Unraveling the Enigma: Deciphering Bigfoot Language

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Researchers inside the North America Bigfoot Search (NABS) are part of an exclusive email exchange among the world’s top Bigfoot experts.

In their quest to understand the mysterious language of Bigfoot, they turned to linguistics expert R. Scott Nelson. His expertise in deciphering complex codes has paved the way for groundbreaking research in Sasquatch language.

This blog post delves into the significance of Nelson’s work and the development of the Sasquatch Phonetic Alphabet (SPA), a standardized transcription system for documenting and analyzing Bigfoot language.

The Oregon Bigfoot Symposium:

During the Oregon Bigfoot Symposium held on 6/19/10, R. Scott Nelson presented his findings on bigfoot/sasquatch language. Nelson’s study heavily relied on the Sierra Sound Recordings, and his background in decoding cryptic communication in Naval exercises made him an ideal expert for this research.

His contribution marks a significant leap forward in the field of Bigfoot research, offering new possibilities for understanding and communicating with these elusive creatures.

The Need for a Standardized Approach:

Recognizing the limitations of using Standard English to transcribe Sasquatch “words,” Nelson proposed the establishment of the Sasquatch Phonetic Alphabet (SPA). This alphabet, based on the transcription of the Berry/Morehead tapes, aims to provide a phonetic standard that facilitates the comparison and analysis of future suspected Sasquatch language.

The Berry Tapes, transcribed by R. Scott Nelson, provide valuable insights into the vocalizations and potential language of Sasquatch. These tapes document various sounds such as howls, growls, screams, whistles, wood-knocking, and tooth-popping, which may hold linguistic meaning. The transcription of the Berry Tapes serves as a significant resource for further analysis and understanding of Sasquatch communication.

Phonetic SymbolPhonetic Description
ÄPronounced like “a” in “father”
APronounced like “a” in “can”
BPronounced like “b” in “bib”
DPronounced like “d” in “did”
ËPronounced like “a” in “make”
EPronounced like “e” in “set”
FPronounced like “f” in “fife”
GPronounced like “g” in “gag”
HPronounced like “h” in “ham”
ÏPronounced like “i” in “machine” or “ee” in “meet”
IPronounced like “i” in “sit”
JPronounced like “y” in “yes” or “i” in “union”
KPronounced like “k” in “kite” or “c” in “cut”
LPronounced like “l” in “lull”
MPronounced like “m” in “mom”
NPronounced like “n” in “nine”
ÖPronounced like “o” in “lone”
OPronounced like “o” in “log”
PPronounced like “p” in “pipe”
RPronounced like “r” in “roar”
RrRolled “r” sound, like in Spanish or Scottish Brogue
SPronounced like “s” in “sister”
TPronounced like “t” in “tight”
ÜPronounced like “u” in “plume” or “oo” in “boot”
UPronounced like “u” in “run” or “o” in “union”
VPronounced like “v” in “verve”
WPronounced like “w” in “way”
YPronounced like “oo” in “book”
ZPronounced like “z” in “zebra” or “s” in “is”
Glottal stop
cTongue click
>Phoneme drawn out
ÄÏPronounced like “i” in “like” or “y” in “my”
Pronounced like “you” or “u” in “fume”
KHPronounced like “ch” in Scottish “loch” or “x” in “Quixote”
SJPronounced like “sh” in “shirt”
TSJPronounced like “ch” in “church”
ZJPronounced like “z” in “azure” or “s” in “treasure”
DZJPronounced like “j” in “jail” or “g” in “age”
NGPronounced like “ng” in “sing”
ΔPronounced like “th” in “then”
Addendum: | Θ | Pronounced like “th” in “thin” |

The provided chart lists the phonetic symbols and their corresponding descriptions for the Berry Tape I transcription of Sasquatch language. It includes single phonetic symbols, compound phonemes, and abbreviations with their respective explanations.

By using this standardized approach, researchers can accurately document and study the intricacies of Sasquatch language, transcending regional dialects and linguistic barriers.

Global Relevance of the SPA

Nelson emphasizes that the use of the Sasquatch Phonetic Alphabet should extend beyond North America.

Given the non-phonetic characteristics shared by many languages worldwide, adopting the SPA can enhance the documentation of suspected Sasquatch language on a global scale.

This military-style Standard Operating Procedure underscores the importance of standardized evidence collection and lays the groundwork for future collaborations among researchers worldwide.

Evolution of the sasquatch alphabet

As more verified recordings of Sasquatch language emerge and researchers document new vocalizations and extra-human articulations, the Sasquatch Phonetic Alphabet is expected to evolve.

The well-known howls, growls, screams, and even manipulations of the environment may eventually reveal linguistic meaning within Sasquatch language.

This ongoing research highlights the dynamic nature of the field and the necessity for continued cooperation and consensus among language researchers.

Language in Sasquatch Communication


Language serves as a vital tool for human communication, facilitating the exchange of ideas, thoughts, and emotions. However, intriguingly, language is not exclusive to humans, as evidenced by the phenomenon of Sasquatch communication.

In this article, we delve into the role of ritual in Sasquatch communication, discuss the properties that Sasquatch vocalizations exhibit, and explore the elements of language present in their utterances.

Ritualistic Communication:

One intriguing aspect of Sasquatch communication is the presence of ritualistic behaviors. These include signal drumming through wood knocking or rock bashing, which convey messages through rhythmic patterns of short duration.

While these signals are not akin to a coded alphabet like Morse Code, they serve as ritualistic forms of communication, even though the precise meanings remain unknown.

Vocal Rituals of sasquatch

Beyond nonverbal signals, Sasquatch engage in various vocalizations, such as ‘whistles’ and ‘whoops.’ These vocal expressions possess a ritualistic nature and may serve purposes such as mating calls or asserting dominance within their clan.

Vocalization Types

Vocalization Description
Whistles High-pitched vocal expressions
Whoops Loud, long vocalizations

Vocalization Frequency

Notably, the Morehead tape reveals a significant word or morpheme stream labeled as “VÖ WÄ KÖ,” “VÖ WÄ,” and “WÄ KÖ.”

The repetition of this word, its melodic quality when vocalized by the presumed female creature, and the ritualistic response from the presumed male allude to both semantic meaning and ritualistic importance.

Properties of Language in Sasquatch Communication:

For Sasquatch communication to be considered language-like, certain properties of human language must be present. These include lexical and semantic aspects, learnability, conventional usage, automatization, arbitrariness, creativity, and openness to change.

Although comprehensive descriptions of language systems such as phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and grammar are challenging due to limited data, Sasquatch vocalizations demonstrate these properties, suggesting language-like characteristics.

Elements of Language in Sasquatch Communication:

While the precise meanings of non-cognate words remain elusive, Sasquatch vocalizations exhibit several elements of human language:

  • Phonemes, the smallest distinct sound units, are present and remarkably similar to those produced by humans, indicating a shared articulatory apparatus.
  • Morphemes, the minimal units of meaning, predominantly consist of human-like morphemes, excluding ululations, whoops, and whistles.
Language Element Human Example Sasquatch Example
Phonemes /b/, /d/, /k/ Similar consonant phonemes
Morphemes “walk”, “jump”, “play” Human-like morphemes
Ululations, Whoops, Whistles Non-linguistic vocalizations Present but not linguistic
Words Sentences with semantic meaning Presence of words
Utterances Individual spoken expressions Presence of utterances
Discourse Extended conversation or speech Presence of discourse
Conversational Turns Exchange of speaking turns Structured communication

Moreover, Sasquatch vocalizations encompass words, utterances, discourse, and conversational turns, indicating structured communication among Sasquatch individuals.

Articulated Phonetic Structures:

The articulation of Sasquatch vocalizations aligns closely with human phonetic structures.

Transcribed phonetic categories include:

Phonetic CategoryDescription
BilabialsSounds produced by pressing both lips together, such as “B”
Labio-dentalsSounds produced by the top teeth meeting the bottom lip, like “F”
Alveolars and DentalsSounds produced with the tongue-tip touching the teeth, like “T”
InterdentalsSounds produced with the tongue sticking out between the teeth
Palato-alveolarsSounds produced with the flat part of the tongue behind the teeth
PalatalsSounds produced with the flat part of the tongue against the palate
VelarsSounds produced with the back of the tongue against the soft palate
UvularsSounds produced with the back of the tongue towards the uvula
PharyngealsSounds produced by bringing the walls of the throat closer together
Glottals or Glottal StopsBreaks between vowel sounds made by the diaphragm contraction
Orally or Nasally Stopped ArticulationsSounds that completely block off air through the mouth
AffricatesSounds produced when two sounds occur consecutively and fricate
FricativesSounds produced with partial blocking of the air, such as “F” or “S”
ApproximatesSounds produced by shaping the mouth cavity with tongue or lips
Voiced ArticulationsSounds produced with vocal chord vibration, like “B” or “D”
Voiceless ArticulationsSounds produced without vocal chord vibration, like “P” or “K”
Aspirated ArticulationsVoiceless sounds with a strong puff of air, like “P” or “K”

The articulation of Sasquatch vocalizations closely aligns with these human phonetic structures. Additionally, the vocalizations exhibit various vowel categories, providing further insights into their vocalization patterns.

Additionally, various vowel categories provide further insight into their vocalization patterns.

Advancing the Study of Bigfoot Language with the Sasquatch Phonetic Alphabet

The study of Sasquatch communication offers intriguing insights into the presence of language-like properties and elements in their vocalizations. Although the precise meanings and structures of their language remain enigmatic, the evidence suggests that Sasquatch possess a complex and ritualistic form of communication.

As further research is conducted and more voice recordings are collected, our understanding of Sasquatch language will undoubtedly improve, shedding light on this mysterious aspect of their behavior.

Furthermore, R. Scott Nelson’s dedication to Sasquatch language research and the development of the Sasquatch Phonetic Alphabet (SPA) have revolutionized the way we approach and analyze Bigfoot communication. Nelson’s work, by standardizing the documentation of evidence and providing a comprehensive transcription system, has opened up new avenues for understanding the language of Sasquatch.

As researchers worldwide adopt the SPA, the study of Bigfoot language takes a significant step forward, bringing us closer to unraveling the enigma that is Bigfoot.

— Note: This blog post is based on analysis of the original work here: https://www.nabigfootsearch.com/Bigfootlanguage.html

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