Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (21) Child - 子

The Shell Bone script for character Child or Son is


a picture of a child with a head (the square), the body (vertical line), and the arms (the flat line).

Its bronze script is


The head is rounded right now, more like a child.

Its big seal script is
Similar to the old scripts.

Its Small Seal script is


a better drawing of  a child with a big round head, two arms up. It is a typical pictography character. 

Its Clerical script is

The top short horizontal line is the head, the shortest falling-left line is the neck, the long horizontal line is the arms, and the vertical line with hook is the body. Not much similarity to older scripts, the pictography of the character is damaged.

Its song typeface is 
same as the Clerical script.

Its Pinyin is "Zi3".


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