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Computer generated languages

Mix rules and create languages with them.
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For those who want to speak a language no one else in the world speaks: this program would create arbitrary words with consonants and vowels in pronounceable forms. It would match each word with a different ("real") word's definition from another language. It would assign shorter words to more common meanings and be configurable by user preference a la Human Language Comparison Website. (linkey)

Various language rules could be chosen and applied, language rules could be copied from several existing languages, or copied wholesale from an existing language.


Voice, Dec 30 2014

Human Language Comparison Website human_20language_20comparison_20website
[Voice, Dec 30 2014]

prisen etc Italian singer makes gibberish that sounds like English https://www.youtube...watch?v=Y5up86JJD5s
[not_morrison_rm, Dec 30 2014]

Professor Stanley Unwin, a variation on English https://www.youtube...watch?v=jY-PEeX5xYY
[not_morrison_rm, Dec 30 2014]


       Bargino fen! [€]
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 30 2014

       Arc try tar car.
normzone, Dec 30 2014

       The Babylon app.
spacer, Dec 30 2014

       The algorithm could also generate languages that had the best compromise between learnability (fewer characters; consistent word forms) and compactness (more characters; inconsistent word forms).
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 30 2014

       // a language no one else in the world speaks //   

       [rcarty] beat you to it.   

       Question; language is a means of communication - thus, a language understood by only one individual or entity is effectively useless, like a processor with no definition of the instruction set.   

       "Klaatu barada nikto ..."
8th of 7, Dec 30 2014

       [8th] Well if you MUST have a reason for this to exist, consider the paranoid and the evil geniuses who will want their cliques to have their own languages. Also for new iterations of Navajo Code Talkers.
Voice, Dec 30 2014

       I love this concept and would be very interested to see the output.
tatterdemalion, Dec 30 2014

       This is precisely how the Welsh "language" was created. It was generated on a Babbage Mk1, but the limited storage capacity meant that there was no option to apply rules such as "at least one vowel for every 12 consonants".   

       Software errors are responsible for many of Welsh's peculiarities. For example, there is no Welsh word for "blue", but there are 83 different words for "slate" and, paradoxically, 24 different words for "happy", one of which is identical to the word for "emigrée".
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 30 2014

       //Navajo Code Talkers// Yes, of course: the coder would hear/read the original message, translate it, transmit it, then run over to the receiving end to do the deciphering.
FlyingToaster, Dec 30 2014

       The script could be simple 2D codes, which would have the advantage of better OCR.
Ling, Dec 31 2014


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