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Conlang! [khanlæŋ!]: Creating Constructed Languages - FREE 4-part Workshop- Session One

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018, 07:00pm - 08:00pm

 Conlang! [khanlæŋ!] Creating Constructed Languages, Session One

Join us on Wednesday, August 1st at 7 pm as Dean Easton teaches the first session of a FREE 4-part workshop! Dean Easton has been exploring and creating conlangs for many years, and recently taught a class at the Compass School. With graduate degrees in English and linguistics, and teaching experience in high schools and colleges in Turkey, China, Japan, Korea and the U.S., he brings a wealth of experience to conlanging and teaching.

  • What's a Conlang?

– Game of Thrones clip/Daenerys speaking Dothraki; Fellowship of the Ring/Aragorn and Arwen speaking Sindarin

  • What's a Language? – Five Linguistic Terms to Know, and Why
    • phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics
    • worksheet for creating sounds and words
  • Why Create Conlangs? [brainstorming with the group]
  • You Shoot, You Score
    • kinds of conlangs and your conlang goals – worksheet to help participants zero in on the kind of conlang they'd like to create
  • Ways to Create 1: Numbers and a Naming Language
    • worksheet to help participants generate numbers 1-10 and words/elements for creating place-names

 

Location  Brooks Memorial Library
Contact  Dean Easton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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