Plan B is a sketch of an engineered language by Jeff Prothero. Despite the title "Design and i Implementation of a Near-optimal Loglan Syntax, it mostly addresses the phonology and self-segregation method of the language.
The language is underlyingly one whose "phonemes" are bit quartets. Each of the 16 bit quartets has two pronunciations assigned to it, one vocalic and one consonantal; a word is pronounced by pronouncing the first quartet consonantally, the second vocalically, etc.
Self-segregation is achieved by encoding the length of each morpheme in its bit structure. The rule is that the length of the morpheme in but quartets is the number of consecutive 1s at the beginning of the morpheme +1. For instance, a morpheme starting with 110 is three bit quartets long.
Projects influenced by Plan B
- Brz by Raymond A. Brown
- X-1 by Jörg Rhiemeier
- Language of Communication (The Trellis) by Jörg Rhiemeier