Linguistics Nerd Camp—Bethany Carlson and Keith Slater SpecGram Vol CLXXXIII, No 1 Contents Thank You, Historical Linguist—The Third Autonomous Bilborough Linguistics Circle

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Almost a Linguistics Haiku Cycle
Esperanto and
Dothraki and Klingon too.
Conlangers are here.

Inventing at home
Surrounded by pizza crumbs
Conlangers working.

Some field linguists work
In picturesque jungles while
Theorists drink tea.

Theorists argue
About unused langue structures
But we use parole.

The ideal speaker
Is simply an invention
Of lazy dreamers.

Forgot to buy your
Air tickets and passport, mate?
Study conlangs then!
—Col. O. Nihilist

Every doctoral thesis I’ve read
Tests for “p” and it gives me a head-
ache. I won’t be constrained
By traditions so lame,
So I’m using a sine wave instead.
—Morris Swadesh III

A linguist exclaimed with invective,
“For hay fever I need a corrective.
When pollen abounds
All manner of sounds
I render as nasal ejective.”
—Pete Bleackley

Like hot dogs, in the summer grilled,
Extruded language product’s rife
In every fad of every field.
Like hot dogs in the summer grilled
And tossed uneaten, so they yield
In turn in endless scholars’ strife.
Like hot dogs in the summer, grilled
Extruded language product’s rife.
—Pumptilian Perniquity

Linguistics Nerd CampBethany Carlson and Keith Slater
Thank You, Historical LinguistThe Third Autonomous Bilborough Linguistics Circle
SpecGram Vol CLXXXIII, No 1 Contents