This new etymology consists of the five premises below.
1. Premise one --- All (each and every) Chinese words (characters) are composed of from a set of word roots.
2. Premise two --- The meaning of all Chinese words can be read out from their faces.
3. Premise three --- The pronunciation of all Chinese words can be read out from their faces.
4. Premise four --- an etymology memory algebra, with only 220 root words (R), it generates 300 commonly used compound roots (also as sound modules, M). Thus, R + M = 220 + 300 = 520. With these 520, all 60,000 Chinese written words are generated. That is,
etymology memory algebra is R + M = R x M
5. Premise five --- with the premise four, the Chinese character system can be mastered in 90 days for anyone who knows not a single Chinese character at the beginning.
The first three premises have been validated via,
a. Existential introduction (they are valid for, at least, one example),
b. Existential generalization (they are valid for, at least, two or more examples),
c. Universal proof (they are valid for any arbitrary [randomly] selected case).
Note: if there is one case which fails on those premises, the universal proof must be abandoned. Yet, no such a case is reported thus far. You (the world) are encouraged to report such a case via the "comment post" of this blog, and your report can be reviewed by both me and the world. If you are right, the universal proof of these premises must be abandoned.
As the first three premises are based on a system with,
i. a root set of 220 members,
ii. a sound module set of 300 members,
then, the premise four (4) must be valid if the first three premises are valid. In fact, the premise 4 is the direct deduction (consequence) from the first three premises.
For your convenience, I, however, will provide more examples for helping you to see an easier understandable picture on premise 4. If you are new to Chinese language, please visit the page at
If you are more comfortable on reading Chinese text, please visit the page at
Tienzen (Jeh-Tween) Gong