Someone asked once if I could make ideograms for abstract terms. “Postulate” is a good example.
Most every day I write a page of ids–sometimes transcription, sometimes creative blather. I like the id I came up with for “blather”, a sonid (similar sound id) using “lather”. Early on in this project I resolved that I would NOT waste my life thinking up ideograms for every finely nuanced English literary word, and devoted myself to efficiency. But I’ve ended up doing so anyway. It’s not a complete waste of time.
“Tame” is a typical kanji, typical in being overly complex, a jumble of lines that mean absolutely nothing to the users, drilled into their brains at great wasted expense of time and effort, unrelated to characters of similar meaning (semantically isolated!)–all quite the opposite of the corresponding typical id!
Of course I think ids are vastly better than kanji. Yeah, yeah, it’s just an opinion. It’s also true.
From Tyberg’s book about Sanskrit, The Language of the Gods. Ids as a means of becoming closer to the divine, of union–a yogic path? They are an aid to inner perception, so . . YES! Worthy, it seems to me, as a part of Jnana yoga.
I did a net search for “symbol for science” and “ideogram for science” and there’s nothing out there.
Every day, a lot of ids!
hmm . . . the images I post used to be automatically zoom-in-able but not now. Will have to try to fix.
“Do what you can to create better ways of thinking clearly. Explore and observe the results of your effort.”
(Trying to get a sample of my ideograms onto google images)