Ancient Chinese characters

The other day I heard about an interesting video on YouTube that shows the ancient forms of 36 Chinese characters via an animated cartoon in which the characters come to life. The commentary is all in Mandarin, but there are some English explanations in the information about the video.

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0 Responses to Ancient Chinese characters

  1. TJ says:

    The video is just amazing!

    kinda hard to follow the characters on the right when they appear and the main cartoon… so I decided to leave the characters and follow the cartoon story 🙂

  2. d.m.falk says:

    I have this on a VCD I bought from China via eBay a couple years back. (The selling point was a well-done cartoon about 3 monks, entirely accented by erhu, flute and percussion… The best erhu playing can bring out the sounds of birds, water, even raw emotion, both happy and sad.)


  3. Caenwyr says:

    I loved that video! I don’t get a word of the text but the animation of the characters (and the fact that they show the modern characters too) makes it a very interesting cartoon!

  4. Penkyamp says:

    Penkyamp special character input software

    Hello, Simon Ager: I am a developer of Cantonese Penkyamp educational materials.
    I got some exciting news here: an Input software that can speedily input Penkyamp special characters (Latin vowels and vocal consonants with diacritics) has been developed by Foxs, and is ready for download on various sites, including some Chinese language forums. It’d be a bonus if you understand some Chinese.

    Here are the links:


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