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Re: Creating a metaconlang; anyone want to join?

Date:Saturday, December 1, 2007, 4:33
> [] On Behalf Of Sai Emrys > On Nov 30, 2007 4:11 PM, <li_sasxsek@...> wrote: > > Sounds like it could be interesting. We could drive the NSA
> > with it. > > *laugh* I have no doubt that it'd be trivially breakable. I don't > propose any serious encryption; version (c) would be more like a > sophisticated version of codeword based talk.
In today's ultra-paranoid government, I wouldn't be one bit surprised if they took notice and started looking for something like this. It's not too far from the idea of steganography.
> > Seriously though, maybe a look at Navaho code talk could give
> > ideas. > > Any particular (preferably online) references?
It's been a while since I looked into it. I'm sure Google can get lots of info. I usually download things like this an save them, but I'm sure a run through the gigabytes of yet-to-be-filed-correctly documents I could have something.
> Mind that this is intended to be real-time meta on top of normal > speech, not just a pure 'code' language.
Which only makes that much tougher (=more interesting).
> On Nov 30, 2007 6:23 PM, Kelly Drinkwater <mizunomi@...>
> > Expressive space? Expressive modes? Channels? > > "Channels" is pretty close, except that it's one level too high -
> English certainly uses the channel of "speech", yet it leaves some > parts of that channel unused (clicks, tone, etc).
We do still use tone, we just don't use it phonemically. I'm not sure using it is an option. Clicks are certainly an option, and maybe even sighs or other cues could be used. Do they all have to be audible, or are we going to mix in some body language?


Sai Emrys <sai@...>