Sunday, 6 October 2019

Speculative Grammarian Needs You

A few years ago, I found myself thinking, "Children don't know any linguistic theory when they learn to speak." Then I imagined the sort of person who thought they jolly well should do. I sent this in to Speculative Grammarian, and I've been writing for them ever since. Indeed, I've now written so much that as of the November issue, I've reached the dizzying heights of Contributing Editor.

However, it's not just about me contributing — we're always on the lookout for fresh blood, as Count Dracula said. So, if you've ever fancied writing something funny about linguistics, send it to us. Unlike Dracula, we don't bite.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Stock Photography

The contract market has been a little too quiet recently, so I have decided to diversify my business a little. I've set up a portfolio on IStock, which has some of my photos (mainly nature and landscapes, some buildings). I'm quite proud of some of these, so please take a look, and if you know anyone who might need some stock photos, pass it on.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Kæshroþrast summons a king (Khangaþyagon)

Happy St Hildegard's day! This is an original story, written in Khangaþyagon, that describes the wizard Kæshroþrast casting a spell to summon a king to himself. This story should give you a good sense of how magic works on Huna. Text and translation available at

Monday, 30 July 2018

The Student, the "Raven" and the Ice Ship

This is from Conlang Relay 13, Translating this text gave me a feel for the folklore and legends of the Leyen, so it's quite an important text in the development of iljena.