“calorans” are so called by humans ’cause they, having no capabilities o’ sight, hearing, scent, or smell, have such strong senses o’ touch, specially temperature, that they can feel a 16th o’ a celsius degree1. it is thru this sense o’ temperature that they store & read information: creating what we would call “glyphs” o’ warmth, whose differing temperatures give out information, not unlike that a letter gives.
howe’er, caloran languages tend to be mo’ context sensitive, which sequences o’ glyphs having different meanings in different contexts, including sometimes introducing or switching context states2, which, in addition to the much larger # o’ glyphs, — greater than 500, a’least 160 in use by the average adult3 — allows for much mo’ information to be packed in smaller sequences.
also, due to the inherent ordinal nature o’ temperature, there is a relative aspect to glyphs to their established contexts4, like changing octaves in music, which would be hard to accurately describe without taking up a whole book on the subject itself.
1 garthrook, g. & guillame, e. the biology o’ calorans. university o’ boskeopolis press. 2180. p. 28.
2 tabitha, a. k. caloran language. university o’ boskeopolis press. 2155. pp. 72 – 76.
3 ibid. p. 16.
4 ibid. pp. 78 – 92.