This idea came to me as I was transcribing one of my eructations
the Eructative Naming Convention halfbakery idea, in which I
down my eructations in text, ie: oo-WELL-ay-ALL-ah-MOM-en-ique.
I am getting pretty good at transcribing them, and even
way of writing them out, and I am
building an interpretive capability, so that I can quickly translate
burp into something easily sayable.
For the spelling, when I first started writing them out, I would
back a day later and not be able to remember what sound I was
trying to get at, so I gradually worked out a way of spelling the
so that they are easy to recreate -- a way of spelling syllables so
there is no contextual or conventional pronunciation, just the raw
As I was doing this I happened to fart, and it occurred to me that
really stretched it I could have written down the "pronunciation"
the fart too, and even that a software program could be written
translate a fart, or any sound at all into this non-conventional,
contextual spelling system.
So with this software you could record a sound, optimize it for
transcription, transcribe it into the spelling system, and then have
text to speech voice read it out.
This would be fun to keep on at all times, like on Google Glass, so
that if someone did inadvertently fart, the system would be able
pronounce it exactly, perhaps thereby giving more expression to
other ends, increasing everyone's emotional intelligence, and at
least providing much amusement.
I also just saw a Facebook post of a system that plays a tree stump
like a record player, which is interesting, but the implementation
just translates the record needle on the stump groves into really
ominous but information-poor piano music with only about
notes from what it sounded like. It sounded like the system had
taken out too much information. I don't know at what resolution
was working so maybe that was the best they could do, but it
me wonder if the information in the tree stump groves could have
been translated into pronounceable text, I mean as long as you
going to process the information you might as well put it in a
to which we are accustomed to focusing our logic-seeking