A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Tony Oz
Date: 2017 Feb 26, 23:33 -0800
I beg everyone's pardon for the - I hope last - off-topic excursion. Just to give Frank an idea of how easy and enjoyable it could have been were he introduced to the "melodies" technique in due time.
The one and only amendment to the regular list of Morse keying rules (i.e. to the lengths of the dashes and dots, intra- and inter-word pauses) is the list of plain usual native speaker's words specially selected to have these properties:
- each "A" and "O" vowel is stressed and therefore prolonged, each "e", "i", "u" and "y" vowel is attempted to be kept shortest.
Consider this example: one pronounces the word "Legality" according to the amended rule-set, keying on each vowel. One gets the "LegAlity" melody, in which everyone out there will certainly recognise the "L" Morse character: ._.. Trying to be on-topic here - it could be a "LunAries" quasi-word or something navigation-related. :) The "MAma" melody clearly corresponds to the "M" character: _ _
This is a quick example I could invent myself right now, I was searching for the above approach for Latin characters - and could not find for quite some time. The word lst I use for Morse is Russian adopted in USSR military schools. It is good for Cyrillics but requires yet another (Cyrillics to Latin) substitution to be able to communicate in CW with radioamateurs world-wide. That's why my interest in English word list.
I beg your pardon again and patiently wait for star-names memorising ideas :)