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
  4. BEST: Bliss-Everingham Symbol Table
  5. SS: Semantography Series

Important Notes

  • The symbols are copies from The Blissymbol Picture Book as they are well drawn with the dotted lines. However, in volume 1 of the Blissymbol Picture Book there is a section entitled "Make Haste Charles" (pages 13 and 14). He states that his helpers are finding errors that require correction. Charles replies that the corrections would take much time. Let them stay and let's get on with the work. Some symbols, like drink and needy and the helper, are errors that were not corrected.
  • 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 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 unless combined with other symbols.
short vertical line middle No meaning unless combined with other symbols.
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
120 line longClick here for these symbols.
120 line long no meaning
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
45 line short left to right
45 line short left to right Click here for these symbols.
45 line short left to right Article: the SB 447
45 line short left to right Click here for these symbols.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
45 line long left to rightClick here for these symbols.
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 unless combined with other symbols.
minus minus, without SB 105
short horizontal low No meaning unless combined with other symbols.
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 Click here for these symbols.
a Article: a, an SB 447
45 line short right to left low Click here for these symbols.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
45 line long right to leftClick here for these symbols.
pen pen, pencil, writing implement write, to SB 324
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
60 line short
60 line short right to left high no meaning
60 line short right to left middle no meaning
60 line short, low Click here for these symbols.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
60 line long Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
60 line long No meaning unless combined with other symbols.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
Ellipse, Half Left-Facing, Small
Ellipse, Half Left-Facing, Small, High no meaning
Ellipse, Half Left-Facing, Small, Middle no meaning
Ellipse, Half Left-Facing, Small, Low then (in past), ago then (in past) SB 318
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
ellipse half facing left Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
ellipse half facing left past SB 107
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
Ellipse, Half Right-Facing, Small
Ellipse, Half Right-Facing, Small, High no meaning
Ellipse, Half Right-Facing, Small, Middle no meaning
Ellipse, Half Right-Facing, Small, Low then (in future) SB 318
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
ellipse half facing right
ellipse half facing right Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference"
fire
fire fire burn, to SB 107
fire Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
Ellipse, Half, Open-Bottom, Small
Ellipse, Half, Open-Bottom, Small, High No meaning unless combined with other Blissymbols.
Ellipse, Half, Open-Bottom, Small, Middle No meaning unless combined with other Blissymbols.
Ellipse, Half, Open-Bottom, Small, Low No meaning unless combined with other Blissymbols.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
Ellipse, Open-Top, Small
Ellipse, Open-Top, Small, High No meaning unless combined with other Blissymbols.
Ellipse, Open-Top, Small, Middle No meaning unless combined with other Blissymbols.
Ellipse, Open-Top, Small, Low No meaning unless combined with other Blissymbols.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
wave
wave, high Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
wave, middle Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
wave, low water SB 98
oil oil SB 275
wave, low Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
quarter circle ne
quarter circle ne high Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
quarter circle ne high wing (of a bird) SB 137
quarter circle ne low Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
quarter circle nw
quarter circle nw high Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
quarter circle nw low Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
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 Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
quarter circle sw low No meaning unless combined with other Bissymbols.
quarter circle sw below line No meaning unless combined with other Bissymbols.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
quarter circle se
quarter circle se high Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
quarter circle se low Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
quarter circle se low Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
half small circle open at bottom
half small circle open at bottom high
earClick here for these symbols.
ear ear hear, to; shine, to; listen, to auditory, aural, accoustic ears SB 288
half small circle open at bottom middle Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
half small circle open at bottom low
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
earClick here for these symbols.
ear ear hear, to; shine, to; listen, to auditory, aural, accoustic ears SB 288
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
heartClick here for these symbols.
heart heart feel, to emotional, feelingly hearts SB 304
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
half small circle open  top middle
half small circle open  top high No meaning.
half small circle open  top middle No meaning.
half small circle open top low No meaning.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
half small circle open left
half small circle open left high Click here for Blissymbol combinations.
half small circle open left low No meaning.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
half small circle open right
half small circle open right high No meaning.
half small circle open right low No meaning.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
half circle
half circle Note: this was the original symbol for the Superego or conscience. However, the current superego symbol of two mind symbols is now the accepted symbol (see conscience, superego below). SB 310
half circle brain, mind, reason think, to thoughtful, mindful thoughts, ideas SB 307
half circle Click here for these symbol combinations.
half circle low Click here for these symbol combinations.Note: this was the original symbol for the Id, or emotion. However, the symbol for heart was adopted as the symbol for emotion.
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
bowl Click here for these symbol combinations.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
half circle vertical
half circle vertical Click here for these symbol combinations.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
half circle vertical
half circle vertical No meaning unless combined with other symbols.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
three-quarter circle
three-quarter circle Click here for these symbol combinations.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
small circle
small circle high No meaning unless combined with other symbols.
small circle high Click here for these symbol combinations.
is high Click here for these symbol combinations.
mouth mouth talk, to; speak, to; tell, to verbal, oral, verbatim mouths SB 291
small circle middle Click here for these symbol combinations.
small circle with dot, middle Click here for these symbol combinations.
is middle is, are SB 149
small circle low No meaning unless combined with other symbols
small circle low Click here for these symbol combinations.
is low Click here for these symbol combinations.
wheel Click here for these symbol combinations.
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference
large circle Click here for these symbol combinations.
sun sun sun, to; shine, to sunny suns SB 270
Symbol thing action adverb plural Part of Speech Notes Reference

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