Conlangery Podcast



The podcast about constructed languages


  • Carl Buck on Conlanging for Halo

    10/06/2024 Duração: 58min

    Carl Buck joins us to discuss his work as co-creator of Sangheili on Halo as well as his own personal conlanging work. Links:

  • Jessie Peterson’s Conlang Year

    27/02/2024 Duração: 50min

    I interview Jessie Peterson of  @LangTimeStudio  about her Conlang Year project, as well as her other conlanging education and promotion projects. See Conlang Year here:

  • Interview with Artifexian

    22/01/2024 Duração: 59min

    I talked to  Artifexian about his work on Abheski and the new conlanging community on YouTube.

  • Cursed Conlanging with Agma Schwa

    22/12/2023 Duração: 56min

    Today, I interview Agma Schwa about dog languages, cursed conlangs, and creativity. Make sure to check out this year’s Cursed Conlang Circus!

  • Talking Movie Conlanging with Paul Frommer

    27/11/2023 Duração: 58min George talked to Paul Frommer, the creator of Na'vi, about his work creating languages for movies. Resources mentioned: Looking at Languages by Paul Frommer and Edward Finegan An Annotated Dictionary of Na'vi by Stefan G. Müller Conlanging: The Art of Crafting Tongues A Guide to Barsoom by John Flint Roy Possible and Probable Languages by Frederick J. Newmeyer

  • Can ChatGPT Create a Language?

    31/10/2023 Duração: 55min

    George breaks down a paper that discusses ChatGPT’s supposed ability to create languages. It is not impressive. Citations Diamond, Justin. “Genlangs and Zipf’s Law.” ArXiv Computer Science, 2023. De Marzo, Giordano, Francesco Sylos Labini, and Luciano Pietronero. “Zipf’s Law for Cosmic Structures: How Large Are the Greatest Structures in the Universe?” Astronomy & Astrophysics... Read more »

  • Marc Okrand on Klingon and Conlanging

    30/10/2023 Duração: 57min

    George interviews Marc Okrand on his work on Klingon and Atlantean and his experiences with both the Klingon speaker community and the greater conlanging community.

  • CD Covington’s Guide to Linguistic Worldbuilding

    16/08/2023 Duração: 49min

    George talks to CD Covington about her upcoming book about linguistic worldbuilding, funding through Kickstarter. Links:

  • Interview with Biblaridion

    30/07/2023 Duração: 57min

    George interviews Biblaridion on conlanging, worldbuilding, and YouTube.

  • On Rasharnian (from Immortals of Aveum)

    30/06/2023 Duração: 45min

    George has obtained information on the conlang Rasharnian created for Immortals of Aveum. This is a critique of that language as well as a discussion of issues surrounding it that were brought up in the conlanging community.

  • David and Jessie Talk Kopikon

    26/05/2023 Duração: 55min

    George has David and Jesse on to talk about Kopikon! Links:

  • George’s talk at LCC10

    19/05/2023 Duração: 33min

    Here’s the audio of my talk at LCC10. The video version can be seen here.

  • Announcements: LCC10 and Kopikon

    17/04/2023 Duração: 03min

    We have two conlang conferences coming up this year. LCC10 is this weekend, and in September, we’ll have Kopikon!

  • Short: Streaming my Lexember

    27/02/2023 Duração: 14min

    George talks about his experience streaming during Lexember. NOTE: This episode was written and recorded in the middle of the D&D OGL debacle. The way it was resolved changes some calculations slightly, but I’m still a bit perturbed by it. Original Script

  • Information Structure with Aidan Aannestad

    05/12/2022 Duração: 59min

    Aidan Aannestad comes on the show to talk about information structure, which included discussions on topic and focus and how they can be realized in language. Links and Resources

  • Announcing Conlangery Lexember Streams!

    28/11/2022 Duração: 01min

    George will be streaming word creation for Lexember every Saturday of the month at 1 PM US Central Time! You can check it out here!

  • Whistle Registers with Logan Kearsley

    07/11/2022 Duração: 01h11min

    Today, Logan Kearsley joins us to talk about whistled registers, and to let us know about his whistle synthesizer that can help you make one. Links and Resources:

  • Short: Listening Like a Conlanger: Word Avoidance on the Internet

    31/10/2021 Duração: 11min

    George discusses word substitutions people use to avoid Internet censorship, and how that could be applied in worldbuilding. Original Script One of the interesting things you find in internet spaces is the presence of content filtering and the attempts to get around them. On the one hand, the people who have control of a given... Read more »

  • Short: Listening Like a Conlanger at Work


    George talks about some interesting terms he encountered in his most recent job, and how you can pay attention to language around you at work for inspiration. Original Script Welcome to Conlangery, the podcast about constructed languages and the people who create them. I’m George Corley. Today, I want to continue my occasional “listen like... Read more »

  • Short: Infinite Fractal Complexity

    09/08/2021 Duração: 14min

    This episode, George gives a short discussion of the idea of language as having infinite fractal complexity, and what this means for conlangers building fictional worlds. Special Mention: Resources on the Line 3 protest: Stop Line 3, Center for Protest Law and Litigation, Sierra Club Fact Sheet, Line 3 Legal Defense Fund Original Script Welcome... Read more »

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