Semantography - English Dictionary: Symbol Elements Section


The following table shows the first part of the first "preliminary" dictionary section.

The first "preliminary" dictionary section deals with the symbol elements.


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Abbreviations:

  1. BPB: Blissymbols Picture Book
  2. FB: Book to the Film 'Mr. Symbol Man'
  3. SB: Semantography Blissymbolics

Important Note

I have to find a way to categorize the parts of speech, like articles and prepositions. Charles does not address this issue in my notes. Originally I placed them all under the thing category, but that did not seem correct. At the moment I am putting them under a category entitled parts of speech.



Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
dot
dot upper no meaning
dot middle no meaning
dot middle periods Punctuation: sentence full stop or period. BPB 558
dot double horizontal high no meaning
again again Charles originally used two long vertical lines (SB 426).
dot double horizontal low no meaning
neutron neutron neutrons SB 503
dot double vertical high no meaning
dot double vertical middle no meaning
colon colons Punctuation: colon Is not used to divide minutes from seconds. SB 105
dust dust, powder dusty FB 57
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
comma
comma upper no meaning
comma middle no meaning
comma lower Punctuation:
  1. Partition of a sentence.
  2. Important partition in separating symbols from each other.
SB 445
quotation marks Punctuation: quotation marks SB 445
ditto ditto; repeat previous SB 734
double comma low no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
short vertical line
short vertical line upper no meaning
short vertical line middle no meaning
short vertical line low it they, them SB 406
near near BPB 530
far far BPB 530
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
long vertical line
long vertical line stick, staff, line, wire, string, hair elongate, to, straighten, to straight, linear lines SB 278
repeat thing repeated, copy, repetition repeat, to, copy, to repeatedly copies SB 283
limits limits, frontiers limit, to limited limits, as in plural SB 283
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
60 line short left to right
60 line short left to right no meaning
60 line short left to right no meaning
60 line short left to right no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
60 line long left to right
60 line long left to right no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
45 line short left to right
45 line short left to right no meaning
45 line short left to right Article: the SB 447
45 line short left to right no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
45 line long left to right
45 long short left to right destroy, to; cross out, to; eliminate, to; obliterate, to BPB 286
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
short horizontal
short horizontal high no meaning
minus minus, without SB 105
short horizontal low no meaning
high high SB 246
low low SB 246
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
long horizontal
sky sky, heaven, atmosphere SB 232
subtraction loss subtraction SB 105
ground ground, earth, basis SB 232
world world SB 306
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
45 line short right to left
45 line short right to left high no meaning
a Article: a, an
45 line short right to left low no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
45 line long right to left
pen pen, pencil, writing implement write, to SB 324
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
60 line short right to left
60 line short right to left high no meaning
60 line short right to left middle no meaning
60 line short right to left low no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
60 line long right to left
60 line long right to left high no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
curved line small
curved line small high no meaning
curved line small middle no meaning
curved line small low no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
curved line small
curved line small high no meaning
curved line small middle no meaning
curved line small low no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
curved line small
curved line small high no meaning
curved line small middle no meaning
curved line small low then (in past), ago then (in past) SB 318
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
curved line large
curved line long past SB 107
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
curved line small
curved line small high no meaning
curved line small middle no meaning
curved line small low then (in future) SB 318
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
curved line large
curved line long future SB 107
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
quarter circle ne
quarter circle ne high wing (of a bird) SB 137
quarter circle ne low no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
quarter circle nw
quarter circle nw high no meaning
quarter circle nw low grass (leaf of) SB 455
grain grain SB 455
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
quarter circle sw
quarter circle sw high no meaning
quarter circle sw low no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
quarter circle se
quarter circle se high no meaning
quarter circle se low no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
half circle
half circle brain, mind think, to thoughtful, mindful thoughts, ideas SB 307
half circle low no meaning
conscience conscience, super ego SB 307
conscience soul, mind comprising conscience, reason, emotion spirit, thoughts, ideas SB 709
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
half circle
half circle high no meaning
bowl vessel, bowl, container hold, to; keep, to; retain, to vessels, bowls, containers SB 364
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
half circle vertical
half circle vertical no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
half circle vertical
half circle vertical no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
three-quarter circle
three-quarter circle no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
small circle
small circle high no meaning
mouth mouth talk, to; speak, to; tell, to verbal, oral, verbatim mouths SB 291
small circle low no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
large circle
sun sun sun, to; shine, to sunny suns SB 270
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
ear
ear ear hear, to; shine, to; listen, to auditory, aural, accoustic ears SB 288
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
heart
heart heart feel, to emotional, feelingly hearts SB 304
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference

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