Author Archives: Joseph Pentangelo

Joseph Pentangelo

About Joseph Pentangelo

I’m a fourth-year doctoral student in linguistics. Research interests include morphology, etymology, onomastics, historical linguistics, Germanic, early modern English and Anglo-American witchcraft, and folklore.

Lexember 4

Yesterday, I introduced imit, a Type I verb in Abul, which is used with people, animals, plants, bodies of water, and celestial bodies. Today, I’m introducing a Type II verb, which is used with inanimate nouns: kušu [’ku.ʃu], ‘shatter, break apart’ … Continue reading

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Lexember 3 – imit (v), ‘to run’

In Abul, there are two classes of verbs: Type I applies generally to living things (people, animals, plants, celestial bodies, and bodies of water), and Type II applies to everything else. Most verbs have parallel forms in each type. My … Continue reading

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Lexember 2

I’m participating in this year’s Lexember, a month-long event where conlangers coin at least one new word in a made-up language for each day of December. I’m working on Abul, the language of the Blemmies, a monstrous race from late antiquity. … Continue reading

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Lexember 2015

I follow David J. Paterson, the conlanger who invented Dothraki for HBO’s Game of Thrones, on tumblr (here’s his link). Today, he made a post about Lexember, described on the FrathWiki as “a social media event in the conlanging community where … Continue reading

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sneasoning, snalt

From reddit: Full shot glass of snot evaporated Every once in a while my allergies get so bad that my nose will drip non-stop for hours/days. So one day while watching some movies I placed a shot glass under my … Continue reading

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Misfits

When the Misfits burst onto the punk scene in the late 1970s, one thing that set them apart was their lyrical obsession with the cheesy b-movies of a few decades past. With song titles like “Teenagers from Mars” and “Return … Continue reading

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