You might say that it’s been an ‘interesting’ week for me. I found out earlier this week that The Language Matrix has been trademarked.
After at least 25 years of using The Language Matrix this leopard (moi) has to change his spots! i.e. Find another name for the WordPlay process I use to find hidden wisdoms in words.
There were many versions I toyed with , until I came up with
Yesterday, I’m driving along South Road (Adelaide) in the morning, with the outside temperature a pleasant 24.6o. After stopping for petrol I continued along South Road when what pops into my head is Sherlocking, followed by
Sherlocking –there’s no right or wrong way!
I started to let go of the Language Matrix and was getting used to
the idea of Sherlocking.
I have always been fascinated by Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional private detective, Sherlock Holmes, who according to the Guinness World Records lists him as the “most portrayed movie character” in history.
Wikipedia states that Sherlock is “known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases.”
It goes on to say that according to Sherlock:
Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science and should be treated in the same cold and unemotional manner. You have attempted to tinge it [“A Study in Scarlet”] with romanticism, which produces much the same effect as if you worked a love-story …
Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them. The only point in the case which deserved mention was the curious analytical reasoning from effects to causes, by which I succeeded in unraveling it.
— Sherlock Holmes on John Watson’s “pamphlet”, The Sign of the Four
The point from The Language Matrix perspective that I would like to make is that Sherlock’s reasoning followed a natural sequence ‘from effects to causes.’
The Language Matrix also follows a natural sequence as indicated by an arrow (→). In other words, If A is true, then B follows or A → B where A is the original word that is under investigation and B is a new word.
Strategically Looking Ahead
During the 5 years I attended high school, I was the school’s number 1, chess player for each year level.
In order to play the strategic game of chess, it is necessary to think a number of moves down the track. What might look like a good move in chess can, in a few moves, be disastrous and give your opponent a decided advantage.
The goal of chess is to checkmate the King.
The goal of The Language Matrix is to keep morphing, until you create a new word or phrase in alignment with your intent, and if needed, continue morphing, until you recognise any created word forms as an answer to your question or solution to your problem.
Back to Sherlocking
When we use The Language Matrix we are using our powers of observation of the letters and their possible combinations, and reason or intuit a specific morph or group of possible changes that again, lead you to an answer to your question or solution to your problem.
It is a logical progression and every letter must be accounted for along the way. There must always a reason why a letter might disappear and be replaced by another.
Just as I am writing this sentence, I wanted to be sure, that if I choose to call The Language Matrix or Sherlocking, a ‘logical progression,’ my WordPlay process is in fact, ‘deduction.’
I opened up my $20 World Book Dictionary and you wouldn’t believe it, but here is what was written as the fourth alternative definition of ‘deduction’:
deduction: a thing deduced; conclusion: Sherlock Holmes made brilliant deductions!
Just love synchronicities!
Sherlocking hit all the right buttons for me.
Overnight, I received this reply from Keri:
How about: “Ultimate Focused Solutions” or “Ultimate Solutions Matrix”?
But in your post, you used the words: magic, divine, and magically. “The Divine Language Matrix” is already taken, so maybe something like “Divine Word Solution Matrix” or just “Divine Solution Matrix”?
Maybe you need to go deeper into unused mythical words so no one can swoop you again. (Thaumaturgy: the working of wonders or miracles; magic. ) “Thaumaturgy Language Matrix,” or “Thaumaturgy Solution Matrix.”
This morning (it’s almost midnight) I had a 5:30am Tapas for Life webinar, where my short course will be on offer, and in the Q&A time I related this story and received these suggestions.
- Unlocking the Mystery of Language
- Sherlocking the Hidden Language
- The Mystery – the Hidden Messages
- Hidden Messages in Words
- Language Sherlocking
If you think of a possible name as an alternative to The Language Matrix then let me know. I will be most grateful.
You see, those suggestions gave me food for thought. After the webinar when I was out and about in my car, the name that came to me was “Gotta Know.” It’s a contender.
Next time, you will see the new title to my Word Magic process that you have known as The Language Matrix.
Looking forward to seeing what shapes up.
Unite in Unity