Advantages  of  Phonetic  Picture-Writing

Compared with other writings and languages, phonetic picture-writing and the language defined by it have many advantages:

As a reader sees a simple picture, he quickly can survey a whole sentence (= scene). The simply shaped letters can be read and written quicker than, for example, Latin letters: Compare the ideogram for "face" with the optical patterns of "face" (respectively "ela") - the first is much simpler.
An ideogram (and thus the corresponding spoken word) can be remembered easier than a purely acoustic word (that's why most techniques to train one's memory try to associate a picture to an idea). That lessens the effort to learn the vocabulary.
Also the motivation to learn is much higher, because the student is rewarded by fun of the pictures. That's why phonetic picture-writing is especially suited for self-studying.

Learning the phonetic picture-writing also is a drawing-course. For only few people could, without training, draw a certain expression of face (and thereby a certain feeling). Knowing the phonetic picture-writing, they can draw this, and whole scenes, simply and qickly - a sentence in phonetic p-w is quasi a stenographical drawing. This way one can communicate also with people not knowing the phonetic p-w, even with handicapped people, who cannot speak at all. For this purpose, the letters might be replaced by hand-signs.

As all letters of the (simplest) phonetic picture-writing are vertically symmetrical, and because of the vertical writing direction, text on a T-shirt can be read also in a mirror, also text on a car in the rear-view mirror, also text on a glass-door or window or on a translucent display can be read from both sides.
The writing direction from bottom to top makes it possible to write text on the back of books, on posts, trees, pillars etc. in the normal way - so easy to read. Also a teacher in front of his class may superimpose blocks with laterally written signs to form piles with ideograms.

Any phonetic picture-writing (if well designed) has only well pronouncable, well distinct sounds (e.g. not both of the similar sounds p-b, t-d, k-g) and only syllables and words which are easy to pronounce and phonetically very clear. They could be spoken by anybody without training (but training may be useful to yield a very clear and nice pronunciation). Also under bad acoustic circumstances (noice, bad telefon connection) such phonetically clear words enhance audibility. They also make easier language synthesis by computer and especially automatic speech recognition (best done as syllable-wise speech recognition - the simplest phonetic picture-writing has only 44 syllables, in contrast to the thousands of syllables in most natural languages). For this, also the regular accent (always at the end of a word) is helpful.

The systematic grouping of the sounds and correspondingly of the signs in a matrix is a didactic example for a well designed system, in contrast to our alphabet.

The super simple grammar, which uses only the 2 particles ' ai ' and ' i ' ("there" and "besides"), can be learned very easily and can be exercised by everybody also in his mother language (see grammar ).

Phonetic picture-writing also touches the spheres of art, graphic arts and cryptography

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