General Guide to aUI

On this page, you will find some examples of basic combinations of the aUI “alphabet,” including basic verbs and sentences, as well as some general rules for using the language.  Read through and learn how meaning is created in aUI.

 

Communicating with Basic Combinations

TEN BASIC VERBS
COMMON BASIC VERBS
BUILDING SIMPLE SENTENCES SYMBOL BY SYMBOL

GENERAL RULES OF aUI GRAMMAR

There is no formal grammar. All elements still retain their original meaning. The rule is: we talk “as clear as we must, as short as we can.”

In creating combinations, we take the necessary and sufficient characteristics in a nutshell. As explained in the note under ‘Into the Wordy Woods,’ if the existing formulation doesn’t seem precise enough to our exacting sensibilities, we can add a symbol or a few to fit the context. If the word is used often, we may end up abbreviating it again to the shorter version. I’ve mentioned elsewhere that some of my father’s compositions seem a bit minimalistic to me – but they could be considered aUI slang! (In this e-world, it seems that abbreviating and acronyming is the name of the game…seems like we’re constantly shortening to save time and space.)

The end of the word is what it ultimately is: a dog-house is a kind of house, but a house-dog is a kind of dog. The best way to learn about word formulation is to familiarize yourself with the existing vocabulary first. Go Into the Wordy Woods for a fun trail that leads to an ever developing semantic tree and see how far you can help it grow!