The shell bone script of character Ancient is
The bottom 口 is Mouth (Post 16). The top 中, looks like Middle (Post 182), but it is not. They are one 口, and one 1 - vertical line, which means many many stories at long long time ago by words of mouth from generation to generation.
The bronze script of the character is
The bottom is Mouth, the top it a vertical line with a big black dot on it. 《象形字典》explains that it is a 十 - Ten, ten means many - many stories.
The big seal script of the character is
The top is not like 十，the dot is like an indicator or knot. Some people believe that is the ancient Chinese tying knots to keep records.
The small seal script of the character is
The top is Ten, the bottom is Mouth, similar to bronze script.
The clerical script of the character is
Similar to small seal script.
Its Pinyin is Gu3.
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