Sunday, July 31, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (38) Arrow - 矢

The Shell Bone script for character Arrow is

just like an arrow, sharp and hard.

Its Big Seal script is

Similar to the shell bone script.

Its Small Seal script is

still like arrow, just a little bit round, not as sharp as Shell Bone script.

Its Clerical script is

changed too much to be like an arrow anymore, the pictography is damaged.

The current standard prining script for traditional or simplified character is

same as the Clerical script.

Its Pinyin is "Shi3".

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