Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Amazing Chinese Characters (332) Upcoming - 即

The shell bone script of character Upcoming is

 The left is food in a utensil, the right is a person kneeling down to get ready for the meal. The eating is an upcoming event. 

There is another character Village (乡, Post 191)which is very similar to the character Upcoming.

Let's see the shell bone script of character Village (乡)

The middle is the utensil with food, there are two people who sit on the two sides of the food, they are going to eat together. Character upcoming is only one person who is going to eat.

The bronze script of the character is

changed a little bit but very similar to shell bone script.

The big seal script of the character is

The changes are bigger, especially the person on the right, difficult to figure out if you don't know the shell bone, and bronze scripts.

The small seal script of the character is

Right now, all changed so big that we can't see easily the person kneeling down. But we can tell the food bowl on the left top.

The clerical script of the character is

Low degree of similarity to small seal script, far away from original pictography.

The song typeface of the character is

Its Pinyin is Ji4.

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