Thursday, October 20, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (106) Pavilion - 亭

The shell bone script of character Pavilion is

The top is a roof and high attic, the bottom is the pillar, only pillar, which should be a small Pavilion. 

Let's see its small seal script

We can see three pillars right now with beams. The following is typical Chinese pavilion

There are actually 6 pillars. Three pillars should be normal in the ancient time.
Its clerical script is

Its clerical script is

Its bottom changed a little bit, the two legs on the sides become much shorter than the middle one, the middle one has a hook which is added by calligraphists for some unknown reason.

The song typeface of the character is

very similar to its clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Ting1.

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