Development History

   For a number of years I wanted to create a personal vocabulary aid of some kind. Then, one day [latter 1990s] I started to compile words from the English dictionary by putting them into a database list. I was unsuccessful remembering each and every word so I began to study and research the words instead; since interesting data was more likely to get retained by memory. Thus went my curiosity into the "English" language along a path called "Mirror History."
   My chosen "path" of exploration led to a focus on single letters and their basic characteristic sounds. I looked at Latin, Greek, Hebrew and a number of different Runic alphabets. What I found were curious similarities between so-called "different" alphabets. I found words that held the same [or similar] sounds and meanings, but that many "different" languages and people had each their own unique spellings and/or pronunciations for. I wondered about historic connections.
   Eventually, amid the myriad shapes used to illustrate language, I found it better to classify words according to sound. I stumbled upon the novel idea of experimenting with alphabetical order and condensed the 26 letters of the English alphabet into an alphabet of 10 basic sound groups. Since then, I've been arranging words according to vibration, like in a scale of music.
 Further Reading, Dictionary ...

   Years after the dictionary began, I started to develop other reference data to supplement my research. I began to explore the Bible and its older Hebrew [be it Aramaic] & Greek spellings. Further Reading, Bible ...

   I also started a world history timeline. Further Reading, Timeline ...

   Data was illustrated and recorded for research purposes and added to the Internet that other people might benefit from, and/or contribute to this expanding venture. As such, the bulk of "Mirror History" holds words and definitions drawn from the historical soup of popular opinion the world over. As a consequence I understand much of the data will appear cosmeticaly glamorous and/or superficially ignorant. When viewed as a whole, however, I like to consider "Mirror History" as a looking-glass into the past. One that allows a viewer to focus on various images and to recognize the connections they share. - E.M.

Further Reading, Development History...


   Hee Yun's Graphics Collection  

1.) Development 2.) Alphabet 3.) Sound History  
4.) Language History   5.) A Sense for Sound   6.) "This vs."That"
7.) Planning Forecast 8.) Objectives 9.) Home

*Note: Links 1-8 represent probably the most "archaic" facets to this site.

Page last updated 09/19/11