Blissymbolics were developed by Charles K. Bliss (1897-1985). Bliss
originally called his invention "Semantography" and intended
for it to be used as a universal written language which would enable
speakers of different languages to communicate with one another.
Since 1971 Blissymbolics have been used mainly as a communication aid for people
with communication, language and learning difficulties. Such people have
limited or no ability to use ordinary spoken and/or written language but manage
to learn Blissymbolics.
Blissymbolics consists of over 2,000 basic symbols which can be combined
together to create a huge variety of new symbols.
The symbols can be formed into sentences and their order is based on
English word order
The symbols are made up of simple shapes designed to be easy to write.