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Re: visual languages

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, December 5, 2003, 1:00
In a message dated 2003:12:03 10:26:38 PM, estel_telcontar@YAHOO.CA writes:

>I've toyed areound with visual conlangs, but none has gotten very far >yet. I'm sure, however, that you could do some neat stuff with the >grammar - add some interesting non-linearity to it.
IIRC Star Trek's Borg language is pictographic based on a "binary" grammar. I forgot where I saw it... I think on the web somewhere... Most sign languages are quite time-&-space biased with basic grammars quite similar to creoles. BTW some of the more "futuristic"-looking _bold display_ print-media versions of Chinese (esp'ly the PRC's "Simplified Writing"), Japanese, & Korean characters are quite attractive and intriguing. --- º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º º°`°º ø,¸~-> Hanuman Zhang, Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} "Chance is the inner rhythm of the world, and the soul of poetry." - Miguel de Unamuno "One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, and in fact the poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language designer'." --- O. B. Hardison, Jr. "La poésie date d' aujour d'hui." (Poetry dates from today) "La poésie est en jeu." (Poetry is in play) --- Blaise Cendrars


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