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Re: languages in reverse

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Sunday, June 17, 2007, 2:37
MorphemeAddict@WMCONNECT.COM wrote:
> Has anyone worked with reverse English (which when recorded and played > backwards, is heard as normal English)? > Or any other languages in reverse? > > stevo > </HTML>
I did a little of that years ago, before I had any way to sample and reverse speech on the computer. I used an ancient reel-to-reel tape recorder, and turned the reels around so that the tape ran in reverse (after rewinding the tape), although the sound was muffled since the magnetic band was on the wrong side of the tape. It wasn't an original idea, though; I got the idea from a TV program (I think it was called "That's Incredible") where someone had learned to speak English backwards. I've also had an interest in Reverse Japanese, and some grammatical aspects of languages such as Minza have been based to some extent on Japanese grammar in reverse order.