I can’t believe NativLang has been around since 1998 and this is the first I’ve heard of it, but so it goes. Thanks to Bruce for alerting me, and I will lazily quote his MetaFilter post on it for the links and descriptions:
NativLang, brainchild of linguist Joshua Rudder, has a series of videos dealing with various aspects of language, orthography, and so forth. For example: What Latin Sounded Like and How We Know. Kanji Story – How Japan Overloaded Chinese Characters… The Tribe That Cursed Too Much … How Korea crafted a better alphabet… India’s awesome hybrid alphabet thing… Semitic’s vowel-smuggling consonants… The Hardest Language To Spell
Bruce adds: Be sure to read the comments.