Pictogram Comparisons, Negation

Pictogram Comparisons, Negation

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Caption: Comparison of Maya and Egyptian signs for negation have that correspondence to be expected when things common to all men are graphically represented. An ideogram or ideograph is a graphic symbol that represents an idea or concept, independent of any particular language, and specific words or phrases. Some ideograms are comprehensible only by familiarity with prior convention; others convey their meaning through pictorial resemblance to a physical object, and thus may also be referred to as pictograms. Pictography is a form of writing which uses representational, pictorial drawings, similarly to cuneiform and, to some extent, hieroglyphic writing, which also uses drawings as phonetic letters or determinative rhymes.

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