December 10, 2019 0

[CC EN] 頁 (page) | 汉字趣谈 (Story of Chinese Characters) 109

[CC EN] 頁 (page) | 汉字趣谈 (Story of Chinese Characters) 109


Hello everyone Today, A Little will share with you a Chinese character “ye” Nowadays, The first thing we think of this character is page of book. At the earliest time, what did Oracle bones mean? It is the meaning of the page of book What is it? Now I will share with you. This character is a pictogram There are many different forms of the character on Oracle bone script. One form is to write like this. One form like this There is another one written like this We see Oracle bones I chose these four different forms. The below part is same This is a squatting person. Above is a person’s head The part above is the character “shou” which we shared before. That is the head The upper part means head. These three vertical lines indicate hair Many people say the part above are not like personal heads. It’s too ugly as a human head. But as a newborn baby The graphics on the side are basically like this. The third and fourth forms are just missing a few hairs. On Bronze script, This word is the expression of one eye and high raised hair. On Bronze script, It is written like this Written like this It is an eye, high-brushed hair to represent the human head And this image is written like a squatting person. This is a squatting person Small Seal script is basically come from Bronze script. Few hairs are removed from the top. This is how it is written on small Seal script. This is small Seal script. It is a squatting person on Oracle bone script. On Bronze script, It is written as a bow back person. On small Seal script, The person is transformed and it become like this Clerical script came from a small Seal script. The following was written like a character “eight” This is how it is written on Clerical script. This is Clerical script. The Regular script was evolved from Clerical script. It is written like this The script is written like this The original meaning of the character is head. It is also explained in the Chinese dictionary “Shuō wén jiě zì” as “head” This is the meaning of the character. This original meaning have been annihilated in the long river of history Later this character was used as a quantifier In the past a piece of paper in the one-sided printed book It is not a piece of paper with both sides. It can’t be written on both sides. This a piece of paper is one page The quality of the paper is now improved. It can be printed on both sides Each side is called a page Of course in print-specific terms One page refers to a piece of paper In fact, “page” does not refer to this character. But refers to the leaves It refers to this character “leaf” Printed paper is like a piece of leaves One leaf It refers to this leaf After simplified Simplify a mouth next to a ten (leaf) This character is a borrowed to read. These two words are not common. Because the pronunciation is the same, it is borrowed to read. That’s the word. That’s all for the character “ye” Thank you for watching Bye.

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