Thursday, May 25, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (152) Order - 令

The shell bone script for character Order is

On the top is a tangue who makes the order, 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, it is no similarity to the old scripts. The knees became to a big dot.

The current standard printing script for it is

which is almost same as the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Ling4. 

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