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
Y 

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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