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Rebus Principle (Linguistics) is using the existing symbols, such as pictograms, purely for their sounds regardless of their meaning, to represent new words. Many ancient writing systems used Rebus principle to represent abstract words, which otherwise would be hard to be represented by pictograms. The most often used hypothetical example to illustrate the Rebus principle is the representation of the sentence “I see you” by using the pictographs of “eye – sea – ewe”. Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. ...

A rebus (Latin: "by things") is a kind of word puzzle which uses pictures to represent words or parts of words; for example: H + picture of an ear = Hear, or Here. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Word play is a literary technique in which the nature of the words used themselves become part of the subject of the work. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1416x2032, 333 KB) Summary this photo was taken by myself Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...

The term "rebus" also refers to the use of a pictogram to represent a syllabic sound. This adapts pictograms into phonograms. A precursor to the development of the alphabet, this process represents one of the most important developments of writing. Pictogram for public toilets A pictogram or pictograph is a symbol representing an object or concept by illustration. ... This article discusses the unit of speech. ... A phonogram is a group of words which share the same letter combination associated with a sound, such as rhyming words. ... A Specimen of typeset fonts and languages, by William Caslon, letter founder; from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... A Specimen of typeset fonts and languages, by William Caslon, letter founder; from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ...

The writing of correspondence in rebus form became popular in the 18th century and continued into the 19th century. Lewis Carroll wrote the children he befriended picture-puzzle rebus letters, nonsense letters, and looking-glass letters, which had to be held in front of a mirror to be read.[1] Rebus letters served either as a sort of code or simply as a pastime. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lewis Carroll. ... See Wikipedia:Nonsense for the usage of Nonsense in Wikipedia. ... A mirror is a surface with good specular reflection that is smooth enough to form an image. ... In communications, a code is a rule for converting a piece of information (for example, a letter, word, or phrase) into another form or representation, not necessarily of the same type. ... A hobby is a spare-time recreational pursuit. ...


Rebuses and Heraldry

Arms of Congleton Borough Council: conger, leo, tun
Arms of Congleton Borough Council: conger, leo, tun

Rebuses are used extensively in heraldry as a hint to the name of the owner of a coat of arms. This practice is known as canting. For example, the arms of the Borough of Congleton in Cheshire contain a conger eel, a lion (in Latin, leo) and a tun (another word for a barrel). This word sequence "conger leo tun" recalls the town's name. Arms of Congleton Borough Council. ... Arms of Congleton Borough Council. ... Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. ... Queen Mothers funerary hatchment, showing the canting bows and lions of Bowes-Lyon Canting arms is a technique used in European heraldry whereby the name of the individual or community represented in a coat of arms is translated into a visual pun. ... Congleton Town Hall Congleton is a town in the county of Cheshire in the north west of England, on the banks of the River Dane, and to the west of the Macclesfield Canal. ... Species Conger cinereus Conger conger Conger erebennus Conger esculentus Conger japonicus Conger macrocephalus Conger myriaster Conger oceanicus Conger oligoporus Conger orbignianus Conger philippinus Conger triporiceps Conger verreauxi Conger wilsoni Conger is a genus of marine congrid eels. ... Suborders Anguilloidei Nemichthyoidei Congroidei Synaphobranchoidei See text for families. ... Binomial name Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) Synonyms Felis leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four big cats in the genus Panthera. ... Traditional wooden barrels in Cutchogue Modern aluminium beer barrels - also called casks - outside the Castle Rock microbrewery in Nottingham, England A barrel or cask is a hollow cylindrical container, traditionally made of wood staves and bound with iron hoops. ...

The I Love New York logo is a well-known modern rebus.
The I Love New York logo is a well-known modern rebus.

Today, rebus puzzles are used as brainteasers and placed in IQ tests[citation needed]. Image File history File links Ilovenewyork. ... Image File history File links Ilovenewyork. ... I Love New York logo by Milton Glaser. ... BrainTeaser is a British game show, first broadcast in 2002. ... ...

The more popular rebuses contain simple English letters of the alphabet in different sizes, colors and other manipulations that often represent popular sayings and phrases. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Here are two examples of this type of rebus puzzle:

  • Puzzle 1



  •   Answer: Sailing in the seven seas. The word 'sailing' lies between 7 letter C's.
  •   Answer: Lion King. The word "lie" can be found "on" top of the word "king" (i.e. "lie on king").

Solve this: pa per The traditional Seven Seas Medieval European and Arabic literature often spoke of the Seven Seas. ... Look up C, c in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mufasa, Simbas father The Lion King is the Walt Disney Companys 32nd animated film, and one of its most successful. ...

Rebuses and game shows

Rebuses were central to the United States television game show Concentration. Contestants had to solve a rebus, usually partially concealed, to win a game. A game show involves members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes. ... Concentration was a TV game show based on the childrens memory game of the same name. ... This article needs cleanup. ...

The United Kingdom has also had a games show which requires contestants to identify a rebus. The show, Catchphrase has been a longstanding Saturday evening show, with Roy Walker as its most notable host. Catchphrase was a game show which ran on ITV in the United Kingdom between January 1986 and September 2002, hosted by Roy Walker until 1999 and later by Nick Weir (2000–2001) and Mark Curry (2002). ... Royston Roy Walker (born 31 July 1940 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a British television personality, having worked for many years as both a television presenter and comedian. ...

See also

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Rebus - LoveToKnow 1911 (0 words)
rebus, " by things"), a sort of riddle consisting of the representation of some sentence or thing by means of pictures or words, or a combination of both.
" Rebus" (or "allusive arms"), in heraldry, is a coat of arms which bears an allusion to the name of the person, - as three castles for Castleton, three cups for Butler, three conies for Coningsby.
Recamier, Jeanne Francoise Julie Adelaide (1777-1849), a famous Frenchwoman in the literary and political circles of the early 19th century, was born on the 4th of December 1777 at Lyons.
The Daily Record - NEWS - BORN TO BE REBUS (0 words)
The two new feature-length films, to be screened next month, are The Falls, in which a killer leaves distinctive clues by the butchered bodies of his victims, and Fleshmarket Close, involving murder in the immigrant population of Edinburgh's Knoxland Estate.
And Rebus is also more of a hit with the ladies than Ken's previous police incarnations.
In The Falls, Rebus becomes romantically involved with Miranda Masterson (Sharon Small), a curator at the Museum of Scotland.
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