Monday, August 1, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (43) Bow - 弓

The shell bone script for character Bow is


just like a bow.

Its bronze script is


Different bow.

Its big seal script is


Similar to bronze script.

Its small seal script is


some similarity but not as good as shell bone script, lost some pictography.

Its clerical script is


very similar to small seal script.

Its current standard printing script for traditional or simplified character is


same as the clerical script. It is a pictography character.

Its Pinyin is "Gong1".


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