Sunday, October 9, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (98) Chinese Inch - 寸

The big seal script for 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 a pointer.


Its small seal script is



very similar to the big seal script one.

Its clerical script is


difficult to find the similarity from this one with the older scripts.

Its current standard printing script 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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