Thursday, August 11, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (67) Seedlings - 苗

The big seal script for character Seedlings is


the bottom is character "Field", and the top are sprout growing from the field. It is an ideogram and pictography character.



Its small seal script is


very similar to the big seal script.

Its clerical script is

similar to two older scripts, the bottom "Field" is rectangle, and the top seedlings become two vertical lines plus a big long horizontal line, which compromised the pictography of the character.

Its current standard printing script for traditional or simplified character is


same as the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is "Miao2".

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