Originally posted by sonhouseYes, it is possiblelbissop si ti ,seY
In a kingdom in a far away galaxy the king is inventing languages. He sees other languages where symbols are read left to right like English, Russian and such and then sees languages like Hebrew read right to left.
He will have none of this. He calls for his smartest people to invent a palindromic language which has the same meaning in both directions but the same meaning and the same sequence of letters as read from left to right or vice versa.
Originally posted by Mephisto2That last one is my favorite, actually. But can you have a language that is not just backwards like the ones previous poster mentioned? That would just double the length of the passages. How about a language that is the same rough length in terms of # of letters or symbols used to generate a thought but still be palandromic.
Was it a rat I saw?
Step on no pets!
A man, a plan, a canal : Panama!
Originally posted by ThomasterActually, you're on to something. You will have to break up sentences in specific ways, similarly how grammar outlines predicate/verb etc. The structure of a sentence would be one way going forwards and the other way going backwards.
Do you mean a language in which you would only need to buy half a book? (You can read the other half backwards.)
No, that isn't possible. How are you going to construct a language in which the following three sentences are palindromic:
I eat an apple every day. ( I, to eat, apple, every day)
I eat a banana every day. (I, to eat, banana, every day)
ese three sentences will be hard, if you succeed at all. And there are many more combinations.
Originally posted by ua41One symbol for every word?
Actually, you're on to something. You will have to break up sentences in specific ways, similarly how grammar outlines predicate/verb etc. The structure of a sentence would be one way going forwards and the other way going backwards.
I, to eat, banana, everyday- the sentence would be broken up through visual distinctions (commas in this case) to separate t ...[text shortened]... far as lettering, I think symbols would be a bit more proper for a more palindromic feel to it
Originally posted by Thomaster1. I eat eilali etaei.
1. I eat an apple every day. ( I, to eat, apple, every day)
2. I eat a banana every day. (I, to eat, banana, every day)
3. Tomorrow, I will eat an apple. (I, to eat, apple, tomorrow)