Blissymbols

Blissymbols

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Blissymbols or Blissymbolics were conceived of as an ideographic writing system consisting of several hundred basic symbols, each representing a concept, which can be composed together to generate new symbols that represent new concepts. Blissymbols differ from most of the world's major writing systems in that the characters do not correspond at all to the sounds of any spoken language. In this it is like other similar constructed languages such as Zlango, Isotype, or Characteristica universalis. They were invented by Charles K. Bliss after the Second World War. Bliss wanted to create an easy-to-learn international auxiliary language to allow communication between people who do not speak the same language. He was inspired by Chinese characters, with which Bliss became familiar while in the Shanghai Ghetto as a refugee from Nazi anti-semitic persecution. His system World Writing was explained in his work Semantography. This work laid out the language structure and vocabulary for his utopian vision of easy communication, but it failed to gain popularity.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135977016
  • 9786135977011