‘Man solves his problems in a system of symbols.’ (Weilgart)
What if we could look at all of the languages in the world and come up with the most basic set of meanings possible – that all of them had in common? Like if we broke down every word until we couldn’t get to a more basic definition, and then used this set of meanings as a new “alphabet”? That’s what Dr. Weilgart tried to do with aUI. Want to see how it works?
If you’re feeling adventurous you can start with the Big Bang and try to guess at each symbol’s meaning just from its shape. Then check out the Elements of Meaning, which gives you those alphabet symbols and their pronunciations. You can test yourself on the sounds with the Phoneme Practice ‘phoneme’ module (a phoneme is a basic element of sound in language). Or you can do the Big Bang afterward to test yourself on the symbols you learned in the Elements of Meaning.
If you want to take it to the next level, click on “Andi’s notes” below. There you will find further thoughts from the world’s leading aUI expert.
Check out the chart of the symbols under Elements of Meaning and then try some of the aUI combos out for yourself. See if you can make sense of it on your first introduction to aUI! If you’re even more adventurous, you can try the Pictograph Test, given to most of Dr. Weilgart’s psychology students after getting just a brief description of the symbols’ meanings.