Component 于 airflow passing obstacles

于 is a pictographic character. In oracle bone, the character depicts the airflow passing obstacles. For its original meaning, there are also other different versions. 于 serves as a phonetic component to form characters. Continue reading “Component 于 airflow passing obstacles”

Component 氵 water

氵, derived from 水, serves as semantic component to form characters. 氵 is an extremely important component because it can form more than one thousand characters. Characters formed by the component 氵 have to do with water such as 江河流海洋澡沐浴泪.  Continue reading “Component 氵 water”

平 airflow passes and disperses

In bronze inscriptions, it 平 is composed of 于 (airflow passing obstacles) and 八 (moving in separate directions). That’s to say, the airflow passes and disperses. Seal script suggests a comfortable(兮)and calm(一)tone. Regular script resembles an object with two equal halves. 平 serves as semantic component to form characters.  Continue reading “平 airflow passes and disperses”

Component 白 light emitted by the rising sun

白, a pictographic character of the light emitted by the rising sun, serves as semantic component to form characters. Characters formed by the semantic component 白 have to do with bright, white or express extended meanings. 白 can also serve as phonetic component. Continue reading “Component 白 light emitted by the rising sun”