By Gao-ming Zhang, Hong Yang
It really is regularly permitted that English letters basically characterize sounds. is that this certainly the case? If no longer, how can the suggestions represented by way of English letters be printed? research at the Ideographic features of a few English Morphemes presents the solutions to those questions via an research of round 900 morphemes. The ebook s aspect of departure for this research is that, simply because English phrases are composed of letters, their definitions could be associated with the thoughts implied by way of those letters. with a purpose to offer that English phrases do certainly have ideographic features, the publication analyses the traditional inspiration of the 4 components (air, earth, water, and fire), and those components courting with the part letter series of a morpheme. Given its ground-breaking study and findings, this quantity is key studying for either researchers and scholars in linguistics and different similar fields, in addition to for the overall reader with an curiosity in word-formation and symbolism.
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Fourth edition. The Commercial Press, Oxford University Press, 1997 CHAPTER TWO THE ROOT IDEAS OF ENGLISH LETTERS As mentioned in the Conclusion Section of the Chapter 1, the back-traced concepts represented by the component letters in morphemes, generally speaking, belong to the particular instances of a category. , the root ideas of English letters) based on the shape resemblance between the particular instance and an English letter. The letter l is the smallest indivisible unit in the alphabet from which other letters are composed, so based on the generalized concepts represented by the letter l, the generalized concepts of other letters can be obtained from one particular instance to other instances in the category of sth or in the category of living things represented by sb or to the category as a whole.
Thus, its literal meaning is: (the sun is) sth circular which emits flow of light. Fig. 1-23 The analysis on sun sun: n. , the sun) becomes open, 18 Chapter One and also u—light moving up and down, periodically. That is to say, in daytime, the sun becomes open and emits large amount of light, but in night, the sun becomes close and does not emit light. 3) n—sky. So, its literal meaning is: (the sun is) sth circular which appears in the sky, becomes open and emits large amount of light flow periodically.
Chapter Two 44 That is to say, the symbol R implies protection and royal power, protecting the king, warding off evil, etc, which is similar to the role or function of weapons represented by the lower case r. Thus, the root ideas of the capital case R are almost the same as that of the lower case r. 2-31 The schematic of the letter r/R 4. 1 The root ideas of the letter o Shapely, the letter o resembles the sun, so it can be derived that: 1) the letter o—the sun, or sb whose role is similar to the sun, etc.
Analysis on the Ideographic Characteristics of Some English Morphemes by Gao-ming Zhang, Hong Yang