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Semantography (Blissymbolics) is a pictographic, ideographic writing system in which simple line drawings (pictographs) of natural things are combined endlessly to express any idea thinkable, both concrete (pictographic) and abstract (ideographic).

Let's just call it a picture language even though that is not technically correct. But it is true enough, since all blisswords, even abstract ideas, are derived from simplified pictures. So we have here a picture language made of parts.

The picture (blissword) for rain has two parts, water and down:

The blissword rain is a pictograph because rain is concrete, tangible.
You can sense it directly with your eyes and on your skin.
To express the blissword steam, combine the "parts" water and up:

Steam is a little less tangible than rain because it is somewhat gaseous,
but it is a concrete blissword because you can see it with your eyes and
feel it on your skin, especially if it is very hot.

The five symbols above are basic semantic (meaningful) parts
which can combine to make compound pictures (blisswords).
For example, combining enclosure and mouth means secret.

Combine emotion with opening and you have freedom.
(to feel open)

Here are other pictures from those five parts:

Those last two use the mind "part" twice to express
rather abstract ideas in picture form.

Hot, heat, fire and burned are all tangible ideas.
If you've ever been burned, you know that for sure.
But these blisswords contain some little marks
that are abstract to you until they are explained.

Now don't get scared by the mumbo-jumbo ahead.
It is probably,
the most difficult concept in all of Semantography.
So let's put it behind us.

The little mark that looks like the letter "V"
is the "evaluation indicator" identifying the "part of speech"
of blisswords to be "adjective".

Wasn't that easy?
Now flip the "evaluation indicator" over and you have the "action indicator"
which is derived from something very tangible, a volcano.