Fundamental Elements

I have three fundamental letter or sub-letter elements (called symbols) that correspond to the three simplest things which can be done in a box like this: . They are the loop (C), the cusp (I), and the hump (N).

Objection: When you write these quickly, won't they be difficult to distinguish?
Response: Possibly. However, there are other languages where letters are distinguished by even more "insignificant" differences. I claim that these symbols are "as good as you can get", because each has a feature the others do not, and that people used to writing and reading this language will be sure to include and notice the appropriate differences.

One can also argue the thesis that all human communication is built around three fundamental concepts: the ideas of "I", "you", and "it", like Martin Buber's fundamental relations to the universe. Another way to describe this distinction is "this alone", "this in relation", and "that separate". This is one understand of a set more more general ideas which I can best suggest with examples, as used in language. In the table below, I match up the ideas to the symbols I use for them for future reference. The symbol-abstract matchings are arbitrary, but I think suggested by the shapes of the symbols.


I define these abstracts as the known, active, or direct; the observable or dependent; and the unknown or static.

Word Structure

Symbols are combined into groups, which may be at the word or sub-word or super-word level. Groups may be delimited by spacing or with special characters which are shorthand for a set of closely spaced characters. Example: O-OI or OQ.


None of these words are finalized! In fact, there are some words which I really want to fit in here but can't find the appropriate place for (because they seem like they would have to displace other good words).


CC - to do
CI - to describe
CN - to be
CB - to go CQ - to change CO - to be able
CR - to know CU - to communicate CL - to opine
CP - to make CJ - to sense CM - to have
BC - to act BI - to reflect BN - to react
QC - to do instantaneously QI - to remember QN - to speculate
OC - to isolate OI - to bring together ON - to delegate


IC - active
II - descriptive
IN - substantive
IB - energetic IQ - skillful IO - cautious
IR - known IU - communicated IL - regarded
IP - new IJ - appealing to the senses IM - compound
RC - dynamic RI - matched RN - static
MC - instantaneous MI - dependent MN - extended
LC - contained LI - combined LN - subservient


NC - action
NI - descriptor/abstract
NN - thing
NB - movement NQ - difference NO - existence
NR - idea NU - interaction NL - opinion
NP - perishable NJ - disturbance NM - structure
PC - characteristic PI - combination PN - disjunction
JC - creation JI - sensation JN - posession
MC - subject MI - quality MN - object


B - present
Q - past
O - future

R - this/here
U - that/there
L - that-over-there/over-there

P - I
J - you
M - he/she/it

Quality O I N
Tense present past future
Voice active middle passive
Mood indicative interrogative imperative
State Definitive Conditional Indefinite
Person I you it
Count singular double plural

I[Tense - Voice][Mood - State][Person - Count]