DIGITAL INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE

ATTEMPTS TO CREATE A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE ARE NOT NEW.
EVERYONE HAS HEARD OF ESPARANTO, BUT HOW MANY PEOPLE SPEAK IT?
THE PROBLEM WITH SUCH LANGUAGES IS THAT LEARNING THEM IS NOT
THAT MUCH EASIER THAN LEARNING A WIDELY-SPOKEN EXISTING LANGUAGE,
AND TO BE USEFUL, SUCH A LANGUAGE WOULD HAVE TO BE TAUGHT WORLDWIDE

MY PROPOSAL IS TO ESTABLISH A DIGITAL LANGUAGE, CONSISTING OF
PERHAPS 1000 NUMERICAL CODES, EACH STANDING FOR A WORD OR PHRASE.

THIS CONCEPT IS ALREADY IN USE IN RADIO COMMUNICATION FOR BREVITY
AND CLARITY. MANY ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE TEN-CODES USED BY
MOST TWO-WAY RADIO USERS. IN THIS AREA AND PERHAPS OTHERS
THE POLICE USE 3-DIGIT CODES FROM 100 TO 999. NATURALLY THESE
ARE LIMITED TO WORDS AND PHRASES OF POLICE INTEREST, BUT THEY
ARE A GOOD BASIC STARTING POINT.

THE LIST BELOW COMES FROM THE 10-CODES AND PD CODES COMBINED
AND GENERALIZED IN MEANING, WITH A FEW NEW ONES ADDED. FURTHER
REFINEMENT AND MORE CODES ARE NEEDED, OF COURSE.

THE D.I.L. (SO FAR)

100	MALE
101	FEMALE
102	CHILD
103	HEADQUARTERS; OFFICE
104	YES, OK
105	GAS STATION
106	CARWASH
107	GOING HOME; GOODNIGHT
108	I'M BACK 
109	SAY WHAT? HUH?
110	NEGATIVE; NO
111	COMPUTER
112	STAND BY; WAIT A MINUTE
113	HOW'S THE WEATHER?
114	INFORMATION
115	I AM NOT ALONE
116	REPLY
117	GO TO...
118	URGENT
119	ENROUTE TO:
120	LOCATION
121	TELEPHONE
122	NEVER MIND; DISREGARD
123	ARRIVED AT DESTINATION
124	MY JOB IS DONE
125	MEET IN PERSON
126	ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL
127	DRIVERS LICENSE 
128	VEHICLE REGISTRATION 
129	ARREST WARRANTS
130	CAUTION
131	OFFICIAL PAPERS
134	WHAT TIME IS IT?
135	CONFIDENTAL INFO
138	CAN WE SPEAK PRIVATELY?
139	CHANGE THE SUBJECT
140	AVAILIBLE AT HOME
141	ESCORT
142	ARRESTED
143	I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER
144	THAT'S ILLEGAL
146	I'LL CHECK ON IT
148	HOME
149	CONFIDENTIAL ; SECRET
150	SWITCH TO CHANNEL...
151	SERIOUS CRIME
152	MISBEHAVIOUR; MINOR CRIME
153	LOCATE; DON'T MOLEST
154	MAY BE DANGEROUS
156	NEED MORE INFORMATION
157	DANGEROUS
168	COURT OF LAW
169	ORAL SEX
173	MOVING; RELOCATING
174	CAR NEEDS REPAIR
175	MORGUE 
176	WHOSE CAR IS THIS?
177	WHOSE KID IS THIS?
178	BABYSITTING
179	DEATH
184	STOP SIGN 
185	WIRES     
186	WATER 
187	WATER MAIN 
188	SIDEWALK 
189	POTHOLES 
191	STRANDED MOTORIST
198	FINISHED ASSIGNMENT
200	I NEED TO USE THE TOILET
201	I CAN'T UNDERSTAND
202	I HEAR YOU LOUD & CLEAR
203	STOP TALKING
205	PLEASE RELAY MESSAGE
206	I'M BUSY;I'M AT WORK
210	MUGGING
211	ROBBERY-ARMED
236	THREAT
237	DRUGS
239	FIGHT
240	ASSAULT 
245	ASSAULT  WITH DEADLY WEAPON
246	SNIPER 
261	RAPE
267	DRUGS-ILLEGAL
286	A 286 COMPUTER
300	SEXUAL ACTIVITY
301	PROSTITUTE; HOOKER
302	HETEROSEXUAL SEX
303	HOMOSEXUAL SEX
304	BISEXUAL SEX
305	SEX ORGY
310	FOREPLAY
311	NUDE PERSON
312	CHILD NEGLECT
315	FORGERY
316	BOGUS CHECK
317	SOLICITING
318	FRAUD
333	INTERNET
386	A 386 COMPUTER
390	DRUNK 
391	BURNING TRASH
410	Civil DISPUTE
415	DISTURBANCE 
417	THREATENING 
451	HOMICIDE
459	BURGLARY 
486	A 486 COMPUTER
487	THEFT 
488	STOLEN PROPERTY
491	KIDNAPPING
508	STOPLIGHT
509	TRAFFIC CONGESTION
510	GOING FAST
511	GOING SLOW
585	TRAFFIC HAZARD
586	ILLEGAL PARKING
601	MISSING PERSON
647	Suspicious person
651	LOOSE ANIMAL
666	SUICIDE
667	ACCIDENTAL SUICIDE
668	Emergency Message
670	HOW ARE YOU?
686	A PENTIUM COMPUTER
692	Drunk DrivING
693	RECKLESS DRIVING
707	BOMB SCARE
712	TRESPASSING
715	ILLEGAL BURNING
770	SHOTS FIRED
900	Drowning
901	INJURED/SICK
902	ENROUTE TO HOSPITAL
903	DEAD
904	FIRE FOLLOWUP
904	Fire
905	ARSON
906	NEED ASSISTANCE
907	BACKUP 
910	Traffic Citation
911	PLEASE CALL FOR HELP
917	ABANDONED 
918	INSANE; WEIRD
921	VOYERISM
925	Ambulance
926	Tow truck 
927	UNKNOWN TROUBLE
928	FOUND PROPERTY
929	LOST ANIMAL
930	ANIMAL PROBLEM
960	Plane Crash
961	ACCIDENT NO INJURY
962	ACCIDENT W/INJURY
963	ACCIDENT W/DEATH
965	CHEMIST
966	IDENTIFICATION
990	NEED A RIDE
998	SHOOTING; GUNFIGHT
999	NEED HELP-URGENT

SUCH A LIST, IN ONE'S OWN LANGUAGE, WOULD BE MUCH EASIER TO LEARN
THAN A FOREIGN TONGUE, OR USABLE BY EASY REFERENCE FROM
AN ALPHABETIZED LIST
FOR SPEAKING, IT WOULD BE USEFUL TO LEARN THE NAMES OF THE TEN DIGITS IN
OTHER LANGUAGES.

ANYONE WHO LIKES THIS IDEA AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE SOME WORDS
AND PHRASES...EMAIL ME!



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