Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Amazing Chinese Characters (206) Cloud - 云

The shell bone script for character Cloud is


The top "二” means "moving", the bottom curly line means "air flow".



The bronze script for Cloud is


 similar to its shell bone script.

The big seal script for the character is
the bottom curly line becomes a hook.


The small seal script for Cloud is

the bottom is paper clip.

The clerical script for the character is
The top "雨” is character "Rain". The bottom "云“ is character "Say" originally. The bottom one is very similar to big seal scripts of Cloud and Say, which makes confusion. So people added 雨 on the top of 云 to represent Cloud.

雨 is above the 云, which means that the clouds before raining.

The song typeface of traditional character for Cloud is


which is same as its clerical script

The song typeface of simplified character for Cloud is


In traditional Chinese, 雲 is Cloud, 云 is Say. However, in simplified Chinese, both Cloud and Say share 云, so it may cause confusion even though the possibility is very low。

Its Pinyin is: Yun2.

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