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Re: a bit off-topic: ideographic english

From:lucasso <lucasso@...>
Date:Saturday, November 14, 1998, 14:54
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Od: John Cowan <cowan@...>
Do: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
Data: 12 listopada 1998 23:10
Temat: Re: a bit off-topic: ideographic english

>lucasso wrote: > >> i'm not interested in chinese like symbols with meaning part and sound
part -
> >For those who are, there is a masterful version of this at > >
i've seen that, so i was shure it's not new idea, and i realized that i don't want those two parts.
>> all ideogram should show only meaning... > >Pretty difficult. How do you handle "the", "I", "we", "you", etc. >What about "infinitesimal"? How about "abstraction"? >
i was thinkin'bout king of rebus: I - person+talk+? you - person+listen+(?talk+??)+?? or something like that... and so about abstracts, many of western ideograms are rebus: japanese idgram 'every' [MAI] is 'person+mother' (every person have a mother) what about that?
>> a few examples are here: >> >> (this page may not work good, but should be enough) > >It's fairly straightforward to start, but almost impossible to >finish. Even Chinese writing and Blissymbolics writing have >to abandon the pure ideographic principle fairly quickly. >
maybe you're right (i've never finished anything so you're rather right, but it's kind of experiment, and i'll try as much as i can...)