The basic unit of the MediaGlyphic language is the Glyph (icon, image, ideogram).
When a glyph appears in a Composite then it becomes part of the concept conveyed by the combinations of all the glyphs forming the composite.
In this way from a limited number of
(less than 2000) it is possible to create all the words needed for a complete language.
Every composite or glyph combination is "clickable" and gives access to an explanation page including translations in many languages of the meaning and the possibility to analyse each component of the composite.
Most composite words are made of two glyphs but there can be even longer combinations.
Types of composites
The composites can be classified according to the way in which the new meaning is conveyed out of the meaning of the constituents. The most used patterns are:
nounA + nounB = noun
This works similarly in many languages. The order is usually "A's B", i.e. with the modifying/specifying component before the modified/general one. As in the English words "keyhole" (hole for keys, key's hole) or "anthill" (ants' hill). Note that sometimes an element part of the composite could be marked as a verb: in reality that is an action-glyph used as a noun specifying the action (e.g. "vision": "see=act of seeing" + "sense"; e.g. "sexism": "gender" + "discriminate=discrimination").