Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Amazing Chinese Characters (197) Light - 光

The shell bone script for character Light is

The top is Fire. The bottom is a person. A Fire on a person means Light. It is very common that people in remote area hold a torch while walking at night. Why does the person kneel down? I think that the ancient Chinese considered the fire is sublime, sacred and mysterious, human been must respect.


It is very similar to

which is character Ghost - 鬼 (See Post 71) who has a big head.

The bronze script of character Light is
Similar to its shell bone script of character Light.

The big seal script of the character is


Still see the similarity to the older scripts.

The small seal script of character Light is


It is same, the top is character Fire. The bottom is a person. The pictography has been lost.

The clerical script of character Light is

 

which is similar to its small seal script.

The song typeface of the character is

Almost same as its clerical script. 

Its Pinyin is Guang1.

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