Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (24) Heart - 心

The Shell Bone script of character Heart is

like a heart ❤️, isn't it?

Its bronze script is

More like a heart.

Its big seal script is
Similar to bronze script.

Its Small Seal script is

like a heart with artistic smooth curves.

Its Clerical script is

changed big, not like the heart any more. It is hard but possible to find the similarity between this one with the older scripts above. We can imagine that the left long dot is the left curve of small seal script, and the big long right-falling stroke is the vertical curve from the middle to the right bottom stroke of small seal script; the middle dot is the dot in the middle like that in big seal script, and the right dot is the right curve on the right of the small seal script.

Its current standard traditional or simplified character is

very similar to the Clerical script.

Its Pinyin is "Xin1".

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