The similarities of Romance languages have piqued the interests of many linguists. They are attracted to it because each word carries a history tracing back to the Romans, or even as far as to the Arabs.
Through the European conquest, the influence of Romance languages has spread all throughout the world. For example, a Filipino and an Arab share the same word for Soap.
Arabs would call it sabun, while Filipinos call it sabon. While neither is a primary Romance language, they're joined by one. The Latin word for Soap is sāpōnem or sāpō, which is where the Arabs got their sabun from. The Filipinos got sabon from the Spanish word, jabón. Spanish is a form of Vulgar Latin, that broke off from Standard Latin.
While this story is interesting, it pales in comparison to the languages of the Far East.
Unlike the Romance languages that share etymologies, the Sinosphere share characters. Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Take a tour around historical sites in Japan and Korea, and you'll see traditional Hanzi—the logograms that form the foundation of many Sino languages.
For example, the character 愛 will be understood in the entire historic Sinosphere—including pre-Hangul Korea and pre-romanized Vietnam. But this character is still in use in most of the orient. The pronunciation may have changed, but the character remains intact.
No one knows when Hanzi was formed, but the earliest confirmed evidence of its existence is the inscription carved on oracle bones from 1200 BC. From then on, the writing system has grown to the massive monolith of what it is today.
Aurum Speak celebrates the rich history and the persevering nature of Hanzi with these rings.
The rings are available with the following characters:
愛 - Love
緣 - Fate
眷 - Cooperation and wholeness of a family
痴 - Infatuation
戀 - Longingness
Sizes are listed following the US Ring Sizing Convention. For more information, visit http://www.ringsizes.co/