Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Amazing Chinese Characters (482) Monkey - 猴

  The bronze script of character Monkey is

The left

 is character Dog (Post 116)

The middle 厂 alike is a cliff, under the cliff is character character Arrow (Post 38)

The script doesn't draw a monkey, instead it draws a picture of hunting monkey on cliff with dog and arrow. This hunting may hunt other wild animal. The script is not good related to Monkey. It is the only zodiac animal described this way.

The small seal script of the character is
The left is a Dog-Radical, which means Dog here. The cliff is 厂 + something on the top, normally means an animal. Under the cliff is the Arrow. 

The clerical script of the character is
The left is Dog-Radical, the 厂 becomes Person-Radical, and something on the top, which is not like cliff anymore. The bottom 矢 is Arrow. The right one 侯 means hunting.

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

The pinyin of the character is Hou2.

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