An older post by ChinoChano brought my attention to an amusing page on Chinese-Tools.com called New Chinese Characters. The characters are created by foreigners using existing character components (some knowledge of Chinese required). Some of them are pretty funny. Anyway, the page inspired me to create a few new characters of my own:
- 口 (mouth) + 蒜 (garlic)
- 口 (mouth) + 死 (death)
- four 口 (mouths) + 女 (woman), arrangement based on 器
- 肉 (meat) on top of 凹 (which means “concave” but represents the taco shell here). (Variant form adds the 鱼 (fish) radical.)
- 贝 (cowrie, used in characters to mean “money,” as in 财, 购) over 众 (used as a pictographic representation of downlines)
- 山 (mountain, but broken)
I suspect I will do more of these in the future. It’s kinda fun.