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May 8, 2020

You've heard of vowel harmony, now get ready for consonant harmony! In this episode, Rowan explains how consonant harmony is realized across different languages, and we take a dip into featural and autosegmental phonology.


Mar 15, 2020

In this episode, Matt and Rowan talk about all sorts of ergative phenomena, and how to use them for conlanging. We will cite our sources by section they are first relevant towards, and also length.

0:14 Intro
Ergativity by R. M. W. Dixon - a book compiling the data and theories of the man who made Ergativity popular in...

Feb 5, 2020

In this mini-episode, Matt and Rowan talk about how to explore ideas in conlanging through sketches.


Jan 1, 2020

Join Rowan and Matt as they discuss the Standard Average European sprachbund (SAE). This is a language area that is centered mostly on Western European Romance and Germanic languages (think, French and German), but some features of it extend much farther into the Caucasus Mountains, etc.

Haspelmath's formulation of the...