Saturday, July 23, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (13) Water - 水

The Big Seal script for character Water is




like a river with many water drops.


Its big seal script is


Very similar to shell bone script.

Its Small Seal script is


similar to the Shell Bone script, but the drops become bent lines, like water flow. 

Its Clerical script is 


changed a lot. The water drops or flow on sides are disappeared, replaced by strokes. The middle bent curve become a straight line with a hook on the bottom end. But we still can see a little bit similarity, not much though. It is far from the original pictography.

The song typeface of the character is


same as the Clerical script.

Its Pinyin is "Shui3".

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