GAMES: Introduction & Learning Strategy

May 28, 2012

I moved the introductory dialogue, Love and Wisdom, and the Introduction from the specification to Logophile.

I haven’t even begun to explain to you what the gestures are.

Don’t worry too much about the gestures; learn the alphabetic mapping and musical mapping. That should keep you busy. You are learning how to think with your whole body.

Be patient. I am here to teach. I have devoted my whole life to learning and study: now I feel blessed that I can finally share the fruits of my labor.

Oh, and if you don’t understand what a System Switch is — have you actually studied Gaia Wakens? — your neural network may have a hard time adapting to the System Switch in GAMES. ( Actually, there are two System Switches in GAMES . . . )

Learning is hard; ignorance is easy . .

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott .



GAMES: Apology & Fee Structure for Lessons

May 26, 2012

I developed GAMES for a 26 character Latin alphabet. In the specification, which is 72 pages long, I include ideas on how to expand it to alphabets with more than 26 characters. And while practicing Tai Chi Chuan today, I realized I may be able to adapt it to Mandarin, the only tonal language I have a rudimentary familiarity with.

Rome wasn’t built in a day. And no tool makes us infallible.

Those of you in the know already know the Numeric dimension. In the next post I introduce the mapping in the Alphabetic dimension. As I’ve said, I need students. I cannot teach a language through a series of blog posts.

This is my idea for a fee structure: public lessons donation; private lessons what you can afford. I have no other source of income; right now I’m living off of savings.

The Numeric Dimension

May 23, 2012

We learn quickly. This makes me very happy.

The closed fist (either single or both) expresses the number 0.

The numbers 1-10 are expressed with palms down. You express numbers 1-5 in your left hand; you express numbers 6-10 with your right.

The numbers 11-20 follow the same pattern but are expressed with palms up.

To encode sequences of numbers, oscillate between the neutral position (your forearms approximately 135 degrees, and relaxed), and the position that expresses a number (your arms fully extended).

It is this oscillation that helps impress the numeric information onto your muscle memory.

The Alphabetic dimension is much harder.

To learn the Musical dimension, practice singing by using solfege and, if can stand the kitsch, watch “The Sound of Music.”

GAMES is a language. Play with it.