This site describes Ododu, a constructed language that is designed to continually evolve towards the goal of a universal language.
The language embodies a Principle of General Relativity that contends that the structure of a universal language should covariantly model the structure of the universe itself, and our own conscious nature as fundamental elements in and of this universe. Thus the Ododu language comprises its own cosmology. It will subsume art, numbers, and mathematics, provide guidance for the construction of science and technology, and lead us to a peaceful cooperative global society.
This website is undergoing significant revisions. As changes are introduced a What’s New blog at the end of the Home Page will be continually updated on changes occurring after May 31, 2022.
A series of tabs and pages that describe Ododu are listed below, along with a brief description of each section.
Foundations Tab: Introduction: Describes how and why the Ododu project began, what it comprises, what it hopes to accomplish, and how it relates to similar efforts that have occurred throughout history.
Overview: Presents the minimal structure of Ododu and provides a brief rational for its construction. It also indicates how anyone can initially assign meaning to this structure and how it can then evolve through continued use.
Technical Summary: The foundational presumptions and methodology that govern the structure and process of Ododu.
The Ododu Language: Presents a preliminary assignment of meaning to the elements of Ododu and a framework for this assignment.
Derivations and Procedures Tab: Derivation of Archetypal Meaning: Presents a detailed discussion of how the assigned meanings are derived from the nature of the symbolic forms utilized and the nature of the universe that the symbolic forms represent.
Mathematics and Science Tab: Derivation of Numbers: Shows how numbers are an integral part of Ododu and how the structure of Ododu yields the number systems for integers, rationals, reals and complex numbers. Also includes a derivational origin for spinors and quaternions.
Derivation of Mathematics: Traces a possible development of mathematics starting with the four Relational Orders, a reinterpretation of the Laws of Form, and then the development of group and set theory. This can lead to the formulation of all mathematics commonly used today.
Science and Technology: Discusses how the cosmology and mathematics of Ododu, as now expressed in The Relational Symmetry Paradigm, could unify the current philosophically incompatible theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics. Also presents a multitrophic ecosystems technology that can transform modern agriculture into an environmentally sustainable technology that can feed the present and future world and repair the global ecology.
Dictionary Tab: Grammar Dictionary: Illustrates the grammar as applied to three letter words (one letter cores).
Core Concept Dictionary: Begins the illustration of multi letter core word concepts expressed as nouns.