Thursday, October 4, 2018

Amazing Chinese Characters (213) Sparrow - 雀

The shell bone script for Sparrow is

The top three dots is character Small. The bottom is a bird.

Its big seal script is

The top is character Small, and the bottom one is bird. We can see its similarity to shell bone script.

We learnt character Bird, which big seal script is

which means all birds, the character Sparrow normally means small birds.


The small seal script of character Sparrow is


which is similar to its big seal script.

The clerical script of character Sparrow is
which is still similar to older scripts.

Its pinyin is Que4

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