Sunday, January 10, 2021

Amazing Chinese Characters (326) Old Days - 昔

 The shell bone script of character Old Days is

There are 4 different forms of the character, which is common for shell bone script when the characters were not unified. We see all of the forms having waves and sun, 3 have waves on the top, 1 has waves on the bottom. No matter what, it means the Great Flood time: only the waves and the sun left. It is long long time ago - Old Days.

The bronze script of the character is

The top are waves, and the bottom is Sun.

The big seal script of the character is

Similar to bronze script.

The small seal script of the character is

The top waves change a lot away from the real wave, the bottom is Sun, unchanged.

The clerical script of the character is

The top is not like wave anymore, people didn't know the original meaning of the character, made mistake in the writing of clerical script, or cared more on simple writing over the meaning of it.

The song typeface of the character is
Almost ame as the clerical script. 
Its Pinyin is Xi1

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