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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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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 Press.
  • Dixon, R. M. (2012). Basic Linguistic Theory (Volumes 2 and 3). Oxford University Press.
  • The Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics (“Red Books”) and the Oxford Linguistics collection. (Somehow we mixed these two together)

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