A special-purpose language designed for both clear communication of information related to war, and difficulty of translation. (Read
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|"I have always pondered the uses of "Battle Language" with regards to sport. You could tell your team the plan without the other side being able to understand a thing. Still, could the difficulty involved in creating and then learning a language be at all balanced by its benefits? "|
(Forger 12/5/2005 4:24:35 PM )
|"In one James Bond novel, a pair of criminals used a deliberate modification of an American number-based football signal, in order to indicate to each other how they were about to attack."|
(Julian 4/11/2006 3:49:25 PM )
|"I have also always thought that vampires would be likely to use such a system when they worked in groups."|
(Julian 4/11/2006 3:52:35 PM )
|"The Dorsai also used battle language, as did their children, who would come up with variations every generation in order to baffle their parents."|
(John Pfeifer 8/1/2006 10:59:32 AM )
Yes, the concept is in much use in collegiate and professional sports. I think, basically, plays are numbered and various "code words" stand for specific maneuvers or variations.
"Battle language" is prevalent in online gaming, especially team-based FPS games, in addition to RTS and MMORPGs."|
(Mark Cartwright 10/8/2009 2:48:10 PM )
More info on Battle Language
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