Friday, July 22, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (10) Wood, Forest, Great Forest - 木, 林,森

The shell bone script for character Wood is


like a tree.

Its bronze script is


Similar to the shell bone script.

Its big seal script is


Similar to old scripts.

Its small seal script is


similar but more symmetric, smooth lines.

Its clerical script is


Very beautiful, isn't it? It is still like tree.

The song typeface of the character is


Almost the same as its Clerical script, nothing needs to be changed, and simplified.

Its Pinyin is "Mu4"

If we put two character Wood together, which forms a new character forest. The shell bone script is



is small forest.

If three woods (trees) together in shell bone script


which means Great Forest.

They are very interesting characters, both pictography and ideogram, very few characters are like them.

The Small Seal script characters are


and 



The Clerical script characters are


and 

Traditional and simplified characters are same.

The song typeface of character Forest is


The song typeface of character Great Forest is

The Pinyin for is "Lin2", for is “Sen1"

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