project, Anasazi, a comic which uses simple constructed written languages to tell a story in a visual medium.

You can find the Kickstarter here!

Top of Show Greeting: Salbécyk / Salbekian

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George brings on Christophe and Joey to talk about their experience at the Eighth Language Creation Conference. We also have clips from interviews Joey made at the conference.

Top of Show Greeting: Bizhida

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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!

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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.

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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)

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Jessie 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. Jessie also requested the following message be added to the notes:

I would also like to thank David J. Peterson, who has visited with my conlang students the last three times I’ve offered the course. His visits have been incredibly beneficial for both my students and me. Students don’t often have the chance to speak with the author of their textbook, so it’s an amazing experience.

Top of show Greeting: Nál [nɑːl] by Carl Avlund

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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.

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I apologize for being quiet for so long. Many of you will notice that we have not put out a new episode for a couple months. I (George) am currently working furiously on finishing my dissertation. Between data wrangling, writing, looking for jobs, and playing with a toddler I haven’t had much time or opportunity to record and edit a show.

Conlangery will return as a monthly podcast as soon as I am able to get into a place where I can carve out the time to do it. In the meantime, I have suspended our Patreon, as I felt uncomfortable continuing to take monthly payments without making content. If you would still like to support the show during the hiatus (maybe as an appreciation for past episodes), we will accept one-time donations through Ko-fi. Me being in a bit of a transitional period, it would definitely be appreciated.

I thank all our listeners for their patience. I promise that we will be coming back, and I will be sure to make the next episode a good one. In the mean time, I need to put my head down and finish my degree.