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Dec 27, 2018

 Join Matt and Rowan in talking about conceptual metaphor - a framework for some really fascinating semantics

References for this episode:

  • Metaphors We Live By, Lakoff and Johnson
  • Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things, Lakoff
  • "The semantics of gender in Bininj Gun-Wok" in "Systems of Gender Assignment" by Greville G....

Oct 24, 2018

Rowan, Matt, and Liam discuss what you can do with verb morphology outside of person agreement and TAM (tense/aspect/mood).

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Sep 11, 2018

In this episode, Matt and Rowan (but mostly Matt) talk about issues with the International Phonetic Alphabet, and why it's not a one-size-fits-all for every language.

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Jul 29, 2018

In this episode, we talk about honorific systems in different languages, and how to work them into your conlang!


This episode is just Rowan and Matt, and Matt's introduction is of the multiple honorific systems in Korean.


Wikipedia pages on Korean honorifics: