Continuing on with another Slavic entry. Possibly French, Spanish, Swedish and Nepalese are in the works.
Finally I managed to get another language to my Swadesh composites project: Dutch.
The whole concept of an English Swadesh composite begs the question: “Where are Swadesh composites for other languages?” Wonder no more! Last night I recorded the Swadesh List for Polish (Polska), with thanks to Karoline Gierymski. Tonight I chopped and squished all those Polish words and came up with this composite:
I kinda overloaded the sound layering engine in Adobe Soundbooth with 207 tracks of audio, so the original sound file I made was very clippy and full of digital static. This time I chopped the project into 23 groups of 9 sounds and then layered the resulting files together. This was still staticky, so I
So here’s another crazy little idea of mine. There exists a linguistics tool called a Swadesh List, which was invented by Morris Swadesh in the 50s and consists of 207 words that, hopefully, would be common throughout human languages. It’s used both as a bare-bones primer for newly discovered languages and as a way to