Using word organizing visuals for English and other languages

In our everything-goes-better-with-visuals time, does it not make sense to use visuals also in languages?

With visuals I mean

  • orange houses
  • green locomotives and
  • yellow container box cars for
      • traditional [personalized] subjects,
      • personalized verbs and
      • all additional [non-personalized] sentence bits

Languages use words

  • Words, to be understood, need order
  • Different languages use different word orders for ….
  • ...who is doing what, to whom, how, when, where or why... 
  • There are many different ways, how grammar presents these rules. 
  • My PICTO-CODING idea is but one.

My picto-coding idea sees languages as trains... 

  • to run over blackboards,  into portfolios and around the world
  • to short-cut information
  • to hand-model  as origami-like paper fold-ups or 
  • with magnets, socks or any number of suitable recyclables: the funnier - the easier to internalize and recall 
  • to reduce fear 
  • to exchange with neighbours and friends 
  • to have fun,  play around or game-play with....

Picto-coding WELCOME Sampler

Exhibited and produced with recycled magnets on sheet metal for my Canadian home town – Saint John, New Brunswick – for Aboriginal Day and Canada Day 2010.

Picto-Coded Sampler for English, German, French, Spanish, Latin, Japanese and a Blank 


                                        syntactical coding for 
      English, French, German and many other Languages spoken here in Canada
                           based on 3 colours and 3 shapes for the 3 functions 
                                       which words in a sentence may have

Rosi Jory - rosi.jory at gmail.com