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Lincos: An interplanetary languageA language for cosmic contacts is envisioned that utilizes radio signals of different wavelengths as sounds to form words. These words are in most cases abbreviations of Latin words understood from their English and French cognates. The logistic syntax uses pauses for punctuation in a binary system; pairs of algebraic formulas are transmitted where in a such pair the second element is always derived from the first; between them is transmitted a word that is understood as -follows- by the listener. The concepts of difference in position, of motion, of space, and of mass can be mathematically described by this language.
Document ID
19740024397
Document Type
Other
Authors
Freudenthal, H. (Kanner (Leo) Associates Redwood City, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1974
Publication Information
Publication: Inhabited Space, Pt. 2 (NASA-TT-F-820)
Subject Category
MATHEMATICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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