In linguistics, there is a principle called The Rebus Principle. It is about the idea that symbols could be used to represent the sounds of a language rather than represent real objects. It is one of the most significant ancient discoveries leading up to the development of writing. While it applied to the Ancient Egyptian written language, it played an integral role in the development of the East Asian languages writing system, or Hanzi.
A common understanding of Hanzi is that it is a pictogram—that a character is a graphical representation of a physical object. This is not entirely false. But it is not the full truth either.
There are around 50,000 characters, but to be able to interact with society properly, one needs to know around 2,000 - 3,000. It is just like how there is a multitude of English words, but knowing around 3,000 is enough to understand 95% of all written text.
Hanzi is able to simplify itself through the Rebus Principle. The writing system reinvented itself whenever characters are reused to represent another word that sounds similar. Symbols are reused to convey a sound—just like how Latin letters are used to spell out English words.
The language may look incredibly complex, but it is simpler than you think.
Aurum Speak thinks that the Hanzi Writing system is beautiful. The history, the development, and the characters are art forms in themselves.
This ring celebrates the artistic nature of the Hanzi Writing System. It is available with the following Hanzi characters:
愛 - Love
緣 - Fate
眷 - Cooperation and wholeness of a family
痴 - Infatuation
戀 - Longingness
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