auxlang for "foreign telephone operators"
|From:||Pavel A. da Mek <pavel.adamek@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 6, 2001, 12:38|
Muke Tever wrote:
>This reminds me of something I read in a book on an auxlang:
>> The units begin with G, decades with J, and higher orders with Z.
>> The ten vowels are (in order)
>> ay, ee, eye, aw, ow. ah, eh, ih, a (as in cat) and oh.
>> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
>> Gay Ghee Guy Gaw Gow Gah Geh Gih Ga(t) Goh
>> 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
>> Jay Jhee Jigh Jaw Jow Jah Jeh Jih Ja(t) Jo
>> 1000 Million Billion Trillion (in order by 1,000s) [infinitysign]
>> Zay Zee Zigh Zaw Zow Zah Zeh Zih Za(t) Zo"
> He says elsewhere that the number system is so great,
> that especially people who work with "foreign telephone operators" would
> find it very useful; this leads me to believe he is from another planet,
> where they have magic lossless phones
Well, imagine following language:
i y u
I Y U
e a o
E A O
only one consonant:
' (glottal stop)
'E - number
'O - star
'u'u'y - help!
'A - 0
'u - 1
'y - 2
'i - 3
'U - 4
'Y - 5
'I - 6
'o - 7
'a - 8
'e - 9
Looks like nonsens?
But this is real-world auxlang used in many countries.
The "foreign telephone operators" will understand,
if you will carefully pronounce vowels with these formants:
i, y, u - 697 Hz
I, Y, U - 770 Hz
e, a, o - 852 Hz
E, A, O - 941 Hz
i, I, e, E - 1477 Hz
y, Y, a, A - 1336 Hz
u, U, o, O - 1209 Hz :-)
(For comparison usual formant values in natlangs:
i, u - 250..350 Hz
I, U - 350..400 Hz
o, e - 450..700 Hz
&, A, a - 700..1000 Hz
i, I, e, & - 1700..3000Hz
@, A - 1100..1700 Hz
u, U, o - 700..1100 Hz
Pavel AKA +'U'y'A 'I'A'U 'I'U'A'A'i'e