A way to differentiate time/distance indicator lines and an id-illustrated thought.


Partial list of id disambiguations:

Scan0139    Scan0140

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Comparing some Japanese kanji to ids

I no longer have as favorable a view of  Chinese characters/Japanese kanji as I used to.  I now think they have their strong and bright points, but are generally shot.  They are way, way too complex and just chock full of nonsense.  They are old–primitive attempts at representing ideas graphically.  Their forms are limited by the fact that they were originally written with brush and ink.  Modern writing instruments allow much more versatility–neat little circles, filling in,  and much more detail.

In the short selection below of kanji and their id equivalents, I would guess that the ids take generally a fifth or less time to write.  And ids represent things and ideas with more true-to-lifeness and thus are much easier to recognize. On top of that, ids are embedded in “families” with the same or related components for related ideas.  A major class of these families is “graphic opposites,” in which ideas with opposite meanings are represented with graphically opposing elements–see good/bad, short/long, and the directions NSEW. Compare these ids to the kanji and you’ll see that the ids are much clearer and simpler.

Scan0131   Scan0132  Scan0133  Scan0134  Scan0135  Scan0136


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Spending too much time at the computer, fix, tattoo ideas



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23rd Psalm


I could (with help) develop a course for Christian homeschoolers who could be having fun with a new secret picture language, while learning English better (my characters often illustrate Latin and Greek roots) and religion.

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new edition of my “resource book”

Yes, I’ve completed a new edition (I suppose the 12th or so) of my “resource book”.  It’s being used and refined.  It is always a pain in the ass to do–taking sometimes an hr a page, 115 pages.  But the morass of new ideas must be incorporated.  It’s always changing and improving. I have the idea of making this my last edition though.  I’ll rely more on erasing and replacing!

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re mathematics


If anyone would like explanatory notes on the ids in the above, drop me a line at and I’ll send some to you.

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still at it . . .

I’m still at it, with great enjoyment.

I have finished a new edition of my “dictionary” (“resource book”).

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fasting, spirit

My diary entry this morning.


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I’m delighted when I manage to hit upon what seems like an effective new id.


MORE: Scan0123

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learn, teach

I’ve been working on a new edition of my “dictionary”.  115 pages and it takes me often over an hr a page. It’s a pain in the ass. Very tedious, and my motivation is not what it once was.  I’ve probably done 10-12 editions.  I keep accumulating new ids and improving things.  This may be my last edition though. I do this project mainly for my own enjoyment and edification.  Any new edition will have to be done by others, but that seems rather unlikely at the present level of interest.  Iss mir egal.

One thing I’m constantly aware of as I work is how much  I dislike so much of the bulk of English.  It is largely an agglomeration of Latin roots that too often don’t make good sense. (A good example is all of the words with Latin “ob-“, which has about 7 disparate meanings–look it up!) Somehow I find it offensive that this clumsy, inefficient, unclear (often stupid) historical morass is the best we can do as a medium of thought.  At least ids give perspective–a place to stand outside of ordinary English–so that one can construct a vision of improvement, of the future.  I was astonished to find that there is virtually nothing pro-active out on the net as far as the future of language goes.

Here are some ideas on representing “learn” and “teach”.  These are important words.  Most words I don’t care about much–only the important ones.



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some things that came up in interview



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notes for possible interview

I thought I would gather some thoughts for a potential interview and decided to share them here.  I’ll be adding and editing.


Notes for possible Christophe Zweigrad interview.

CZ has interviewed Jon Rappoport, who writes about breaking free from the matrix, clear thinking, logic, and creativity. My “neoideograms,” or “ids” are also about  these things.

Conventional language is a matrix – a prison for the mind.  With ideograms you can create your own graphic, pictorial language within English (or any other language) that is personal, creative, and transcendently freeing– able to take you beyond the conventional confines of ordinary language.

Ids are clearer than ordinary language. They are more specific. They show just what is meant. They illustrate Latin and Greek roots, educating, and improving  consciousness of language.

Ids provide you with a graphic treasury of images with which to think more clearly and build clearer mental diagrams that facilitate understanding.

Ids are a way forward into the future of language. I started doing ids when irritated by the over-complexity and nonsense-icality of Japanese kanji. The same applies to English, which consists to too large an extent of Latin root combinations that don’t make good sense. It’s time to move on.

I have been generous in the past with my assessment of Chinese characters (kanji in Japanese). Having just read through the characters in a Japanese/English dictionary and examined them more carefully, I can see now that, although I think they have their bright spots, they are generally shot – highly inefficient and nonsensical — and should be replaced with a modern rational, creative system. The thousands of hours spent learning these historical monstrosities could be much more profitably spent. I once asked in Japanese if they ever created new kanji. The answer was no.  How stultifying! But, again, not to pick on kanji; conventional English is similarly stultifying.

I think ids could be great for kids. They should be able to learn to read with them much more easily than with alphabetic characters, and with the benefit of strengthened imaginative powers. They might also be of benefit to learning-challenged people.

They may also have potential as a kind of ideographic lingua franca. Knowing ids in one language would enable a person to read and understand ids written in another language, depending on how close the languages are.

When I put ids up on the site Omniglot, one comment was that I was just re-doing Blissymbols. I took great offense at that. I’ve looked at Blissymbols and found them to be so clumsily and poorly done that they are largely non-functional.  They are like a primitive attempt at a flying machine that goes 3 meters and crashes, whereas ids provide efficient intercontinental transportation.

Creating and using these ideograms has changed my brain.  Their images enable and anchor thrilling new insights.

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9/9 diary entry

Here are a few minutes of jotting I did this morning in my diary.  Today’s entry takes up about the bottom third of the page.  If I had written it out longhand, it may have taken up the whole page.  And it took me only a small fraction of the time to write–I would guess 1/10th–that it would have taken longhand. I would have been less likely to get these thoughts down on paper.

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ambiguous, ambivalent

New and improved ids for ambiguous and ambivalent.


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graphic opposites

Words of opposite meaning form natural pairs in our minds–up/down, friend/enemy, succeed/fail, come/go, etc.  It is fitting that their ids be similar yet graphically show the oppositions or reversals involved. “Friend” and “enemy” are just sounds, with no intrinsic opposition. If you look at the ids for “friend” and “enemy” though, you see that they are a pair and that they are opposite.  In this way these ids are clearer, convey more meaning, and have more impact than alphabetically written words.

Two things I am  doing with ids are looking for ways to clarify by making graphic opposites and finding ways to put words of similar meaning into families with the same id constituents.  I’ll post a list of id families soon.





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