This site is dedicated to the support and growth of the instrumentation language. (en Español)
Instrumentation is a human language, a universal remote and (potentially) a universal translator. Instrumentation is designed to (ultimately) be used with chorded keyboards.
The theory behind the universal translator is that people who speak different languages should be able to communicate without learning a new vocabulary, as long as they all use the same (simplified) syntax.
Instrumentation is still in its infancy, so the vocabulary is minimal (about six million translated English terms out of four billion potential positive terms) and the correspondence between that vocabulary and the philosophical goals of the language is rather weak. My hope is that Instrumentation can evolve to fulfill its potential with the help of language lovers like yourself.
My other premise is that anyone who can learn Chinese can eventually learn to read and enter Instrumentation glyphs directly. Fortunately, as an automated language, Instrumentation can be used immediately by anyone regardless of their fluency.
These tutorials cover the basics of using the language in its
How does Instrumentation actually work?
How does the 'Description' layer work?
How do verbs work?
How does the 'Articulation' layer work?
How do I speak Instrumentation?
How does the Android phone app work?
How does the Nokia phone app work?
Where are examples of Instrumentation in
Contact Ralph with your questions and
This section covers external influences and proposed developments
that are not related to current usage or to the current
So, what the heck is Instrumentation?
Why are you doing this?
What are the goals of Instrumentation?
How will Instrumentation grow?
What is a "Personal Vocabulary"?
Whither the Instrumentation keyboard?
How does the Instrumentation innate index work?
What is the native Instrumentation User Interface?
What is the format of the Instrumentation data store?
How can the vocabulary be created
This section is dedicated to the exploration and growth of the vocabulary.
What are the current terms on the Creation level?
What is the proposed arrangement of the
How should I pick new terms for the vocabulary?
What are the current singular nouns on the Description level?
How does Instrumentation Describe basic 'truth'?
What is the strategy of the Articulation layer?
What is so 'special' about Specialization?
How will Instrumentation organize the Specialization layer?
What is the format of a Specialized Block of terms?
Help fix the Instrumentation
(Add or change terms, and vote on proposed changes)
The Instrumentation games.
(The basic rules are provided below the game)
The original Instrumentation design
(Warning: Complicated ... Not a good place to start)
What is the difference between Meaning
(Warning: Even more Complicated)
A note from the trenches.
Updated the worksheet for the proposed Creation level
Updated the Language
GlyphOK is currently at Mark-13. Vocabulary is at Version GVRM000300.Mark-14 should be available May 27th
The Instrumentation smart phone applications are:
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The Instrumentation design document is:
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The Instrumentation language and all permutations of the Instrumentation glyph are in the public domain.
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