Ten Language Sound Dictionary
A Rietveld Academy assignment about ‘The Double Meaning of
Words’ led to a personal process of comparing sounds from
all over the World.
Pointing out differences between countries, their cultures, mentalities
and languages led to using one of the most universal of languages
- the language of sounds and noises. Sounding the same to most,
noises tend to be written and pronounced differently all around
the World. This principle served as base for forming an ‘international
dictionary’. 10 writers, translators and teachers put their
expert knowledge together and translated 50 sounds into their own
languages, creating a collection of personal phonemics.
book, a red, pocketsize, canvas coated hard cover, illustrated
child-like drawings by Agata Zwierzyñska, was published
by Dutch distributor Idea Books in 1995, in Amsterdam.