Lingdoku

One of the best archival features of speculativegrammarian is Lingdoku “a sudoku-like activity for linguists.” The first, and easiest, lingdoku works like this:  

Using the nine IPA symbols in the [first] table, complete the [second] unfinished table. Each symbol occurs exactly once in the box, and no row or column may contain more than one symbol with either the same place or same manner of articulation.

Subsequent lingdoku get progressively harder: the second one involves a four by four grid and the addition of palatal place and lateral manner of articulation, and later ones are even more complex. Here’s a list of all the lingdoku and variations — note that each puzzle’s page also contains the solution to the previous one. 

Any of the lingdoku are a fun way to practise the IPA! Here’s a clickable IPA chart and an explanation of manner of articulation, for reference. 

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Devouring Stars is a beautiful strategy game where you play gods and titans able to “devour” entire starfields. 

Designed to be played just with a mouse, Devouring Stars offers simple but compelling gameplay, with wonderful particle effects and a relaxed atmosphere.  

You’re tasked with guiding your Gods/Titans across star systems, devouring starfields on your way to make you stronger, and battling other Gods/Titans who stand in your way.  This process is relatively simple, with the intuitive controls mapped to the mouse buttons.  As you progress you will unlock new Gods and Titans to use, and you can even combine them by left-clicking on one then right clicking on another.

It’s a beautiful, Zen-like and mesmerising take on the strategy genre.  If you get stressed out when you play Devouring Stars, then you’re playing it wrong!

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