The shell bone script of character Play with is
Monday, December 27, 2021
Sunday, December 26, 2021
The shell bone script of character Work is
or simplified one
There is dispute what it is. Some people including Dictionary of Pictography believe that it is a multiple functions iron tool used by carpenters. More people believe that it is impossible that there were iron tools in 3500+ year ago, it should be carpenter's ink marker.
The front box is ink box with black ink inside, the back box has a wire coil, there is a hole between the two boxes, the wire goes through the hole and another hold in front of the box to get out. The wire has ink on, carpenter puts the wire on wood he works on, and makes a straight line he needs.
I agree with that the character means carpenter ink marker, which is important for carpenter work, which is important for most ancient projects.
The first character above has an ink box at the bottom and a nail on the top, which is like a carpenter ink marker. The second one is simplified, the box becomes a line.
The bronze script of the character is
Thursday, December 23, 2021
The shell bone script of character Repeat is
Saturday, December 11, 2021
The bronze script of character Latitude is
left is a radical of silk which means anything related to silk or cloth, the right one
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Han is a very popular and very important character, which has many meanings: Han Dynasty, Han Nationality, Han Language (Standard Chinese), Han Cloth, etc. Han means China or Chinese related.
Han Dynasty (202 B.C. - 220 A.D.) is one of two most powerful dynasties in China history, another one is Tang Dynasty (628 - 907 A.D.). Chinese have been proud of Han Dynasty, call themselves to be Han People, Chinese (language) to be Han language.
Let's see the evolution of the character of Han.
The shell bone script of Han character has not been found. The earliest script for Han character is big seal script.
The small seal script of the character is
Similar to big seal script.
The clerical script of the character is
Left is Three-drops radical, the right is character Violet.
The song typeface for traditional character is
Same as clerical script.
The song typeface for simplified character is
The left is not changed, but the right one becomes character Again (Post 102), which has nothing to do with violet. The simplification is unreasonable, totally just for reducing the number of strokes.
The pinyin of the character is Han4.