"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Ideogram

An ideogram is a character or symbol representing an idea or a thing without expressing the pronunciation of a particular word or words for it.



"Chinese characters are ideograms".

3 comments:

  1. But what do these two translate as?

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  2. Ah, now I wasn't expecting that question, Jinksy. I haven't a clue - nothing rude I hope!

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