Ideograms

by Alessandro Gho September. 07, 2007 11157 views

An ideogram or ideograph (from Greek ἰδέα idea “idea” + γράφω grapho “to write”) is a graphic symbol that represents an idea, rather than a group of letters, arranged according to the phonemes of a spoken language, as is done in alphabetic languages, or a strictly representational picture of a subject as may be done in illustration or photography.

Chinese characters are conventionally called ideograms, but as each character represents a morpheme (and is useful almost always as an entire word) rather than an idea, they are more accurately called logograms.

Within the Chinese linguistic tradition, characters are divided into six categories: pictograms, ideograms, compound indicatives, phono-semantic compounds, borrowed characters and derived characters. The first four are ways characters are composed, while the last two refer to additional methods in which they are used.



Fonts and in-depths:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideogram [en.wikipedia.org]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_character_classification [en.wikipedia.org]

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Cristina 13 years, 2 months ago

what it means....

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Chris 13 years, 4 months ago

amazing :) realy like that :)

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Demjã©N Anna 13 years, 4 months ago

second is really amazing.. and i agree with Gerrison

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Kovã¡Cs Geri 13 years, 6 months ago

Nice atmosphere!

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Dogge 13 years, 7 months ago

Great shots, nice composition

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Chris 13 years, 7 months ago

Fantastic photographs

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Shawn Seah 13 years, 7 months ago

Well captured photographs. I like how the second one was composed.

I've to confess something. I've studied the chinese language for 12 years and i had problems reading some of the characters that you had captured!! I'm so ashamed of myself. =P

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Linda 13 years, 7 months ago

wauw! fantastic set!! I love this..

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Rebecca Cipolla 13 years, 7 months ago

I like the lighting on the second one.

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sandra 13 years, 7 months ago

captivating set

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Neus 13 years, 7 months ago

Nice. I like #1 and #2.

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Freyja 13 years, 7 months ago

Evocative pics and great colors!!Congratulations! :)

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Fionarobinson 13 years, 7 months ago

i always love the tone of your photos, like them all

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
David Cardona 13 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful shots! Marvellous post. Thanks for share your knowledge with us!

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Shengli Chen 13 years, 7 months ago

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so nice shots

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gary 13 years, 7 months ago

The last one is wondeful and impressive. Magnificent shot.

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lynda 13 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful set. My favorites are the first two??interesting compositions and dof. Thanks for the helpful explanations.

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lisa 13 years, 7 months ago

#2 is my favorite, I like the composition and the depth of field. Beautiful tones too.

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Varghese Mathew 13 years, 7 months ago

Very informative.. Nice set.

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Irena Frã¶Hlichovã¡ 13 years, 7 months ago

The last is really beatiful, many shades, I like it, nice.

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
K C Ng 13 years, 7 months ago

Great photos :))

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Helen 13 years, 7 months ago

Wow!Great shots!!!

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Agodashi 13 years, 7 months ago

Love all,but prefered the two first!! Great shots,very interesting words!

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Silke 13 years, 7 months ago

When I visit your side I can always learn a lot!
Thank you for this!
Have a great weekend!
;-)

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