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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Chinese character
The earliest Chinese characters are the so called "Oracle Script" or (甲骨文) jia3gu3wen2 during the Shang Dynasty, followed by the Bronzeware Script or (金文) jin1wen2 during the Zhou Dynasty.
It is the result of the efforts of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the standardization of the Chinese script.
Scripts that are still used regularly for print are the "Clerk Script" or 隸書[隶书] li4shu1, the "Wei Monumental" or 魏碑 wei4bei1, the "Regular Script" or 楷書[楷书] kai3shu1, the "Song Style" or 宋體[宋体] song4ti3 (only in printing), and the "Running Script" or 行書[行书] xing2shu1.
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  Chinese character - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It is possible that these inscriptions are ancestral to the later Oracle bone script of the Shang Dynasty and therefore the modern Chinese script, since late Neolithic culture found in Longshan is widely accepted by historians and archaeologists to be ancestral to the bronze age Erlitou culture and the later Shang and Zhou Dynasties.
The earliest Chinese characters are the Oracle bone script of the late Shang Dynasty and the Bronze Scripts (金文 jīnwén) of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties.
Scripts that are still used regularly are the "clerical script" (隸書, 隶书 lìshū) of the Qin to Han dynasties, the "Wei monumental script" (魏碑 wèibēi, see Weibei), the "regular script" (楷書, 楷书 kǎishū) used for most printing, and the "semi-cursive script" (行書, 行书 xíngshū) used for most handwriting.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Bronzeware script   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Bronzeware script (金文 pinyin jin wen or 鐘鼎文 pinyin zhong1 ding3 wen2) is a family of scripts found on Chinese bronzes such as zhong (bells) and ding (tripods), since bronze artifacts with Chinese characters span many centuries and they have been found in many areas of China.
Jinwen characters are sometime irregular in shape, that is, they are not as regularly in shape or size as modern Chinese characters.
Shang Dynasty bronzes rarely have such characters on them, but bronze script is known throughout the Zhou Dynasty.
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 Oracle bone script - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oracle bone script (Chinese: 甲骨文; pinyin: jiǎgǔwén; literally "shell bone writing") refers to incised (or, rarely, brush-written) ancient Chinese characters found on oracle bones, which are animal bones or turtle shells used in divination in ancient China.
The vast majority are ox scapulae and tortoise plastrons which record the pyromantic divinations of the royal house of the late Shāng Dynasty, primarily at the capital of Yīn (modern Anyang, Henan Province), around the 14th to 11th centuries BC.
By the early Western Zhou period, these traits had vanished, but in both periods, the script was not highly regular or standardized; variant forms of graphs abound, and the size and orientation of graphs is also irregular.
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 Chinese character - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The earliest Chinese characters are the so called Oracle Script of the late Shang Dynasty, followed by the Bronzeware Script or (金文) jīnwén during the Zhou Dynasty.
Scripts that are still used regularly for print are the "Clerk Script" or 隸書[隶书] lìshū, the "Wei Monumental" or 魏碑 wèibēi, the "Regular Script" or 楷書[楷书] kǎishū, the "Song Style" or 宋體[宋体] sòngtǐ (mainly used in printing and computer fonts), and the "Running Script" or 行書[行书] xíngshū.
Although now nearly extinct in Vietnamese, varying scripts of Chinese characters were used to write the language, with use of Chinese characters becoming limited to ceremonial uses beginning in the 19th century.
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 Chinese character peee.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The earliest Chinese characters are the Oracle bone script of the late Shang Dynasty and the Bronzeware script (金文 jīnwén) of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties.
Scripts that are still used regularly are the " clerical script " (隸書, 隶书 lìshū) of the Qin to Han dynasties, the "Wei monumental script" (魏碑 wèibēi, see Weibei), the " regular script " (楷書, 楷书 kǎishū) used for most printing, and the " semi-cursive script " (行書, 行书 xíngshū) used for most handwriting.
And the character 雲 yún (cloud) was written with the structure 云 in the oracle bone script of the Shang dynasty, and had remained in use later as a phonetic loan in the meaning of to say.
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 Chinese character - Chinese Character - Chinese
Image:HanziZhuan.jpg250pxframeright漢字 in seal scriptsmall seal script, 220 BC The earliest Chinese characters are the so called "Oracle Script" or (甲骨文) jiǎgǔw?n during the Shang Dynasty, followed by the Bronzeware Script or (金文) jīnw?n during the Zhou Dynasty.
Scripts that are still used regularly for print are the "Clerk Script" or 隸書隶书 l?shū, the "Wei Monumental" or 魏碑 w?ibēi, the "Regular Script" or 楷書楷书 kǎishū, the "Song Style" or 宋體宋体 s?ngtǐ (mainly used in printing and computer fonts), and the "Running Script" or 行書行书 x?ngshū.
Although nearly extinct, Vietnamese used varying scripts of Chinese characters to write the language, with use of Chinese characters becoming limited to ceremonial uses beginning in the 19th century.
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 Chinese language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Various written styles are used in Chinese calligraphy, including seal script (篆书/篆書 zhuànshū), cursive script (草书/草書 cǎoshū), clerical script (隶书/隸書 lìshū), and standard script (楷书/楷書 kǎishū, aka regular script).
As with Latin script, a wide variety of typefaces exist for printed Chinese characters, a great number of which are often based on the styles of single calligraphers or schools of calligraphy.
From the 14th to the late 19th century, Vietnamese was written with Chữ nôm, a modified Chinese script incorporating sounds and syllables for native Vietnamese speakers.
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Dongyi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Today, Xu Shen's theory is no longer supported and the research focuses on oracle script and bronzeware script, which he did not investigate.
The graphemes of yi in oracle script and bronzeware script are different from that in seal script.
Some other graphemes in oracle script used to be interpreted as yi but are generally identified as different characters today.
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 Chinese character   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The earliest Chinese characters are the so " Oracle Script " or (甲骨文) jiǎgǔwén during the Shang Dynasty followed by the Bronzeware Script or (金文) jīnwén during the Zhou Dynasty.
Scripts that are still used regularly for are the "Clerk Script" or 隸書[隶书] lìshū "Wei Monumental" or 魏碑 wèibēi the " Regular Script " or 楷書[楷书] kǎishū the "Song Style" 宋體[宋体] sòngtǐ (only in printing) and the Script" or 行書[行书] xíngshū.
Although nearly extinct Vietnamese used varying scripts Chinese characters to write the language with of Chinese characters becoming limited to ceremonial beginning in the 19th century.
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 Chinese language - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
As with Latin script, a wide variety of fonts exist for printed Chinese characters, a great number of which are often based on the styles of single calligraphers or schools of calligraphy.
Note however that since this spans such a broad period of time, it is hardly meaningful to speak of bronzeware script or bronze script as a single entity.
The phagspa script, for example, has been very helpful in reconstructing the pronunciation of pre-modern forms of Chinese.
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 search.com - Chinese character - Search.com Reference
The Jurchen language (ja:女真文字) used an ideographic script consisted of original characters with a few Han borrowings.
Similarly to Japan and Korea, Chinese (especially Classical Chinese) was used by the ruling classes, and the characters were eventually adopted to write Vietnamese.
To express native Vietnamese words which had different pronunciations from the Chinese, Vietnamese developed the Chu Nom script which used various methods to distinguish native Vietnamese words from Chinese.
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 Chinese language information - Search.com
As with Latin script, a wide variety of fonts exist for printed Chinese characters, a great number of which are often based on the styles of single calligraphers or schools of calligraphy.
Note however that since this spans such a broad period of time, it is hardly meaningful to speak of bronzeware script or bronze script as a single entity.
From the 14th to the late 19th century, Vietnamese was written with Chữ nôm, a modified Chinese script incorporating sounds and syllables for native Vietnamese speakers.
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 Simplified Chinese character - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Law of the People's Republic of China on National Language and Common Characters defines Simplified Chinese as the official script, and relegates Traditional Chinese to certain aspects and purposes such as ceremonies, cultural purposes (e.g.
Moreover, some simplified characters are drawn from conventional abbreviated forms that have been in use for centuries; some simplified characters are in fact restorations of ancient forms that had become more complicated over time.
For example, the use of grass script shapes in simplified Chinese is viewed as being incompatible with writing in the regular script or the running script.
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 Chinese language - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It is said that during the reign of Zhou King Xuan (宣王 827-782 BCE), a revision in the form of written characters were undertaken, and these became refered to as the greater seal script or dazhuan.
are used in Chinese calligraphy, including zhuanshu (篆書, seal-script), caoshu (草書, grass script), lishu (隸書, official script) and kaishu (楷書, standard script).
Most linguists classify all of the variations of Chinese as part of the Sino-Tibetan language family and believe that there was an original language, called Proto-Sino-Tibetan, similar to Proto Indo-European, from which the Sinitic and Tibeto-Burman languages descended.
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 More Info on chinese alphabet - - chines alphabet - - chinese alphebet
It was perhaps inspired by the example of Chinese, but the possibility cannot be discounted that it and the Chinese script both descend from a common source such as the Oracle Script.
漢字 in small seal script, 220 BC The earliest Chinese characters are the so called Oracle Script of the late Shang Dynasty, followed by the Bronzeware Script or (金文) jīnwén during the Zhou Dynasty.
According to Bellassen (1989), the average number of strokes in a character is 9.8 (though it is unclear whether this average is weighted or includes traditional characters).
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More daring bronzeware obese and extensive projects will get short shrift if, for the sake of efficiency, researchers stick to archives and materials that are available locally or regionally and do not venture outside either the developed world or established paradigms.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Chinese language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
To add to the complexity, various written styles are used in Chinese calligraphy, including zhuanshu (篆書, "seal-script"), caoshu (草書, "grass script"), lishu (隸書, "official script") and kaishu (楷書, "standard script").
The Vietnamese term for Chinese writing is Han Tu, which was the only available form to express the language until the 14th century, used almost exclusively by Chinese-educated Vietnamese elites.
Vietnamese was, from the 14th century to the end of the 19th century, written with Chu Nom, which was a modified Chinese script that incorporated sounds and syllables appropriate for native Vietnamese speakers.
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 Bronzeware script - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bronzeware script (Chinese: 金文; pinyin: jīn wén or Chinese: 鐘鼎文; pinyin: zhōng dǐng wén) is a family of scripts found on Chinese bronzes such as zhong (bells) and ding (tripods), since bronze artifacts with Chinese characters span many centuries and they have been found in many areas of China.
Jinwen characters are sometimes irregular in shape; that is, they are not as regular in shape or size as modern Chinese characters are.
This page was last modified 20:12, 3 August 2006.
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 Bronzeware script Information
Bronzeware script (金文 pinyin jīn wén or 鐘鼎文 pinyin zhōng dǐng wén) is a family of scripts found on Chinese bronzes such as zhong (bells) and ding (tripods), since bronze artifacts with Chinese characters span many centuries and they have been found in many areas of China.
Jinwen characters are sometime irregular in shape; that is, they are not as regular in shape or size as modern Chinese characters are.
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 Language in India
The script system was developed at least 6,000 years ago, according to the Chinese Morning website.
The writing system for the Chinese language is largely independent of the sounds of the spoken language, and therefore can be used by speakers of all dialect groups.
There are many different scripts that have been used to write Chinese language.
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 moleskinerie: Ancient carvings provide inspiration for icons
The organizers earlier chose stylized calligraphy for the main Olympic logo: a running figure inspired by Chinese characters.
The new set of icons draws on several traditional elements, including Chinese seal script, oracle bone writings and bronzeware script - all simplified into modern graphics.
The pictograms were unveiled in Beijing yesterday at a ceremony that doubled as the start of the two-year countdown to the August 8, 2008, event.
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 Asian Art Forums - Detail List
Unfortuneately, the person selling this cleaned the base with sandpaper.
This exposed the markings which I believe are Bronzeware Script.
Part of the interior of the neck has a very tight spiral line near the top, as if when making the casting they wrapped a thin string around the core.
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 Simplified Chinese character   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Descendants of Hong Kongers and people who emigrated before the simplification will therefore generally be taught Traditional (and in Cantonese), whereas children whose parents are of more recent Mainland origin will probably be taught Simplified.
Proponents say that the Chinese writing system has been changing for millennia: it has already passed through the Oracle Script, Bronzeware Script, Seal Script and Clerical Script stages.
For example, the use of grass script shapes in simplified Chinese is viewed as being incompatible with writing in the regular script or the running script.
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