Almost all glyphs have two (or more) interconnected meanings.
The hooks at the bottom describe the Knotsman's relation towards the subject. The curved lines sprayed upwards show a not directly-stated but equally-necessary and (to them) inseparable attitudede.
(I agree with you/I request from you)
(I will assist you/I demand from you)
(We are allies/I command you)
(I love you/I own you)
However the following glyph, the 'please' glyph, has only one arrangement and meaning, though its meaning does exceed the immediate impression.
(Your assent has been assumed, recorded and acted upon
any opportunity to state otherwise has passed
you will be held responsible for any failure from this point on
as will your family and dependants.)
The following glyph can be presented direct or inverted.
The 'dance' glyph is highly contextual.
'You will be tortured'
'Give me the following information.)
Some have entirely differnt meanings depending on their arrangement, vertical, inverted, left to right, or right to left.
"I beg you to insist"
agreeing with a superior)
"I insist you beg."
"I welcome you back"
('You are now a slave')
"I free you"
'You are banished'
Starve this animal to death')