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Re: A gripping language, and a question about suprasegmental analysis (WAS: re: conlanging partners)

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Sunday, November 23, 2008, 2:55
--- On Sat, 11/22/08, Sai Emrys <sai@...> wrote:

> From: Sai Emrys <sai@...>
> To specify the domain better, the language we're trying > to make should be: > * able to communicate simple and maybe meta* things > (doesn't need to > be capable of Shakespeare or neuroscience) > * communicable entirely by the speakers' hands being > grasped together > or the like (as is socially normal for couples in most > situations - > though I'd like to expand this to other forms of casual > touch also)
Morse Code: Handshake with one finger position is "dot" and an alternate finger position is "dash". You can express anything whatsoever. I'm sure that's not what you had in mind, but it would work. Another alternative would be a few dozen variations on a touch for a few dozen different "letters" or "syllables" that could be used to spell words. --gary


Sai Emrys <sai@...>