Thursday, October 20, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (106) Pavilion - 亭

The shell bone script for character Pavilion is



The top is the roof and high attic, the bottom is the support, here is only pillar, a little bit unstable.

Let's see its small seal script



We can see at least three pillars right now. See the following Chinese pavilion


There are actually 6 pillars. But if we see it from a certain angle, we just see three of them because the back three are blocked by the front three.

It is a pictography character.

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 current standard printing script is


very similar to its clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Ting1.

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