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Ideograms for English. Creatively making English graphic.
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From the Feynman book. I have the idea of concentrating on ids for physics terms for a while. Here is an initial attempt. Thanks to the formula for force of gravity, I came up with an improvement for my id for “gravity”. Just tentative first attempts.
I delight in improving my understanding of simple structural words via ideograms. To make a satisfying ideogram, you have to come to a clear graphic understanding, which is ordinarily better than the vague and inexplicit understanding you had before.
many id ideas to be sifted through and sorted–time for a new edition!
See how compact the ids are compared to ordinary writing? I much prefer to write with them. When I write “long hand” (stupid hand, slow hand) I feel like I am wasting time and my brain is numb in comparison, so less expressive and less lively is ordinary writing/ideation!
I will provide notes to the ideograms in this post to anyone who writes and asks. If no one is curious or impressed enough to write and ask, it makes no sense for me to provide notes.
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.