Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (171) Hang - 吊

The shell bone script for character Hang is


The middle one


is Person or People.

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. It is ideogram character.

The big seal script for 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 for the character is

which is similar to the big seal script.

It is unclear why the character changed back and forth.

The current standard printing script is


which is almost same as its clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Diao4.

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