By Gao-ming Zhang, Hong Yang
It truly is generally permitted that English letters merely signify sounds. is that this certainly the case? If no longer, how can the suggestions represented through 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 e-book s element of departure for this research is that, simply because English phrases are composed of letters, their definitions should be associated with the suggestions implied through those letters. with a purpose to offer that English phrases do certainly have ideographic features, the e-book analyses the traditional inspiration of the 4 parts (air, earth, water, and fire), and those parts courting with the part letter series of a morpheme. Given its ground-breaking learn and findings, this quantity is vital interpreting for either researchers and scholars in linguistics and different comparable fields, in addition to for the overall reader with an curiosity in word-formation and symbolism.
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The surface (or outer covering) of sth; or the outer covering of living things (persons, animals or plants), such as the hard shell of snail or some fruits, the clothes or skin of persons. Please notice that: the root ideas 1) and 2) imply that the letter n can also represent sb’s head or sb’s body with some openings, which is the same as the letter c or o when they represent sb’s head or sb’s body. 3) The lower case n—a family with the members, one kind of living things (persons, animals or plants); or one kind of sth.
So, awe—sb lost courage. 1-33 The analysis on fright Introduction to Back-tracing method 21 fright: n. , much fire (courage), 2) g=lc in the letter h=t—sb’s body, 3) la in the letter h—sth, act. So, 1) ght—sth acting on sb’s body, 2) fri—courage has gone out of sb’s body, as marked by the left-pointing arrow. truculent: adj. , much fire (violent force). So, truculent—sb’s body emitting violent force. 1-35 The analysis on brute brute: n. , violent force) goes out of the animal’s body. So, brute—an animal’s body emitting violent force.
Beijing: Commercial Press, 1984. (In Chinese).  A S Hornby. Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. 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.
Analysis on the Ideographic Characteristics of Some English Morphemes by Gao-ming Zhang, Hong Yang