Re: New phonemic writing system and its binary coding

From: JoAnne Marie (
Date: Mon Aug 23 1999 - 22:28:46 EDT

With all due respect (also), I was not looking for your opinions on the
subject of orthographic reform of English (but thank you for the
reference). I came to this group specifically for feedback on
'Unicode-compatible' binary coding for the Camion Code (paragraph 5 of my
initial posting):

"In terms of its binary coding, once the text has been designated as
consisting of Camion Code 'characters', I envisage that the (furthest
right?) digit should be 0 for punctuation to follow, and 1 for a speech
sound. The second digit would be 0 for a vowel sound, and 1 for a
consonant. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th (2 * 2 * 2 = 8) would indicate the
positions (on the lines/between the lines). The 6th bit would denote
whether a consonant is voiceless (0) or voiced (1), or, if its a vowel,
whether its 'stretched' or 'rounded'. And the 7th bit would be 1 when a
'button' is pressed to indicate that this sound is to be 'linked' to
another sound following it (as in diphthongs and digraphs (including
fricatives), for example)."

JoAnne Marie,
CV, Phonetics and Poetry on:

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