Monday, June 19, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (157) Tongue - 舌

The shell bone script of character Tongue is

the bottom

is the mouth.

the top

is the tongue, the three dots are saliva droplets. 

The bronze script of the character is

More saliva droplets.

The small seal script of the character is

similar to the shell bone script, but the droplets become a horizontal line.

The clerical script of the character is

still some similarity but the top Y disappeared, making it much less pictography than old scripts.

The song typeface of the character is


almost same as the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is She2.

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