Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Vocal tract shaped text

text based on shape of the vocal tract during speech
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This is a text that is based directly on the shape of the vocal tract during speech. This way tone of voice could be incorporated. The relationship between speaking and reading would be more direct. Based on link from mechanical voice idea. (see link)
JesusHChrist, Jan 18 2005

shapes of letters http://www.explorat...s/vocal_vowels.html
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       Which comes first: the chicken or the egg? Or is this to be based upon some extant language?
bristolz, Jan 18 2005
  

       () /\ {} ???
[] \_/ <> !!!
robinism, Jan 18 2005
  

       wouldn't that require a radically new alphabet with several diffferent symbols for the same lettter?
schematics, Jan 18 2005
  

       What I meant was:
Invent a new alphabet based on shapes that we never normally see ???
Good art project !!!
robinism, Jan 18 2005
  

       schemmatticss, you are making my eyes cross.
po, Jan 18 2005
  

       There are actually alpabets used by linguists that have phonetic markings almost like musical notation so that once you learn to read it, you can automatically pronounce anything written in any language correctly and with a correct accent IF you can read that notation. Sadly I have misplaced the ling to this but you can google it. Anyhow, I think the genius of the idea would be that if this were widely taught in schools then the problem of pronunciation would be solved. Reminds me a lot of the play/movie "My Fair Lady".
submitinkmonkey, Mar 10 2005
  

       news flash!!!! The Koreans already did this!!! The Hangul ' alphabet' shapes mimic mouth positions. the symbol for M is a square, showing the mouth closed and tongue not moved.
Seolyk, Sep 27 2005
  


 

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