3D-landcape, 3D-language?

Dec 27, 2011 by

In yesterday’s post I mentioned that languages of the Northeast Caucasus, such as Avar, Tzes and Tabasaran, are famous for their extremely rich case systems; most of their case distinctions are used to mark various aspects of...

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Making my case

Dec 26, 2011 by

In the last couple of posts, I’ve discussed the issue of grammatical complexity and have shown that even if an objective measure of such complexity is absent, languages clearly differ as to which grammatical distinctions they...

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Yet another art-ificial language: the Dothraki language

Apr 5, 2011 by

I usually write about natural human languages in this blog. But now and again, the subject of artificial languages is brought up by my students, and recently my attention was drawn to yet another language that was created for a TV...

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