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The Linguistic Analysis Primer (LAP)

Have a look at the following image:

Linguistic Analysis Primer

It's the page of Isaac's documents that depicts the LAP in its entirety (scaled down a little).

B2ut now look at the image below which is the section from above (red highlighted rectangle)
and you can start to see the level of detail I'm talking about and that has captured the imaginations
of many a forum member and UFO hobbyist:
Linguistic Analysis Primer

 

However...

As creative as it is it really is in my opinion essentially a bastardized sci-fi/katakana font, or a derivative as while a consistent and definitive match can't be found it certainly appears that it is at least directly inspired by these two styles.

Grey~Isaac / White~Aurebesh / Red~Katakana

Of course there are many other 'close' matches but these are the two most often cited, as for the arrangement it's nothing that is beyond the skill-sets of those who are familiar with and competent using image manipulation/processing software as they (LAP) are basically just simple geometric forms, but it's the actual layout and presentation of them that immediately catches your eye and subsequently your attention. But regarding the 'Language' (symbols) themselves, again the somewhat original presentation detracts from their simplicity because as mentioned above they essentially appear to be based on a sci-fi and/or katakana font & style.

Have a look at the following image which was posted by (UFOCasebook) forum member *Radi*:


(Please note that this isn't necessarily how it 'was' done but merely how it 'could' be done).

While the above fonts may not necessarily be the one the hoaxers started with I believe the LAP font was very likely created in a similar basic fashion.

The LAP Barcode

There are several lines of what can best be described as a bar-code running around the outer circumference of most of the symbols, decreasing as it spirals towards the symbol. Even these are not as first appears as it's the exact same code that appears in the different sections and is just resized as you can see in the following image with the red & yellow highlights representing the different sections of the bar-code on the symbols highlighted in the above image.

And while the bar-code appears much smaller on some of the other symbols, again this is just a resized version of the same string of code. Finally I must admit that to my wholly untrained eye then the kerning, leading, justification, pitch, spacing etc. coupled with the type-setting certainly appears more human by design than anything else, but as I say that's just my untrained opinion....

I'm not the only one who noticed this repetition as here's a couple of
comments & images from UFOCasebook Forum member *Albatross* (Jan 2009).

This is a comparison of the barcodes on these two elements of the primer:

They're exactly the same. Which leads me to believe they were simply copied and pasted, rotated and resized.

This was the first thing I noticed - the inner ring of type, shown here in pink, is the same as the outer ring, shown in blue.

This is suspicious to me because it seems inconsistent with Isaac's assertion that these characters describe functions.

Why would this part of the device need to be told what to do twice?

Couldn't it just say "Repeat steps one through 5"?

Or have a single symbol which represents "repeat".

Just seems inefficient to me, for an alien technology that otherwise appears so efficient.

More repetition:

Some phrases with double characters. Again, this seems terribly inefficient to me for an "advanced alien language". Why not a single character to represent the two together? Like the Cyrillic "Y", which we in English write as "oo". Or something similar to the little "2" mathematicians and chemists use to denote repetition?

I'm not a linguist, but this strikes me as very "English".

Source: UFOCasebook Forum Member *Albatross*

The repetition may seem insignificant but to directly quote Isaac:

"However, their "language" is entirely context-sensitive, which means that a given symbol could mean as little as a 1-bit flag in one context, or, quite literally, contain the entire human genome or a galaxy star map in another. The ability for a single, small symbol to contain, not just represent, tremendous amounts of data is another counter-intuitive aspect of this concept."

So bearing that in mind then this repetition of both the bar-code and the symbols is nonsensical as whatever the collective meaning is it should be able to be represented by a solitary symbol, especially if one can contain a 'galaxy star map'.

Firstly noticed the red circled area on the LAP (left image).

I've used the symbol from the first image posted above (by *Albatross*) which shows the two symbols side by side and the duplication of the barcode sequence (left image). I've pasted/resized the red circled area and pasted it on the top of it. I've left the red outline around it so it can be easily discerned, now look at the yellow and blue circled areas.

As you can see the pattern is repeated throughout, I only bothered highlighting a couple in yellow but the others are there just the same as the ones in blue that I've highlighted.

Advanced alien technology or a lazy hoaxer?

Apart from that fact there are very few of these symbols that are unique in that they couldn't have been made up of a few simple strokes.

The following image is representative of the
vast majority of the strokes in the LAP schematic:

Of course there are a few exceptions such as the following:

But these are so few that they reinforce this point rather than counter it.

For example, the following four strokes:

Make up all of the following symbols:

This is just a brief selection of the symbols which they can create, have a proper look yourself and you'll quickly see what I mean. One of the strokes (the dash) would need resizing to accomplish the above example but I'm sure you appreciate it's not quite as involved as you would first think.

And following is another example of this, posted by UFOCasebook
forum member *Jeddyhi* who wrote the following:

"Actually there are 5 distinct shapes that are rearranged to form the font. I numbered the shapes and show where they repeat in the following image:

There are 5 distinct shapes of different sizes that comprise the alien font. These shapes are sometimes combined to make a new shape of a different length. For example, shape 3 and 4 are combined to make a longer rectangle.

The scythe and rectangle are the basic shapes, but the rectangle comes in different sizes that are formed by combining two existing rectangles to create a third. I found shape 5 to be interesting. It took me a minute to find its origin in the font, but it is there, coming from the crossed scythes.

Webopedia / Font

Computers and devices use two methods to represent fonts. In a bit-mapped font, every character is represented by an arrangement of dots. To print a bit-mapped character, a printer simply locates the character's bit-mapped representation stored in memory and prints the corresponding dots. Each different font, even when the typeface is the same, requires a different set of bit maps.

The other method utilizes a vector graphics system to define fonts. In vector graphics systems, the shape or outline of each character is defined geometrically. The typeface can be displayed in any size, so a single font description really represents innumerable fonts. For this reason, vector fonts are called scalable fonts -- they can be any size (scale). Other terms for vector fonts are object-oriented fonts or outline fonts. The most widely used scalable-font systems are PostScript and TrueType.

Aside from the scalability of vector fonts, their other main advantage over bit-mapped fonts is that they make the most of high-resolution devices. Bit-mapped fonts look almost the same whether printed on a 300-dpi printer or a 1,200-dpi printer. Vector fonts look better, the higher the resolution.

Despite the advantages of vector fonts, bit-mapped fonts are still widely used. One reason for this is that small vector fonts do not look very good on low-resolution devices, such as display monitors (which are low-resolution when compared with laser printers). Many computer systems, therefore, use bit-mapped fonts for screen displays. These are sometimes called screen fonts. In addition, some professionals prefer to use bit-mapped fonts on high-resolution printers because characters can be individually tailored to the printing device.

An additional drawback of vector fonts is that every character must be generated as it is needed. This is a computation-intensive process that requires a powerful microprocessor to make it acceptably fast.

Source: Webopedia