Thursday, January 12, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (129) Star - 星

Ancient Chinese watched the sky at night, they knew Sun, Moon, and Star. We learnt characters for Sun, and Moon, now let's learn the character for Star.

The shell bone script for character Star is


the two squares are stars, the rest is sky.


Its big seal script is


the small 日 are stars now.

Its small seal script is


three small star in big seal became one big star.

The clerical script is

similar to the small seal script, the middle curve became straight lines.

The current standard printing script is


The Pinyin for the character is "Xing1".


## If you just want to see characters you are interested, you can go Post 1 "Preface and Index", in which you can find an index of all characters posted in this blog, check the index to see if the characters you are interested are in the list, if yes, find the post numbers, then find the post link on the right of every page, click it to go the post. Or you could just check the links on the right of any page to see if any post is interesting, click it to see the post.

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