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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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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]

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Today we talk all about word-level stress systems, a part of your conlang that can be done in a few minutes or have you stressing for many days, weeks, or maybe months. It all comes down to what kind of stress system you go with.

Top of Show Greeting: Modern Standard Arabic (translated and read by Aysar Aburrub)

Links and Resources

George’s Theory-Heavy Links

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William invites Ada Palmer on to talk about her new book Too Like the Lightning, which, while not so conlangy, uses language in interesting ways for world-building, including neologisms, unusual punctuation, and gratuitous Latin revivals.

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TConlangery 122 medallionoday, we bring on Scott Hamilton and BenJamin P. Johnson to talk about Brooding, a language that both of them have worked on for the Riddlesbrood Touring Theater Company.

Special Announcement: Britton’s film Conlanging is now crowdfunding on Indiegogo!

Top of Show Greeting: Finnish (translate and recorded by Eric-Mickya Liwata)

Links and Resources

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We bring on our long time “frenemy” David Peterson to talk about Trigedasleng, the future English conlang he created for the CW show The 100.

Top of Show Greeting: Noserliq (< q > = [ŋ])

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This episode we talk all about adjectives, what you can do with them and how they fit into a language.

Special Mention: Glow (2 days left on Kickstarter)

Links and Resources

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George brings on Sai, Christophe, and attorney Mark Randazza to talk about the LCS’s decision to file an amicus brief in Paramount v Axanar.

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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

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