The Plural Code


What is the plural code?

The Plural code (PLC) is a code designed to help plural systems convey a lot about their system in a short amount of space. It was inspired by the multiple code, another code for a similar purpose. The plural code aims to be more simplified than the multiple code, but the multiple code may go into more detail than the plural code. This is NOT an attempt at replacing the MuC; only an alternative version of a system based code, and my utmost respect goes to the creators of the MuC and its redux.

Update as of 8/28/21: There is now a tumblr post with the code as well!



The Full Code

To write this code, you may either use the emojis listed, or you can write it out fully in text by using the two-letter codes in parentheses. This way, people who may have a hard time looking at emojis can have a text variant, and people who have a hard time reading text can use emojis.

First, we should look at the universal modifiers for the code. This, too, was inspired by the multiple code. No matter where you put these symbols in your code, it will always mean the same thing. Even if you use the emoji version of this code, you can use the regular symbol variant of these if the emojis are hard to see (which they can be on platforms like Discord.)

  • ? or โ“: I don't know / unknown

  • ! or โ—: Varies or changes in some way

  • #(text) or ๐Ÿ’ฌ(text): A way to write in something specific. For instance, if you are specifically genderfluid, you may put ๐Ÿ’ฌ(genderfluid), or #(genderfluid), in the gender section.

  • x or โŒ: Skipped on purpose, or prefer not to say. You may also just leave out emoji sections entirely, but putting this in may make it more clear.

  • + or โž•: More to it than this, but don't want to specify each part. (For instance, if you're pangender spectrum, and you put "๐Ÿค+", this would mean that you're more than just pangender, but that you'd prefer not to write all of it in.

1. Member Count

  • โ˜€๏ธ (EM) || empty system (1):

  • ๐ŸŒ… (TW) || 2+

  • ๐ŸŒ„ (TH) || 10-30+

  • ๐ŸŒ‡ (FI) || 50-70+

  • ๐ŸŒค๏ธ (NI) || 90-100+

  • โ›… (FH) || 200-500+

  • โ˜๏ธ (SV) || 700-1000+

  • ๐ŸŒ† (TT) || 10,000-100,000+

  • ๐ŸŒƒ (MI) || 1,000,000-10,000,000+

  • ๐ŸŒ™ (IN) || infinite

2. Collective (or Most Common) Gender ID

For the masculine and feminine hearts, if you want to specify that you're masculine/feminine-aligned, woman/man-related, or otherwise, you can put both the respective heart alongside the nonbinary heart.

  • โค๏ธ (MU) || multigender

  • ๐Ÿงก (XN) || xenogender

  • ๐Ÿ’› (NR) || neurogender

  • ๐Ÿ’š (QI) || quoigender or obscurian

  • ๐Ÿ’™ (MS) || masculine

  • ๐Ÿ’œ (KN) || kenochoric

  • ๐Ÿ’— (FM) || feminine

  • ๐Ÿค (PN) || pangender

  • ๐Ÿ–ค (AG) || agender/genderless

  • ๐Ÿ’ (CS) || cisgender

  • ๐Ÿ’– (TR) || transgender

  • ๐Ÿ’ž (QR) || queer/genderqueer/nonbinary

3. Physical Body Age

  • ๐Ÿ”ฅ (MX) || minor under 16

  • ๐Ÿ”ฆ (MP) || 16+ minor

  • ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ (AX) || adult under 21

  • ๐Ÿšจ (AP) || 21+ adult

  • ๐Ÿ’ก (AZ) || adult above 30

4. System Origins

  • ๐ŸŒต (TG) || traumagenic

  • ๐ŸŒฒ (EG) || endogenic

  • ๐ŸŒด (QG) || quoigenic, cryptogenic

  • ๐Ÿƒ (NG) || neurogenic

  • ๐ŸŽ (SG) || spiritual (spiri, meta)

  • ๐Ÿ€ (PG) || multi, poly, mixed origins

  • โ˜˜๏ธ (FG) || fleirgenic

  • ๐ŸŒฟ (AG) || agenic

  • ๐Ÿ’ (GG) || gateway (as an origin)

  • ๐ŸŒฑ (WG) || parogenic, willogenic

  • ๐ŸŒพ (PG) || pariogenic

  • ๐ŸŒน (PR) || praesigenic

  • ๐ŸŒฐ (OG) || othergenic

  • ๐ŸŒป (AD) || adaptive

  • ๐ŸŒผ (SP) || spontaneous

  • ๐ŸŒธ (MX) || mixed

  • ๐Ÿ’ฎ (CR) || created

5. System Types / Modifiers

For the "general disordered" emoji, this was added because, while DID, OSDD-1, UDD/DDNOS, MADD, and BPD are the most common disorders I know of that affect or create systems, it likely is not the only one. As such, you can use this emoji if you either have a different disorder that affects your system in some way, or you may use it if you're disordered in an unspecified way, or don't want to specify by choice.

  • ๐Ÿฑ (DD) || DID

  • ๐Ÿญ (ON) || OSDD1

  • ๐Ÿด (OS) || Other OSDD (ex: OSDD2)

  • ๐Ÿฐ (UD) || UDD / DDNOS

  • ๐ŸฆŠ (MD) || MADD

  • ๐Ÿป (BP) || BPD

  • ๐Ÿจ (ME) || median

  • ๐Ÿฆข (SM) || semi-multiple

  • ๐Ÿท (PF) || polyfragmented

  • ๐Ÿ (PP) || polyplural

  • ๐Ÿธ (PM) || polymultiple

  • ๐Ÿฆ (PE) || polyfacet/polymedian

  • ๐Ÿฆ‹ (GW) || gateway (as a modifier)

  • ๐Ÿ™ (DW) || dreamway

  • ๐Ÿฆˆ (EX) || extranthaeic (system of entirely/mostly extranths)

  • ๐Ÿ (GD) || general disordered

  • ๐Ÿ” (HX) || hybrid/chimera system (partly multiple partly median)

6. Collective (or Most Common) Orientation

For the mspec emoji, if you want to specify your label as bi, pan, omni, or ply, use a colored circle emoji. For bi, it's blue, or b (๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ”ต)/(MPb), for pan, it's yellow, or p (๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŸก)/(MPp), for omni, it's purple, or o (๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŸฃ)/(MPo), and for ply, it's green, or l (๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŸข)/(MPl).

  • ๐ŸŽค (GY) || gay (general/umbrella)

  • ๐ŸŽป (TV) || turian/veldian (gay mlm/nlm)

  • ๐ŸŽธ (MP) || mspec (bi, pan, omni, ply, etc.)

  • ๐ŸŽบ (AC) || ace

  • ๐ŸŽท (AR) || aro

  • ๐Ÿ“ฏ (DI) || nln / diamoric

  • ๐Ÿช• (ST) || straight

  • ๐ŸŽน (LS) || lesbian

  • ๐ŸŽง (QU) || queer

  • ๐Ÿฅ (AB) || abro

7. How to refer to your system

  • โญ (CA) || call us alters

  • โœจ (CS) || call us sysmates

  • โšก (CH) || call us headmates

  • ๐ŸŽ‰ (CP) || call us parts

  • ๐ŸŒฉ๏ธ (CF) || call us facets

  • โ˜„๏ธ (CY) || call us system members

  • ๐ŸŒˆ (UP) || use you& and similar

How to write the plural code

It may be written in just about any way, so long as you go in order, from top to bottom (of this page). With emojis, you may simply have a string of emojis with no dividers (example 1) use a side slash (/), a dash (-) (example 3), a comma (,) (example 2), or any other way of separating them. You may also choose to keep the emojis together in the same category, and only separate when going to the next one, or you may separate ones in the same category with a dash and move onto the next with a slash. (example 4). With text, it is recommended to space out the text with commas, slashes, or something else (example 5 and 6.)

If you want to specify the fact that you're using the plural code, you may put "(PLC)", "PLC:", "(๐Ÿ‘ฅ)", or "๐Ÿ‘ฅ:" before or after your code.

If you want to make a plural code for a subsystem, or other kind of smaller part of a system, you may add an emoji or symbol that represents it within the plural code beginning. Examples may be (๐Ÿ”ฅPLC), ๐Ÿ”ฅ(PLC)๐Ÿ”ฅ, (๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘ฅ), or ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘ฅ:. Alternatively, you may put in their name before the code, as well, such as (Subsystem PLC), (Subsystem)๐Ÿ‘ฅ:, (Subsystem๐Ÿ‘ฅ), or however else you'd like to write it. So long as you designate it with some kind of text or emoji before the code, it works.

Examples:

  • 1. PLC:๐ŸŒ„โค๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿฑ๐ŸฆŠ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ”ต โšกโ˜„๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ

  • 2. (PLC) ๐ŸŒ„, โค๏ธ, ๐Ÿ”ฅ, ๐ŸŒต, ๐Ÿฑ๐ŸฆŠ, ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽบ, โญโ˜„๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ

  • 3. (๐Ÿ‘ฅ) ๐ŸŒ„-โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฌ(genderfluid)-๐Ÿ”ฅ-๐ŸŒต-๐Ÿฑ-๐ŸฆŠ-๐ŸŽค-๐ŸŽบ-โญ-โ˜„๏ธ-๐ŸŒˆ

  • 4. ๐Ÿ‘ฅ: ๐ŸŒ„/โค๏ธ/๐Ÿ”ฅ/๐ŸŒต/๐Ÿฑ-๐ŸฆŠ/๐ŸŽค-๐ŸŽบ/โญ-โ˜„๏ธ-๐ŸŒˆ

  • 5. PLC: TW, MU/XN/MS, MX, FG/AG/TG/EG, DD/GD, #(Neptunic), CA/CS

  • 6. (PLC) IN | KN-FM | AX | TG-EG-PG | MX-EX | #(Orbsian) | CA-CS


Continuous improvement? Suggestions?

I do plan to possibly update this some more in the future, though I doubt I'll completely rehaul it. This code is supposed to be kept relatively simple, but I am open to suggestion and further improvement. You can send me an ask @extranth if you have anything to add.