Monday, March 9, 2020

Amazing Chinese Characters (268) Spring - 泉

The shell bone script of character Spring is

Which is a cave where spring water flows out. The T means the water flow, and the dots mean the water drops.

The big seal script of the character Spring is
which is same as the shell bone script above, a cave with the spring water flowing out.

The small seal script of the character is

which is simplified, only major water flow, no water drops.

The clerical script of the character is
The top is 白 - White, the bottom is 水 - Water. White Water is Spring, the spring produces water splash which is white.  The character is changed from pictography to ideogram.

The song typeface of the character is

Same as clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Quan2.

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