Speedtalk

A constructed language that uses a single sound to stand for a word, achieving great improvements in communication speed. (Read the full article)

"I agree there needs to be a special language developed both for military and for hi-tech dangerous situations, like space travel, where there is no time to translate emotional or genders from one language/ethnic background (Even accent inflection means many different things) to another in a technical barrage of data. In effect, it's human to get excited"
(Kyle Gosnell 5/27/2005 11:38:52 AM )
"I read a book that mentions that the reason natural languages have so much redundancy is so that the hearer can still understand the message. Even if he or she fails to receive as much as 25% of the message, the information can still be reconstructed from the rest of the message. A language that eliminated that redundancy would have a lot of misunderstandings and repeated messages! "
(Moondragon 9/2/2005 3:05:10 PM )
"On the subject of created languages, I'm wondering how the popularity of Klingon compares with Esperanto and the others. "
( 6/10/2006 8:39:41 PM )
"I've read this story, 'Gulf", several times, being a huge Heinlein fan. It is also one of the main reasons I took up conlanging. The instruction for creating 'Speedtalk' are very clearly laid out by Heinlein. Originally, some 25 years ago now, I found the task too daunting. Now, since the advent of the internet, the problems I saw in creating Heinleins Speedtalk have disappeared, so, I'm working on it. "
(Duke Keenan 9/13/2006 4:38:18 PM )
"I have created a speedtalk like langauge used only for thought with only 8 letters due to the fact that you know what you mean in your mind if you think the word thing instead of dog. it is somewhat confusing. if you want the languge documentation email me at: pva003@gmail.com"
(vincent 7/3/2008 7:16:05 PM )
"Japanese is far more compact, word for word, than the equivalent English. For example, "It is at the hotel" becomes "hoteru des" (hotel is) in Japanese. In addition, the language has two tenses instead of twelve in English."
(Bill in Houston 4/8/2009 3:26:44 PM )
"hoteru desu means "It's a hotel". "It's at the hotel" would be hoteru ni arimasu, 3 words to 4 in English if you count "it's" as one word. Not that much more compact, I think."
(Alex 6/20/2009 12:16:36 PM )

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