Re: FWD (SK) Re: Solresol

From: Louis Newstrom (
Date: Sun Aug 19 2001 - 09:40:24 MDT

I have run into Solresol before, as I like to look into artificial
languages. It is fascinating because it does encode words in the common
"phonetic" sounds.

The biggest reason it never caught on is that you must have near-perfect
pitch to listen to it and an excellent voice to speak it. Since every
combination of notes has been assigned a meaning, every possible mistake
will still come up with a legal word, thus causing a misunderstanding.

On the other hand, perhaps "perfect pitch" is not really difficult. It may
just be rare because not every child is taught music, and most not until
they are older.

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