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The English language, like other modern languages, displays more or less arbitary/random connections between the letters in words and their specific meaning. Similarily the English Alphabet is also a distorted and poor copy of the timeless alphabet which is inherently beautiful and logical.
However I feel that a large database of simple english words based on their phonetics (ie the way they sound) rather than the way they are spelt, cross referenced with their definitions would reveal patterns and clues leading back to a full unified understanding of the connection between the elemental vocal sounds and the elemental concepts.
This is because the Law of Sympathetic Vibration has influenced over time the countless minds which have shaped the language that we have in use today. That is: the intrinsic connections between specific letter combinations and particular meanings are made manifest whenever the complex mass of personal and cultural biases of the contributers are not too strong.
A second reason is that the ancient languages from which our modern languages have "evolved" had a greater understanding of the phonetics/concepts connection. Therefore some of that understanding has been carried forward, all be it largely unseen, into our modern languages.
Thirdly certain conscious masters, enlightened groups and other extraordinary intelligences may have knowingly shaped parts of our language for specific purposes in relation to the universal set of correspondences between phonetics and the elemental matrix of concepts.
In theory then specific connections or at least rough patterns should show up in a large enough well organised database of english words.
If I had the time and technical expertise to set up such a database I would start with simple 1 or 2 phonetic combinations, seperating the consonants along one axis and the vowels along the other. More complex combinations of phonetic consonants and vowels would be organised similarily.
Then we look for sound combinations that share similar meanings according the definitions of conventional dictionaries. For example the consonant combination tr*k has the words track and truck in it which convey similar meanings of transport. Of course the etymology of the words should also be taken into consideration.
When the vowels are changed within particular consonant patterns naturally many of the resulting combinations will not be actual words in english. The ideal database would include all the languages of the Earth but as English has a particularily large vocabulary it should be sufficient to find general patterns.
The Table above is likely to contain errors and it deals with only very simple combinations and in one language the connections cannot be seen very clearly.
Here is an example of a slightly higher complexity table consonant combination: b*t with each of 12 vowel sounds replacing the star symbol:
Bat, Bet, Bit, Boat, But, Beet, Bait, Bite, Bout, Boot, Bought, Baht
(Baht is a unit of currency in Thailand. The "a" is pronounced as in "father".)
There are many other methods to try and uncover the intrinsic meanings of letter sound combinations. For example one could do a statistical analysis of word meanings based on the starting sounds of words, of which a traditional dictionary would be useful. One could do a similar analysis based on the sound endings of words for which a rhyming dictionary would be useful. A thesaurus would be useful when looking from the viewpoint of the basic concept and analysing the associated words.
Is there a relationship between "opposite" consonant patterns ie c*t and t*c? And what about the more inclusive equivalent groups ie 123, 132, 213, 231, 312 and 321.
There are many possible relationships that could be discovered by isolating particular vocal charateristics and cross referencing them with particular conceptual groups. By encompassing all languages we could shed light on the psychological differences and similarities between cultures.