Sunday, January 16, 2022

Amazing Chinese Characters (469) Enon and Mortise - 卯

 The shell bone script of character Enon and Mortise is

Chinese used complicated Enon and Mortise in 3500+ years ago to build structures without nails.

In the script, the circles are holes, and the long strokes are wooden strips.

The bronze script of the character is

Similar to shell bone script.

The big seal script of the character is
Similar to older scripts. 

The small seal script of the character is 

Similar to the older scripts except the top bent lines.

The clerical script of the character is
Changed a lot, not symmetrical anymore. The left changed big, but we still can see some similarity.

The song typeface of the character is
Same as the clerical script.

The pinyin of the character is Mao3.

Note: The character also means "fourth earthly branch" in Chinese Terrestrial Branch, which is very complex. Just remember it is used as a sequence word sometimes.

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