In order to begin to allow the human language centers of the brain to digest the alphabet and language of our DNA, rather than reinventing the wheel, we may as well use the single letters chosen by previous generations to refer to the Amino Acids, coupled with a sort of modified Enochian system of pronunciation.
Consonants can be made to flow together with the vowel sounds "eh" and "ah", basically however it feels right at the time.
If two or three letters cannot go together in such a way that each letter is very clearly spoken and heard, they should each be given their own syllable. That will help reduce any slurring, or blending together of the letters, since, for the DNA, typos are not an option, unless they are mutating a word into another word for purpose of either evolution or the gradual disintegration of the organism through the unraveling of the symphony that is the DNA’s word-dance in that particular organism, though of course we know the larger DNA-dance continues, at least for a while longer, perhaps even billions of years - perhaps even longer, the Great Dance of the DNA, and its sophisticated language and all the many and various life-forms it chooses to write into existence.
So, to get the ball rolling on the development of the spoken human language based on the language of the DNA, here are the letters, for purpose of pronunciation:
To distinguish C from K, C should be pronounced as the speaking of the letter C (like "see"), and K as the speaking of the letter K (like "kay"). S would be pronounced as the speaking of the letter S (like "ess").
Since there is no U or O, W can be "oo" as in "school".
Since there is no J, G can be pronounced as a G or as a J sound.
Since the vowel sounds "ah" and "eh" sounds will be used for pronunciation of the various letters throughout, A should be pronounced as the speaking of the letter "A" ("aee"), and E should be pronounced as the speaking of the letter "E" (like "ee" as in "street").
Since there is both an I and a Y, I should be spoken as the speaking of the letter "I" and Y should be spoken as the speaking of the letter "Y".
Q should be pronounced as the speaking of the letter "Q".
H should be pronounced as the speaking of the letter "H" whenever it cannot be clearly heard as a soundless breath.
The rest of the letters should be pretty self-explanatory.
(note: if you're having trouble remembering which symbol goes with which amino acid, just go to The DNA Alphabet and make flashcards and drill them until you can read it.
Posted by Edward Reib at November 04, 20110 Comments
Thursday, November 3, 2011
DNA word for the day: Tryptophan Decarboxylase
The word is written from top to bottom to the left side of this post. if you're having trouble reading it, but you'd like to be able to read it, go to The DNA Alphabet and make flashcards and drill them until you can read it.
Tryptophan Decarboxylase (AKA "Aromatic L-Amino Acid Decarboxylase" AKA "Dopa Decarboxylase" AKA "5-Hydroxytryptophan Decarboxylase" AKA "AAAD") is a 480 Letter DNA-word. In other words, it is a Protein molecule made up of 480 Amino Acids. This particular Protein is a Lyase Enzyme. A Lyase Enzyme is an enzyme that catalyzes the breaking of various chemical bonds by means other than hydrolysis and oxidation, often forming a new double bond or a new ring structure.
Tryptophan Decarboxylase catalyzes several different decarboxylation reactions. In other words, it seperates the carbon dioxide from certain molecules, turning them into other molecules, plus carbon dioxide, which is then carried by the blood to the lungs to be released into the air.
It turns L-DOPA to the neurotransmitter Dopamine, it turns 5-HTP to the neurotransmitter Serotonin, and it turns Tryptophan to Tryptamine, which is a precursor to many alkaloids found in plants and animals, such as Bufotenin, Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), Melatonin, Psilocybin, and Serotonin.
Tryptophan Decarboxylase uses pyridoxal phosphate, the active form of vitamin B6, as a cofactor. The gene encoding Tryptophan Decarboxylase is referred to as DDC and located on chromosome 7 in humans.
To give you some idea of the simplicity of the DNA language, this DNA-word is formed using only a quarter as many letters as there are in this post describing the DNA-word, keeping in mind that there are six fewer letters in its alphabet.
(once you've recited it, watch this video all the way through and you'll experience it)
Posted by Edward Reib at November 03, 20110 Comments
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