Picture Language


  • Language: Picture Language
  • Created: 1989
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  • Language family: international auxiliary language
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A constructed language by Wally Flint.

This language offers picture symbols that can very accurately represent a broad range of specific and abstract concepts. Very generalized rules for inventing and interpreting symbols are provided. Even with the above described representational power, the symbols are very easy to learn. Communicates logical and sequential thought patterns. Capable of expressing ideas more accurately than natural language. Based on easily identified pictures and a handful of mathematical-like principles. Any reader knowing the principles can understand expressions in the language, even if the expressions contain "words" or grammatical constructs unfamiliar to the reader.

Language sources: Chinese writing, mathematical notation, engineering graphics.

For the first time, a language of pictures that can match or even exceed the representational power of natural languages is shown to be possible.

Cognitive psychologists (or research).