Tag: language

GNR 36 – Immortal Jellyfish

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Has Strict Mail Filters
avatar David M. Nicholas
Speaks Brummie
avatar Nick Farmer
Speaks Abruzzese

Show Notes

Nick Farmer joins us to talk about his book The Survivors, Belter, The Expanse and how to learn a language.

We have fan-favourite Nick Farmer back on the show, star of our most listened-to episode so far. Nick is the creator of the Belter language for The Expanse and also speaks a lot of languages.

But before talking about all of that, we interview Nick about the novella novelette he just published: The Survivors. He provided Fab with an advance review copy and we discuss the story, how he went about writing it and what it may lead to in the future. Also: immortal jellyfish.

We then talk a bit about Season 2 of The Expanse, which just wrapped up. Including Thomas Jane and his hatred of shoes. Finally, Nick gives us some tips on learning languages, as requested by you, the listeners. He wrote some articles on this. You might want to try the Pimsleur method.

If you have questions for Nick for the next time he’s on, get in touch.

GNR 6 – Wa Du-Showxa ere Lang Belta

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Dzhemang
avatar David M. Nicholas
Tékimang
avatar Nick Farmer
Bosmang

Show Notes

We have a very special episode for you this time around. Our co-host Nick Farmer is the linguist who creates the Belter language for the TV show The Expanse and he explains to us how that works.

Naturally, we discuss The Expanse and how Nick got the job creating a language for James S.A. Corey (Ty and Daniel) and how he goes about doing it. But we also talk George R. R. Martin, Klingon and general language concepts like what a creole is and how they get created. Nick mentions Hildegard von Bingen, Firefly, the fact that Jabba the Hut speaks Quechua and explains where the word “fuck” came from. We’re also talking a bit about where Belter is going in Season Two.

Make sure you don’t miss the big season finale of The Expanse which airs later today.