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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