What would it be like to speak a language that captured and expressed the patterns we find at work in our world? How might the ability to precisely and coherently express logic, semantics and information's structure as patterns shape our views about what it is to communicate, understand, know and believe?
All patterns in the language of ADEPT LION are defined as some collection of seven possible inputs called "channels". These channels are named Thing, Use, Variety, Word, Subject, Object and Source.
The inputs for the channels are limited to a particular set of patterns. The names of these particular sets form the acronym of ADEPT, which stands for Ascriptive & Descriptive Entities for Process & Translation.
The channels are framed into three "considerations", each of which corresponds to a common meaning and purpose: logical for the first, semantic for the second and structural for the third.
There are three foundational concepts by which the components of meaning are constructed. They are Determinism, Perspective and Iteration. In ADEPT LION these are given names that follow a water metaphor for the flow of information. These are Depth, Pool and Nature. All constructs result from permutating through all permitted combinations of channels within each of the three considerations.
These three foundational concepts combine to form five derivative constructs. These are also given names in ADEPT LION of Current, Surface, Wave, Rivulet and Trickle. Of these, the Rivulet is the most important to remember because it encapsulates the functionally-complete description of all patterns.
Because not all patterns have determinism, once a type of pattern has been defined, it will often have subtypes which incorporate non-deterministic inputs that do not alter the function of the pattern but do convey additional specificity. These subtypes are the Trickles.