Friday, July 29, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (33) Swallow - 燕

The Shell Bone script of character Swallow is


a picture of lovely swallow. It is a pictography character.

Its Small Seal script is


changed a lot, but very beautiful, and symmetrical picture of swallow.

Its Clerical script is


changed a lot again. All curve lines become straight, the tail are four dots. But is still pictography.

Its song typeface is


same as the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is "Yan4".



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