Calligraphy Styles

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Kanji: 山

By Judit Simon / 11/02/2012 /

A 山 írásjegy hangzása, valamint másodlagos jelentései sok szállal kapcsolódnak az ősi kínai mítoszokhoz. Az “Egyszerű írásjegyek magyarázata és összetett

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Kanji: 字

By Ponte Ryūrui / 09/02/2012 /

字 is composed of two characters, 子 (し, shi, “child”) and 宀 (べん, ben, i.e. “roof” radical, found in Chinese characters). 宀 in the character 字 symbolizes a

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The Tale of Nushu

By Ponte Ryūrui / 07/02/2012 /

Nushu characters are not of a semantic nature. They have phonetic relevance to the local Chengguan dialect (城關土話, pinyin: Chéngguān tǔhuà), which is why

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Kanji: 糸

By Ponte Ryūrui / 01/02/2012 /

To understand the reasoning behind this classification one needs to look at the old form of the character 糸, which is 絲. 絲 is a combination of two

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Kanji: 四

By Ponte Ryūrui / 25/01/2012 /

However, the modern shape of the character 四 has no ancient forms. The oldest form of this character is found on two of the ten stones of the Sekkobun . The

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): ね (i.e. “ne”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 10/11/2011 /

The modern form of ね comes from the cursive form of the kanji 奴 (やっこ, yakko, i.e. “servant (especially samurai’s attendant)”). Follow the progression of the

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figure 1 2 hiragana na horz 300x233 - 平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): な (i.e. “na”)

平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): な (i.e. “na”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 28/10/2011 /

The modern form of な comes from the cursive form of the kanji 奈 (な, na, i.e. “Nara”, “what”). Follow the progression of the different scripts shown in

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figure 1 2 hiragana to horz 300x167 - 平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): と (i.e. “to”)

平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): と (i.e. “to”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 24/10/2011 /

The modern form of と comes from the cursive form of the kanji 止 (し, shi, i.e. “stop”, “halt”). Follow the progression of the different scripts shown in

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figure  1 2 hiragana ta horz 300x204 - 平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): た (i.e. “ta”)

平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): た (i.e. “ta”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 05/10/2011 /

The modern form of た comes from the cursive form of the kanji 太 (た, ta, i.e. “plump”, “thick”). Follow the progression of the different scripts shown in

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figure 1 2 hiragana su horz 300x247 - 平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): す (i.e. "su")

平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): す (i.e. "su")

By Ponte Ryūrui / 17/09/2011 /

The modern form of す comes from the cursive form of the kanji 寸 (す(ん), su(n), i.e. “approximately 3.03cm”). Follow the progression of the different scripts

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