Exactly Exaphael. In a sense. But you're confusing math with language. 1+1=2, it doesn't matter wether you use this symbol or that symbol, it just so happens we've learnt the same symbols for math. Imagine teaching a child the math behind 1+1=2, you would use symbols to help you, but only as a tool. At every time in your life, if you have one of something and add another one of that something, you get two of those things. There is no example you can use to prove otherwise.