Ben Crowder

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The World’s Writing Systems. It would be nice if each entry had more information rather than just links, but still, this is great — especially with the filters at the top (region, living/historical, etc.).


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An interesting grammar note from a book I’ve been reading on Proto-Indo-European: Indo-European verbs require grammatical markers showing tense (past, present, future, etc.) and number (singular, plural, occasionally dual), but Hopi verbs require markers indicating whether you saw it yourself, heard about it from someone else, or consider it to be a truth. This is surely somewhat of an oversimplification, but even so, still pretty cool.


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Ugaritic alphabet chart

After a year-long hiatus, I’m starting to get back into making language charts. Today’s offering is an (admittedly obscure) Ugaritic alphabet chart:

ugaritic-alphabet.png

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Russian alphabet chart

Just finished the aforementioned Russian alphabet chart:

RussianAlphabet.png

It’s available in PDF as usual.


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I’m working on a Russian alphabet chart at the moment. Things are mostly in place, with some spacing to do on some of the IPA bits, possibly adding cursive, and then sending the chart to some Russian speakers for proofing. It’s close.


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Updated the Latin 1st conjugation chart — the passive subjunctive pluperfect plural was incorrectly using the singular forms. Thanks to John Batali for the heads up!


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Updated the Latin declensions chart with a fix for fructus, which was incorrectly feminine (it’s masculine). Thanks to Chih-cheng Yuan for the heads up!


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Sahidic Coptic alphabet chart

Today I’m releasing a Sahidic Coptic alphabet chart and worksheet. The chart:

SahidicCopticAlphabetChart.png

And the worksheet:

SahidicCopticAlphabetGradedWorksheet.png

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Latin and Thai chart source files

I’ve posted the PlotDevice source files to GitHub for the following charts:

I’ve also added the alternate vocative version of the declensions chart to the Latin declensions repo.


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Latin declensions chart update

I’ve ported my Latin declensions chart to PlotDevice (from InDesign) and posted the source to GitHub. It’s now fairly easy to change the order of the cases and add new ones like the vocative. The chart itself is slightly different as well — spacing, colors, etc.


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