velar trill (was: ~Yeshuewu)

Randy Alexander strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 9 04:19:00 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Herb Stahlke<hfwstahlke at> wrote:
> There is no IPA symbol for the sound. Â Apparently IPA covers only
> terrestrial languages.

Yes, for that you'd have to use the EPA (Extraterrestrial Paraphonetic
Alphabet), now under construction.  It uses a quantum matrix of
decillions of symbolic representations of a wide variety of codable
media.  A notable example is chemolfactory character set:

" I'm imagining non-auditory languages. For example, one in which
creatures emit chemicals and they smell each other. Imagine hundreds
of thousands of chemical building blocks in a language. Very smelly."

Randy Alexander
Jilin City, China
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