"For what it's worth this is a work in progress. It's final form will probabaly not even remotely resemble it's current form... That having been said.......
The really cool thing about fiction is that it is completely without bounds. When engaged in the act of fanciful creation we are without governance. The truest and purest form of anarchy (an-are-key) is Imagination... instantaneous, whimsical, manifestation of thought, without restriction.
There is a very fine line drawn somewhere in the sands of time which separates reality and what we imagine. This line, however, is no barricade. Not when confronted with the overwhelming power of fancy. For fancy as we all know has the power of flight.
On occasion the winds of change kick up and temporarily obscure or relocate this border. It is during these times that the course of the future is defined. When fiction crosses the line and becomes fact. More often than not this phenomenon occurs with science fiction.
So that leaves you, the reader, with a decision to make. Do you embrace what you are reading as possibility... or dismiss it as being little more than a story. The communicators from "Star Trek" were fiction once... but now we've almost all got them. Homeless people have cell phones.
Another funny thing is that if you claim something extraordinary to be true then you are likely to be categorized as a crackpot. It would seem that a creative thinker would have more luck promoting an advanced idea if they were to sell it as fiction rather than fact. Fiction occasionally becomes reality but a crackpot notion remains just that.
I myself, being of questionable sanity, and having a tremendous loathing of scrutiny have decided to spin a web of fiction rather than "the spacial theory of general relativity of words or "E=M-C3PO". Not that I actually have anything important to say... but if I did it would be this. Are you ready?
There are many different disciplines of science and therefore, subsequently, many possible different genres of science fiction. Linguistics is a science. However there does not yet exist any linguistic science fiction of which I am aware.
I have frequently heard English referred to as the universal (hewn-a-verse-el) (silent "h")) language. English is also the name of the art of putting a spin on a cue ball. When a ball or words or even linguistic components have sufficient spin placed on them trick shots can be accomplished. Acoustic=A-cue-stick.
Most of us have seen "pool sharks" perform miracles by putting just the right spin on the ball. Putting english on English is a little bit more complicated becauseIt can be accomplished in several different ways. While interesting this will, more than likely, never win a "pull-it surprise"... Who are the "pool-sharks" and how did they get into the gene pool in the first place?
There is an old adage in English that asks if a cup ishalf empty or half full. There is only one correct answer to this question. A cup, by it's very nature, must always be completely full... unless it is broken. It may be half full of water and half full of air... or If it is in a vacuum then it is full of space... but it is still full. This makes the term "an empty cup" somewhat of an oxymoron.
When English is spoken with a "Russian" accent whereby, among other things, the sounds for V's and W's are exchanged you wind up with certain new possibilities. The word innovation suddenly becomes a sentence that contains instructions for the proper handling of the original word... "in-no-way-shun" innovation. On occasion a Japanese accent where "R's" and "L's" are reversed is used as well for example "rule" becomes "lure".
In fact the English language is chock full of mutable opportunities. Or are they mutations at all? After examining this phenomenon for a while an above average observer might start to notice an unusually high incidence of significant correlation between words and their constituent parts. And I ain't talkin bout Latin or Greek... Well maybe sometimes... The "Greek" word for sailor is "naut", pronounced "not" or "knot" or "naught". Nauts are good with knots.
For example - "four-egg- ample". Apportion "a-portion". Discovery - "disco-very".If you take examples like these and then include common abbreviations such as re, ed, com, trans, vin, org, ment, etc., as possible component parts. Furthermore with the addition of single letter words i.e. A-aye, B-be-bee, C-see-sea, D-dee, etc., and also values such as T, F, Y, N, or O, the possibilities become truly limitless. "Vin" = vehicle identification number.
In the course of this book I will attempt to translate for you the language that is spoken throughout the universe (ream'ember this is science fiction). I will cover somepossibilities for pictographic significance of each letter in the Roman alphabet,some words associated with each letter, the application of accents to english, and much more. This is "fun-da-mental".
In this fictional uni-verse there is a Vietnamese (formerly known as "Siam") kid named "Tran". He was a creative if not eccentric lad and perhaps a bit of a narcissist. He loved to spin his name together with other words to engineer (two engine-ear) new stuff (new's tough). Here is a partial list of his chimeras.
"Tran's-Continental" (that was the name of his "Lincoln")
"Tran's-Sylvania" (That was the light in his room)
It quickly transpired that Tran got super tired... if only Tran could get hired... that would make him so wired... I am "Tran"... Am I crazy?... "Of course I am"..." "Of core Siam." Sorry i forgot that it's not politically correct to say crazy... so why don't we say instead that Tran's broken until "Trans-fixed?"
To fix "tran" we'll need a hand from a "patient" man. I know such a man who'll be happy to hand us a dish, if we wish, that is stewed from a fiche. Fore he'll issue his tissue, he's a pebble in his shoe, which he first must extract so as not to distract him from helping. The stone "it" would seem is stuck in a seam, so with wood from a beam, he must pry "it". With a good deal of tact as he finished the act, he then he picked up the speck to inspect "it".
Whence removed from the groove the rock went awry and he started to cry as he fished in the niche for the fiche which was to be our dish. As he deboned our supper he bemoaned that he suffered from an itch near the stitch where the stone had been ditched. He stopped and he sat and he took off his hat and he took a deep breath and proclaimed... This is far too much trouble to fix some buoys bubble, who on shots from the "Hubble's" "trans-fixed".
Our language is like the ocean ("oh-seen") ("o"-shun). wee don't see it because we are standing on the shore. It is a huge and constantly changing, perpetually moving, dynamic fluid. More like a "li'que'r" than water.Come with me, if you will, for a brief voyage... a "pro-fishin trip" ("proficient-rip")of sorts. Lets go out there and explore... "Let's see what we catch"... "let's see what weak etch."
Life in the ocean is very different from ours. It is alien (a-lie-n) (a-lion) (a-lyin') (ally-in) (all-y-in). The captain of our ship is an "Irish" man named "Pati" and he is an "Ent" and he is "patient". "Yew will knead two bee pati'ent too". First we will need some "bait"... or I guess we could use "a lure"or "allure".
In linguistics, a "grammatical patient," also called the "target" or "undergoer", is the participant of a situation upon whom an action is carried out. A patient as differentiated from a theme must undergo a change in state. A theme is denoted by a stative verb ("state-I've whir'b"), where a "pati-ent" is denoted by a dynamic verb ("dine-am-mick whir'b"). At the very least, there is "debate" (de-bait) "to this effect" ("tooth is affect"). Also, patient is the name of the "thematic relation" (them-attic relay-shown) with the above.
If "ling" stands for "toungue" or "language", and "whirds" are food for thought, then "linguistics" ("ling-wit-sticks") must be "Chinese" ("chi-n-easy") food. I hope your hungry because"Eng.l'ish"is an all you can eat buffet. No but seriously it is and if you read on you "will" become infected with a virus four witch their is know cure... Hold on to your seats, because from here on in it's gonna be one hellova ride.