Thursday, August 15, 2019

Amazing Chinese Characters (237) Scene - 景 and Shadow - 影

The big seal script for characters Scene is 

The original meaning is a big capital building under the Sun.

The top is Sun (Post 4)
The bottom is Capital (Post 236)

A big building.

A shadow has to do with a big building and the sun, at the same time, which is also a view.

The small seal script for the character is

very similar to the big script.

The clerical script for the character is

More and more people used it as View than Shadow, in order to avoid confusion, people created a new character for Shadow

Three left-down strokes on the right of the character to become a new character for Shadow.

The three left-down strokes means the shadow, we could understand better by my art work below

Therefore, the original character means View, the meaning of shadow disappeared.

The song typeface for View

and the Shadow is

The Pinyin for 景 is Jing3.
The Pinyin for 影 is Ying3.

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