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Building Languages with Jessie Sams
Episode 109th September 2021 • Exolore: facts-based fictional worldbuilding • Multitude
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Professional linguist and language creator, Dr. Jessie Sams, joins me this week to talk about how fictional languages are built. We talk phonetics, word order, bear languages, and so much more!

HOSTED by Dr. Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist


Dr. Jessie Sams is a language inventor and professor of linguistics at Stephen F. Austin State University. You can hear words she's made up on the show Motherland: Fort Salem. Follow her on twitter at @quothalinguist, check out her work on her website, and find more conlang info and resources at


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- Cover art: Stephen J. Reisig,

- Editing: Mischa Stanton, 

- Transcript by Iesir Moss


Have you ever wished you could travel to a different world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.

Exolore is a member of Multitude Productions, an independent podcast collective and production studio.