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In our last full episode of 2012, we talk all about Cherokee.

Top of Show Greeting: Emberyad



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Featured NATLANG: Cherokee



Good Afternoon,

I just finished listening to you podcast on Khangabyagon and it struck me that you all said that this was a conlang for a ‘magical language’.
And I know from Arika Okrent’s book that Laadan is for expressing the views of women better.

So I would like to recommend an episode where you all just have some fun going over the different conlangs that have a stated purpose or philosophy  nothing all that in-depth but a broad set touching on what appears to be how that purpose is being addressed, detailed vocabulary or certain features of the language.


Timothy Wofford

7 Responses to “Conlangery #79: Cherokee (natlang)”

  1. Anthony Docimo

    I was coming over to ask a question, and I find a new Podcast! {Excellent gift!}

    My question was this: are there any any good reference materials on the Cornish language? (on a related note, are there any linguists whose books we should avoid?)

    ps: I’m going to check my local library – they have some Cherokee language books, and when I type up their info, I’d like your opinion on if they’re high-quality.

  2. MBR

    I’ve also seen an example of two successive aspirated stops in Greek: ὁ φθόγγος, which the Perseus dictionary defines as “any clear, distinct sound”. It appeared in my textbook when one of the characters was telling his sister the story of Odysseus and Polyphemus. I’d grab the exact sentence, but my textbook is elsewhere at the moment.

    • Qwynegold

      I’ve heard that in Ancient Greek, if two plosives appeared next to each other, both have to be either aspirated or unaspirated…


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