Blinky "toki pona"

Signs and symbols: Writing systems (hieroglyphs, nail writing) and Signed Toki Pona; unofficial scripts too
Signoj kaj simboloj: Skribsistemoj (hieroglifoj, ungoskribado) kaj la Tokipona Signolingvo; ankaŭ por neoficialaj skribsistemoj
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Blinky "toki pona"

Postby janMato » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:57 pm

Medical conlang challenge: You've all heard about people who have multi-year episodes of total body paralysis, often only leaving them in control of their eye blinks. What would be a handy "prestige script" would be a way to map eyeblinks to toki pona. Morse code comes to mind, but that has already been done and eyes have more than 3 states:

left closed, right closed, both closed
rapid blink, slow blink,
pause, long pause (between blinks)
(others? half closed? sweezed shut?)

So any suggestions on how to make a suitable "phonology" or script using only two eyes?

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Re: Blinky "toki pona"

Postby janKipo » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:19 pm

Sorry to see that this is going mainly on facebook. Hopefully, we can gradually get folks back here.

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