Saturday, January 26, 2019

Amazing Chinese Characters (223) Soil - 土

The shell bone script for character Soil is

A big soil clod is on the horizon.

The big seal script for the character is

The big soil clod became to a vertical line with a big dot in the middle, which is a pointer to emphasize the soil above the horizon.

The small seal script for this character is
The dot became a horizontal line.

The clerical script is
The song typeface is
Its Pinyin is Tu3.

土 is one of the Five Elements, a famous Chinese traditional philosophy which explains the universe natural phenomena by the relationship of Five Elements: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Soil.


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