In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- From the earliest hunter-gatherer societies that left pictograms on rocky outcrops or caves, the natural progression from the development of speech and language has been the creation of a written or marked form of that language.
- The head is a pictogram attached to a human body, a symbolic figure with a beak for a nose, long dirty hair and beard, a triangular yellow hat.
- Visitors are often amused to see pictograms outside banks informing customers that dogs, ice-creams, mobile phones and guns should not be brought inside.
- Runic scripts are writing schemes which tend to fall in between pictograms and context-dependent constructs like alphabets.
- Our project of creating huge, authentic-looking rock sculptures covered with pictograms generated a lot of enthusiasm and interest in the study of prehistoric art.
- The road is covered in chalk drawings: hopscotch and football pitches, pictograms of dolls and soldiers, houses, cars ships.
- The round harp is the classic string instrument of the earliest period in both regions; indeed, the earliest examples of Mesopotamian writing show a pictogram of a round harp.
- In his hand he produced a worn scroll depicting several pictograms and archaic passages.
- The thing westerners worry about before getting to Tokyo is that all the signs are pictograms.
- The Aztecs produced painted books written in pictograms rather than in words derived from an alphabet.
- However, the main reason for the difference between Egyptian Hieroglyphs and Sumerian pictograms came from the difference in the writing materials used by the two ancient civilizations.
- The exhibition provides a history of writing: pictogram, hieroglyph, cuneiform, alphabet, all of these are represented.
- The Bronze Age engravings in this region are symbolic pictograms, without any attempt at realism; there is also no indication that they should be evaluated as hieroglyphs or ideographs.
- The Chinese ideogram for qi was developed from the pictogram of a pot of boiling rice with the top blown off by rising steam.
- Over the last 25 years, the formations have evolved from simple, relatively small circles to huge designs with multiple circles, elaborate pictograms, and shapes that invoke complex non-linear mathematical principles.
- Early written characters were based on pictograms and ideograms; it is commonly believed that pictograms appeared before ideograms.
- However, three-dimensional figurative depictions soon predominated, with painted pictograms representing symbols, mottos, and accomplishments of kings.
- To conjure power, a medieval alchemist would enclose himself in a magic circle filled with geometric pictograms symbolizing inner realities.
- Their pictograms interpret the dark knight as a series of wedge shapes and crude drawings, which we can take to mean ‘man-who-is-a-bat’ when we have become bored with trying to interpret them in any meaningful way.
- But luckily pictograms by nature transcend language barriers.
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