Thursday, December 1, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (117) Boat - 舟

The shell bone script for character Boat is


just like a boat. It is a pictographic character.


Its bronze script is

Similar to the shell bone script.

Its big seal script is
Similar to old scripts.

Its small seal script is


some difference, the head has long curve, and the body has three lines not two. It is more like a boat.

Its clerical script is


which changed very big. The two dots are from the two short lines in small seal script.

The currrent standard printing script is


very similar to the clerical script.

Its pinyin is "Zhou1".



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