Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (23) Bamboo - 竹

The shell bone script for character Bamboo is

a picture of bamboo leaves, do not be confused with chicken claws.

Its bronze script is

There are two bamboo trees, and the = in the bottom is leaves on the ground.

Its big seal script is

Bamboo trees.

Its small seal script is

some similarity to Shell Bone script, symmetrical and beautiful, and good pictography.

Its clerical script is

more like to bamboo leaves than Small Seal script, the right hook is optional, some people didn't wright the hook, which is more like bamboo.

Its current standard song typeface for both traditional or simplified character is

exactly same as clerical script.

Its Pinyin is "Zhu2".

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