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Steganography and Conversion

By • Apr 8th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Research question: The question I hope to answer with my research is ‘what is one image worth?’, and more broadly, ‘what is the worth of one piece of any form of media?’ To be precise, by ‘worth’, I mean the amount of objective, immutable information contained in a piece of media. We all know the […]

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Constructed Language: Conclusion

By • May 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

Introduction We now near the end of our long journey through the lore, technique, and arcana of constructed language. In the first week of my research, I studied existing constructed languages, ranging from the most useful (e.g., Esperanto) to the most abstruse (e.g., Ithkuil). I used what I found in my first 40 hours to […]

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Constructed Language: Second Week

By • May 25th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

During my second week of research into constructed language, I worked on constructing and describing my own language. Hilariously enough, although I expected this phase of research to be the simplest, it was very difficult. I began by creating a list of goals for my language, including a hierarchical derivational morphology, extreme simplicity and comprehensibility, […]

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Constructed Language: First Week

By • May 18th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

Introduction In the first week of my research, I focused on existing constructed languages (Ithkuil, Blissymbolics, Idiom Neutral, Esperanto, Tolkien languages, etc.) and on the logic and rationale behind their creation. Here, I will summarize my findings, beginning with a general overview and categorization of constructed language, and then moving on to a discussion of […]

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Constructed Language

By • Mar 21st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

Introduction Most human language comes into existence through the natural forces of linguistic evolution, but a “constructed language” draws upon deliberate design. What are the common aspects of constructed languages? What goes into the design process? Research I will begin by researching the logic and rationale behind extant constructed languages, such as Esperanto, Klingon, and […]

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