Welcome back loyal listeners!
This week we welcome another new guest to the podcast. This time we are joined by Alyssa, an old friend of Jackson’s who also happens to be an expert on language. From Tolkien’s love of trees and old norse, to Heptapod B from Arrival – we have a wonderful time learning about why fictional languages work and why they might not.
We make use of an important external resource in this episode, so here is us showing our work. Feel free to follow along while you listen, too:
We also have recommendations, as always, this week:
This week you should play Monster Hunter World
This week you should watch Shameless
This week you should read All Things Linguistic
Theme tune from: Purple Planet