Monday, June 19, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (157) Tongue - 舌

The shell bone script for character Tongue is

the bottom

is the mouth.

the top

is the tongue.

the three dots are saliva droplets. 

The small seal script for the character is

similar to the shell bone script, but the droplets become a horizontal line.

The clerical script for the character is

still some similarity but the top Y disappeared, making it much less pictography than old scripts.

The current standard printing script is


almost same as the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is She2.

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