Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Wed Dec 24 2008 - 23:30:53 CST

Vedic accents are used to indicate the emotional tone (rasa) and mood
(bhava) to be used when reciting a text - so there is already a
centuries old well thought out system for this available.

In India I once heard someone give a paper on how this "scientific"
system could be applied to improve voice recognition systems.

Happy holidays

- Chris

Curtis Clark wrote:
> On 2008-12-24 13:25, John Hudson wrote:
> (A lot about punctuation)
> Maybe I needed an emoticon with my previous post to indicate that I
> wasn't being entirely facetious. In the longer span of things,
> punctuation is a new invention, and it took some centuries for it to
> notate grammar rather than intonation, and it is only because grammar
> shapes intonation that the shift was ever made. Inasmuch as texts
> existed for centuries with either no punctuation or "punctuation" that
> served neither intonation nor grammar, one can make the case that modern
> punctuation started out as metainformation.
> I have my doubts about encoding large numbers of emoji or even
> emoticons, but I'd prefer to check back in a hundred years to see how
> these pictographs will evolve.

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