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LangTime Chat, Episode 16


In this episode, we finally introduce sound changes that incorporate tone into our language sketch! During the episode, we reference an article on tonogenesis by Michaud and Sands, which is attached as a PDF to this post. We hope you enjoy listening!

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LangTime Chat, Episode 9


In this month’s podcast, we play a round of “Name that language!” where I read language facts and have David try to guess the language being described. In honor of National Indigenous Peoples Day, all languages discussed are native to North America.

SPOILER ALERT!

If you want to play along with David, don’t scroll down because the resources I provide below give away the languages.


LANGUAGE RESOURCES BELOW

Language 1

Navajo Spatial Terms (Navajo Language Academy), which is mentioned in the podcast and is the article I shared with David on the screen: https://people.umass.edu/pspeas/NAVAJO%20SPATIAL%20TERMS%20MADE%20EASIER.pdf 

Young and Morgan’s original work on The Navajo (Navaho) Language: https://archive.org/details/TheNavahoLanguage/page/n1/mode/2up 

McDonough’s article on how to use Young and Morgan’s guide: http://www.sas.rochester.edu/lin/joycemarymcdonough/htouym-june2015.pdf 

Wall and Morgan’s Navajo-English dictionary: https://digscholarship.unco.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=navajo 

Language 2

Ullrich’s dissertation on Lakota: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~rrgpage/rrg/Ullrich.pdf 

Language 3

Chafe’s Grammar of the Seneca Language: https://senecalanguage.com/wp-content/uploads/Seneca-Grammar-Book.pdf 

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LangTime Chat, Episode 5


This episode’s focus is dictionaries–a favorite topic of mine! Throughout the episode, we talk about several resources, including…

The ConWorkShop: https://conworkshop.com/

Polyglot: https://draquet.github.io/PolyGlot/

David’s Language Creation template (Pages): https://artoflanguageinvention.com/papers/djp_template.pages

David’s Language Creation template (PDF): https://artoflanguageinvention.com/papers/djp_template.pdf

And an image from the self-published grammar of my first conlang (Hiutsath), which provides a dictionary in a spreadsheet format:

We hope you enjoy listening and pondering the many wonders of dictionaries!