Listen to David Peterson talk to Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont on Sword and Laser #68: Ad-libbing in Dothraki
We’re all about formality today, from the intricate politeness system of Korean to some crazy Nahuatl stuff to the subtle syntax of the English polite request. We talk on just what kind of things languages do to produce formal, polite, or literary language. Then we have a little discussion of Teonaht, which is quite a good conlang, though the site design drives us a little crazy.
Featured Conlang: Teonaht
Kraamlep (comment on #04)
Thanks for the review of Jameld. As you will have gathered, I’m an amateur with no formal linguistics training, hence the layout of the grammar – although, as you correctly surmised, it’s more written from the point of view of a casual learner rather than a linguistics expert. It also has its tongue in his cheek occasionally, hence “I shall”
I’m currently hard at work on a much-revised new edition of the dictionary, after which the next job is rewriting the grammar. I will definitely be taking your comments into account!
I’m particularly glad that you both agreed that Jameld has its own character and feel.
Desmond (comment on #05)