Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (171) Hang - 吊

The shell bone script of character Hang is


The middle one


is Person.

The bend curve with an arrow is a rope. The character means that using a rope to tie a person and hang on some where. The arrow up means that the rope is pulled up. 

The big seal script of the character is

which changed a lot, no similarity to the shell bone script.

The top is a person's head, and the bottom

is Towel or Cloth or any thing related, including the ropes made by cloth. Here is rope. The character means that using a rope to hang a person, which is same meaning as the shell bell script.

The small seal script for the character is

which is similar to the shell bone script.

The clerical script of the character is

which is similar to the big seal script.

It is unclear why the character changed back and forth.

The song typeface of the character is


which is almost same as its clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Diao4.

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