Thursday, May 25, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (152) Order - 令

The shell bone script for character Order is


On the top is a tangue, the bottom is a person kneels down, waiting for an order.

Its small seal script is


The top is same as the shell bone script, but the bottom changed a lot.

Its clerical script is

The bottom is simplified, so it is no similarity to the old scripts.

The current standard printing script for it is


which is almost same as the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Ling4. 

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