Earth Language page has been in Facebook
since February 2nd, 2011.
# In 2015, I've made various creations with brush and ink for images with EL symbols, also some photo haiga creations with EL in Facebook EL page. Also symbol examples for seasons, moments of a day and various weathers with photos are there, too. Please enjoy, and share your opinions and creations with us there.
# FB Earth Language Page Archive (Basic parts only) for the convenient sequence (April 10, 2012)
# The EL Font has been renewed! (March 23, 2016)
The newest font is free to download.
The Font EARTH4 and about the EL ASCII
Differences between Earth3 and Earth4 are only about a few basis-shapes/sizes, not big change, however the new one looks more natural and recognizable in a bases overlay.
Have fun with EL base overlay typing.
# A new cafe (1-15)
Series of EL symbols of things around our daily lives, using photos of a new cafe in front of our house
# 2017 New Year's Letter "The axis of the universe"
Also Update about Yoshiko and Earth Language
# Successor of the Earth Language Website appeared!
Mr. Mindey(Lithuanian): a young linguistic expert and his team in Europe are planning to take care of renewing the site in modern ways with high technology that I haven't had, moving the location into firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to seeing what the site looks like, and how the symbols grow. I'll keep my messy old site in the future years too, as the original proposal.
# Earth Language Study Group in FB started by Sakari Kemppinen (Finland) Since Feb. 2016
# Since renewed the font, some definitions of bases overlay has been changed, but the EL dictionary in this site is still in the old way. Please forgive me the mess.
Various Samples of EL Usages
Not only writing messages, you can do variety of things using EL.
Meditation Exercise with EL Body-signs
By a combination of the power of symbols and Qi-Gong theory. this exercise would work for harmonizing your body and mind, becoming a part of nature, moving the whole body.
This is easy to learn, and very effective. You need not study language for this, but probably you would naturally memorize and enjoy some of EL symbols too, through your body and heart.
Introduction, The Ocean, Tree, The Sun, Rain
(started: October 18, 2007)
Wind, Earth, Cloud, Happy and Gratitude
(added: November 15, 2007)
The Moon (January 27, 2008)
EL Symbols for Vision improvement
If you feel your optic nerve strain or dry eyes and would like to improve your vision, this link might help you.
Contents through Yoshiko's experiments and experiences:
Happy labels between eyebrows (May 16, 2009)
For natural blinking (May 23, 2009)
Sunning exercise (May 31, 2009)
Resting eyes in darkness (June 10, 2009)
Training Peripheral Vision (June 22, 2009)
Sense of movement (July 31, 2009)
Poem and Pictograph in EL
Back Issues of EL Poem and Pictograph
Enjoy various feelings from many cultures in the globe. This section introduces a short poem, haiku or story in English, Japanese and EL with an EL pictograph, Since February 1999)
Photo and Story Series
"Story of My Vegetable Garden" (1-39)May-Dec,2010
Report about newly started gardening in a forest. Sometimes photos come with haiku by hoo.
Guess what through those Illustrations :
Play here with children!
EL fundamental characters are like simplified pictures. (uploaded on 06, 01,'99)
Archives of Mini Topics in EL
and English with photos:
Please enjoy the back number issues to see what EL writings are like.
President Obama's Inaugural Address is partially translated into EL (January 26, 2009)
EL translation of the Babel story
from the Holy Bible (Nov.2005)
The History of EL since 1988
The Links Relating to EL
Thanks for the cooperation!
(The people, who have helped EL)
The books from which the author learned or
used for building the EL system are mostly in Japanese.
About the EL Founder and
the editor of this site:
Yoshiko McFarland and the Background of EL
(Living in San Francisco, CA, USA)
Here you'll see some of her commissioned works too.
Peace Butterflies Project
Here are some samples used EL with old memorial fabrics. Using this kind of picture-like EL symbols, wouldn't you like to enjoy your own creation?
Donations are welcome;
You can get a peace butterfly or butterflies by your donation or voluntary cooperation.
About Earth Language (EL)
Earth Language as a method for Global Change
(The point of EL: written on March 2009)
The General Introduction of the EL System
For overview the system.
What is Earth Language?
The principles to develop EL (11,30, 2003)
Here explains why English shouldn't be
the common universal language.
The comparison between the primitive world, the common English world and the world with EL
Old Version of 'What is EL?','The aims and works'
(published on '92, April 27,'01 revised)
About the concept of the new global communication method
What you can do now with EL
EL has many approaches to start. Even if you knew about EL just today, you can use and enjoy EL a little right now. Please choose what you'd like to do from here. (October, 2008)
Footnote about history of various
human communication ways
How does the EL System work?
(Most pages in this section are revised on June 2005)
Many general vocabularies
are created by combining
the meanings of two or
more basic symbols.
Why EL is based on visual symbols
The total of the EL base
The way to increase symbols out of only 70bases
The EL ideograms
It's easy and fun to learn, using your own mother language
The EL definition system with the grammar and the method for organizing information
The sequence of the subject, the object and the verb in a sentence is free; greetings and answering are simple; there are rational ways for abbreviation, classifying and organizing information, also making logos and a private symbol.
The EL phonetics
You can write any human-mouth-made sounds by this way. (Renewed: May 2005)
The EL multi-method system
Using the same memory, you can communicate with others by hand-signs, gestures, eye ball signs and vocally as well.
Examples for EL communications
with signs and characters
(explanation in English and Japanese)
The EL Main Dictionary
Play with Symbols, and come join us to prepare more.
Please have fun learning EL like riddles. Most main words in EL are expressed with a single symbol. Enjoy using some of them in your daily life.
Preface note for naming things and Classification of living things
(since June 29,2007)
Human Body Features
(since March 6th, 2007)
(since June 10th, 2007)
(since June 29, 2007 and it's going to grow more).
Insects (since July 11, 2007)
Plant (plant parts and processes, March, 2013)
Direction, Location, and shapes
The main six directions / in and out /
Four directions and seasons
(January 21, 2009)
Printable text sheets to learn EL
(start: Feb. 1st, last update: March 6th, 2007)
Here you can download the following text sheets:
[Table of Bases and hand signs]
For convenience for signing
[160 Traveler's Conversations] in EL, English, Japanese, German and Esperanto; also partly in Italian and Noxiro.
[Dictionaries about body features and the concepts related to them]
Also you can download the EL introduction leaflet and Undoing the Tower of Babel from here. Have fun sharing EL with your friends.
HAnaPAnaDO (Thank you)
You are welcome for linking this page and using EL.
But please let the author know about what you've done/thought or your plan related to EL, for more improving EL.
Library of Congress TX 3 214 905 ? Yoshiko McFarland (Dec.1991) for the name and the concept of Earth Language when that first publication in a magazine
EL Web Site: Copyright (C)Yoshiko F. McFarland All Rights Reserved
The animation of this page was made by Tomo