- Q: What do the following languages have in common?
- A: They're all Conlangs.
Phonetics, [fnɛɾɨks], /fənɛtɪks/
- A Modest Proposal, containing
- Transcription exercises and information, mostly English.
- Turkish is a synthetic agglutinative language, with standard SOV grammar.
It is very different from English. Here are
and some handouts and solutions.
- If you get through these, you will
understand how Turkish Vowel Harmony works. This is a
topic, and a phrase, that is so arcane it functions as an ingroup marker for linguists and other cool people;
nobody else has ever heard of "Turkish Vowel Harmony".
- Lushootseed is a Salishan language of Washington State.
Like all Salishan languages, and indeed like all languages in the
Coast Sprachbund, it is polysynthetic,
which means it is just about as different from English as it can be.
made from Lushootseed sentences; these are not simple. But they are fun.
If you get through these, you will understand inflection.