Equivocalists
The Equivocalist augmented human nation of the TRHN have developed a language based on Solresol, invented on Earth in 1829 by Jean-Francois Sudre. This is a language based on combinations of the Tonic scale "doremifasolasido", which can be sung and spoken, giving them the ability to communicate two different messages at the same time,one spoken, the other sung. The Equivocalists call these two messages the voice and countervoice. The custom of the Equivocalist society, however, is that it is normal for each augmented hu to give both sides of any argument at the same time, both thesis and antithesis. Example:

1st individual:
voice "Sophont rights of the individual are paramount."
countervoice "The responsibilities of any individual to society are most important of all."
2nd individual
voice "I agree with you."
countervoice "twerp"

The result is debates are shorter, giving more time for action. These augmented hu are constantly connected to their habitat net, but use Solresol for decision making. It is impolite to say the same thing with both voices except when an extremely important and life threatening subject is being discussed.
 
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Text by Steve Bowers

Initially published on 12 May 2002.