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Morse code-like Solresol

Posted: August 18th, 2012, 4:39 pm
by Taytanchik
I read in that Gajewski book that Solresol could be transmitted by knocking on something, where 1 hit means 'do', two hits = 're' etc. 7 hits = si.
It's obvious, that a conversation could take a while this way. "sidosi", one single word, would require you to knock 15 times...

So, why not use a variant of morse code (if you have the means to produce distinguishable long and short signals)? The original morse numbers are all formed by combinations of 5 short or long signals... to lengthy, so here's my proposal.

Using "." for short signal and "_" for long signal
do = .
re = _
mi = . .
fa = . _
sol = _ .
la = _ _
si = . . .

This way, you can produce one syllable with 3 knocks at most, which is way more efficient than the original code for knocking Solresol.

Example: dore sidosi la solresol. (I know, how creative that sentence is! :lol: )
Old: . .. / ....... . ....... / ...... / ..... .. .....
New: . _ / ... . ... / __ / _. _ _.

And this finishes my simple proposal.

Re: Morse code-like Solresol

Posted: August 18th, 2012, 6:59 pm
by Dan
I like the idea, but how would a long knock be done? I'm not downplaying the idea at all, since it would work in most other media of communication; I'm just curious if anyone has ideas how it could be used in knocking. I did a quick search and didn't see any solutions for Morse Code using knocks, but maybe there are solutions out there.

Re: Morse code-like Solresol

Posted: August 20th, 2012, 1:29 am
by pazeex
Dan wrote:I like the idea, but how would a long knock be done? I'm not downplaying the idea at all, since it would work in most other media of communication; I'm just curious if anyone has ideas how it could be used in knocking. I did a quick search and didn't see any solutions for Morse Code using knocks, but maybe there are solutions out there.
Dan, knocking Morse code through a table, wall etc. is no problem. you make fast striking "short" knocks, than firmer "long" knocks. Like in any movie you seen where someone is trapped in a fallen building or something and is tapping/ knocking /banging SOS.