Wednesday, February 01, 2006

 

Mänti Python

Wow. It sounds like this savant-engineered language called Mänti would scratch a serious itch for me.
The vocabulary of his language - "Mänti", meaning a type of tree - reflects the relationships between different things.
I mostly think in abstract concepts that are completely separate from their labels. Since my thoughts are mostly about insights into how disparate things are connected, that makes it a real drag to have to put my disembodied thoughts into words. (This blog is kind of a way to practice converting abstractions into words.)

Words are an arbitrary afterthought that have nothing to do with what I'm thinking. When I try to explain what I'm thinking, I have to devote a lot of mental energy to negotiating a vocabulary with the right semantics I can use with a particular person. I know that challenge makes me seem like an idiot to some people, and that's really frustrating. (Okay, in some ways I am an idiot, but bear with me.)

I wonder if this language would provide me with a pivot point from abstractions to far more concrete English. I might be the only person in the world who bothers to learn it, but it might be a really big help. If only he'd publish it! Does anyone know how to contact him?


Comments:
It is nice to see you have found a forum to share your inner most thoughts with others. Thanks for letting me know.

I will come back to write more soon...
 
It is nice to see you have found a forum to share your inner most thoughts with others. Thanks for letting me know.

I will come back to write more soon...
 
Cool! That's my bro!
 
Crap. Your family has found your blog. I guess you'll have to take all those pictures of you in high-heels down now ;-)
 
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