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By Alexander Ollongren

In linguistics, one of many major components of contemporary learn consists of the functions and chances of there being a "lingua cosmica," a LINCOS, a common language which may be used to speak with non-human intelligences. This e-book touches at the region of the improvement and use of a "lingua universalis" for interstellar conversation, however it additionally provides recommendations that hide a extensive region of linguistics. Chomsky's paradigm on common homes of traditional languages, for a very long time a number one basic concept of common languages, comprises the robust assumption that people are born with a few type of universals kept of their brains. Are there universals of this sort of language utilized by clever beings and societies somewhere else within the universe? we don't be aware of no matter if such languages exist. it kind of feels to be most unlikely to figure out, just because the universe is just too huge for an exhaustive seek. Even verification can be demanding to acquire, with out rather a lot of good fortune. This ebook makes use of astrolinguistic rules in message development and is useful in clarifying and giving point of view to discussions on existential questions resembling these.

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We show by an example how a conclusion can be achieved. Informally it will be shown that if the “first” doll is coloured, then all dolls are coloured. For P we substitute is-coloured. We need a constant and a definition CONSTANT colour : Prop. DEFINE is-coloured : Matr → Prop:= [x : Matr] colour. For the latter we can also write DEFINE is-coloured (x : Matr) : Prop:= colour. The definition implies (is-coloured Doll) : Prop, but it does not mean that the first doll is coloured. e. Doll, is coloured, by a hypothesis (to be used for eliminating the first induction hypothesis): HYPOTHESIS Start : (is-coloured Doll).

Individual dolls *) DEFINE contain : Set → Set → DEFINE contain-trans : Set [x, y, z (contain Prop := [x, y : Set](x → y). → Set → Set → Prop := : Set](contain x y) /\ y z) → (contain x z). DEFINE contained-in : Set → Set → Prop := [y, x : Set](y → x). DEFINE contained-in-trans : Set → Set → Set → Prop := [x, y, z : Set] (contained-in z y) /\ (contained-in y x) → (contained-in z x). Bounded Matrjoshka 33 Consider now a concrete matrjoshka consisting of the three individual dolls, d1, d2 and d3.

This type is a parametrization of Matr (giving it a new name) with some property P, to be specified in applications. It consists of a sequence of two induction hypotheses (P : Matr → Prop) (P Doll) and (x : Matr)(P x) → (P (S x)) followed by the conclusion (x:Matr)(P x). According to constructive logic (the basis of LINCOS) the conclusion is the case for all matrjoshkas, if a resident of (x : Matr)(P x) can be constructed. In other words—if (x : Matr)(P x) is the case. In order to achieve this, the first and second induction hypotheses must be the case; this amounts to finding residents of the first and second induction hypothesis—so that they can be eliminated.

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