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Pronunciation Rules for MoS Kryptonian Monday, March 14, 2016  |  Comments (0)

Several months ago over Twitter, Dr. Schreyer revealed to me the extra pronunciation rules that apply to her version of Kryptonian. I completely forgot to add those to the Man of Steel Kryptonian page. I have corrected that! You can see those additions here.

Minor Updates: December 2014 Thursday, December 18, 2014  |  Comments (0)

It's been AGES, but I just wanted to send out a quick update that I have made a few minor updates/improvements to the site. Here's a list of the changes if anyone is interested: A long-overdue update to the CMS running the site to get it up-to-date with the latest and greatest Minor improvements to the dictionary page:

Silver Age Kryptonian Font: Reborn Wednesday, August 21, 2013  |  Comments (4)

It's time for some nostalgia! I'm proud to announce that I have finally finished recreating the Silver- and Bronze-age Kryptonese font. From the mid 1950s all the way through to Byrnes' reboot of Superman in 1986, Kryptonian speech was depicted in the comics with, for lack of a better description, a bunch…

Measuring Time on Krypton Monday, July 29, 2013  |  Comments (0)

An astute Redditor pointed out to me that my numbers were off for time words in the Kryptonian dictionary. Long story short, I had reversed the Kryptonian year to Earth year ratio and all my calculations were backwards. I have redone the math and updated the entries. For those of you interested, here's a breakdown of time words, and how…

Interview with Man of Steel Linguist Christine Schreyer Monday, July 22, 2013  |  Comments (5)

After flurries of press following the blockbuster release of Man of Steel, many exchanged emails, and both of us juggling our "day jobs", I am pleased to finally be able to post this interview (conducted via email) with Dr. Christine Schreyer, the linguistic anthropologist responsible for the language seen (but not heard) in the recent cinematographic depiction of Krypton. This…

Another Redesign?! Sunday, July 21, 2013  |  Comments (5)

I know that I just did a complete overhaul on the site back in May, but the way I had set things up just wasn't working. The project itself was getting lost to the blog, the navigation was a little too hidden, and, most importantly, I wanted to add dedicated sections for other versions of Kryptonian. I don't know that I'm totally happy with the way navigation is set up now, but…

"Kryptonian" App Spotted on iPhone Saturday, July 13, 2013  |  Comments (1)

Tonight, I ran across this article on the Cult of Mac website. The creators of the Dataman Next app for iPhone/iPod/iPad have added my Kryptonian font to the app as an easter egg for the upcoming San Diego Comic Con next week. Now it's not actually translated into Kryptonian—it's just a font…

Man of Steel Linguist Revealed Tuesday, July 02, 2013  |  Comments (13)

Finally, the linguist (actually, linguistic anthropologist) responsible for language creation for Man of Steel is getting some well-deserved time in the sun. In this YouTube video, Dr. Christine Schreyer, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, shares a little bit about Man of Steel, her take on Kryptonian, and language creation. Great…

New Shirt with All Three Scripts Friday, June 21, 2013  |  Comments (3)

I just created a shirt featuring all three writing systems that have appeared in Superman's history. Superimposed over the Man of Steel S shield, the pre-crisis script from E. Nelson Bridwell (left), the angular script of the Kryptonian language project (middle), and the flowing script from the film Man of Steel(right)…

Man of Steel: a Sort-of Review Monday, June 17, 2013  |  Comments (18)

Man of Steel Shield Over the past week I was out of town for my father-in-law's memorial service, but I did manage to sneak away during the trip to see the Thursday Walmart early screening of Man of Steel (big shout out to the folks of Troy, Alabama, and the Continental Cinema). I didn't anticipate being…

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