Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Amazing Chinese characters (424) Young - 夭

 The shell bone script of character Young is 

A young boy or girl is dancing.

The bronze script of the character is

Similar to shell bone script except the head.

The small seal script of the character is 

Similar to older scripts except the head.

The clerical script of the character is

Some similarity to older scripts, but the head is not like head anymore.

The song typeface of the character is

Same as the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Yao1.

Character 夭 doesn't mean dancing anymore, but Young (夭折),or No Trace (逃之夭夭).

夭 is like character Sky - 天

Be careful on the difference.

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