Sunday, July 24, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (17) Eye - 目

The Shell Bone script for character Eye is


just a picture of eye. You may wonder if this is picture or character? It is typical pictography character.



Its bronze script is


Similar to the shell bone script.

The big seal script is

Similar to old scripts.

Its Small Seal script is


Is it an eye? Yes,  it is just turn the eye 90 degree to make it vertically, and the round eyeball becomes rectangle.


Its Clerical script is


not much change from Small Seal script.

Its current standard printing script for both traditional and simplified character is


can't simplify it any more.

Its Pinyin is "Mu4".



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