The I'ee use two primary languages for communcation amongst themselves: A visual, glyph-based language for written communication, and a much simpler vocal language derived from their natural vocalisations. This article shall focus upon the latter language.
The I'ee aural language is technically not restricted to vocal noises, using a combination of vocalised sounds mixed with stridulation; the rubbing of body-parts together to create sound. As a result, sounds such as squeaks, whoops, hisses, chirping and humming compose their vocabulary.
The most basic component of I'ee language is a simple noise, generally sounding for around a quarter of a second. These short, simple sounds can be considered the I'ee equivalent of letters. That is, they are strung together in sequence to form words with complex meaning.
Unlike letters, however, I'ee noises each have an emotional and vague meaning attached to them: The combination of these noises into 'words' results in a clearer and distinct message.
Littlewasp created this article on 2017/03/25 04:36.