Spec Tech: Conlanging 3 — A noun by any other name…

This is the third in a series of posts “live-blogging” the creation of a fictional language from scratch, with the help of our readers.  We plan to construct a functional language one piece at a time, incorporating suggestions and preferences from our audience along the way.  You can read the previous posts here and here.…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Conlanging 3 — A noun by any other name…

Spec Tech: Conlanging 2 – Sounds and Words

This is the second in a series of posts “live-blogging” the creation of a fictional language from scratch, with the help of our readers.  We plan to construct a functional language one piece at a time, incorporating suggestions and preferences from our audience along the way.  You can read the first post here. — From…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Conlanging 2 – Sounds and Words

Spec Tech: Conlanging 1 – Introductions

This is the first in a series of posts “live-blogging” the creation of a fictional language from scratch, with the help of our readers.  We plan to construct a functional language one piece at a time, incorporating suggestions and preferences from our audience along the way.  But first, because the “who” and “why” of a…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Conlanging 1 – Introductions

Spec Tech: “Wait, who hit who?”

This week’s Spec Tech post is jointly written by the two linguists on the faculty: Ryan Denzer-King and Chris Doty. Before we dive into the topic of this week’s post, we need a bit of background. All languages have ways of indicating who is doing what to whom, a phenomenon known as person-marking. English, like…… Continue reading Spec Tech: “Wait, who hit who?”