George finally gets Bianca’s last name right (it’s [mæŋgəm]) and we talk a little about people mispronouncing our names. Then we get into what makes a language good or bad, and don’t come to much of a good conclusion other than the old “eye of the beholder.” Then after Bianca leaves Will and George are left to sputter about the enigmatic Ithkuil — Well, George sputters, and Will is a little more lucid.
We have William Annis of www.learnnavi.org on to talk about promoting conlangs, and also talk a little bit about Na’vi.
Tomás insults George’s Spanish, then we get into a discussion about why we conlang and just how personal the hobby is. Then, we talk a little about measure words and genders, and about our Conlang of the Week: Feayran — The language of a race of shapeshifters created by David Edwards.