Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (4) Sun - 日

The Shell Bone script of character Sun is


The short line inside a circle, which represents the light of the sun. 

The bronze script of character Sun is

More round, more like the sun.


The first Emperor unified the character to Small Seal script in about 2200 years ago. Then each character had only one official standard form.

The Big Seal script of the character is

Not round but symmetrical.

The Small Seal script of Sun is


not as rounded as the older scripts, but we still can see the similarity.

The Clerical script is

The song typeface of character Sun is


Its Pinyin is "Ri4". 




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