Sunday, October 9, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (98) Chinese Inch - 寸

The big seal script of Chinese Inch is


a short line under a right hand, which means that a length from the hand wrist to the arm where the line pointing to is one Chinese Inch. It is called indicative character. The short line is like an indicator.


Its small seal script is



very similar to the big seal script one.

Its clerical script is


The hand becomes cross with a hook with a dot, still has some similarity older scripts.

Its song typeface is


It is same as the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is "Cun4".

1 comment:

  1. I think we can still see the current script as a finger pointing at the hand. (similar to "foot"

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