Sept 14, 2021, 21:07
Does 湿 look like a landscape?
In Chinese 湿 （shi, the first tone) means ‘wet’. Why？The three-drop-water on the your left of 湿 refers to ’streams‘；The top part on the right side is 日 that shapes like the Sun since its ancient form was a round circle with a short horizon line inside; Then how do you think of 业？ Does it symbol wild plants growing on the ground?
In general，I think 湿 is a nice drawing where there is plenty of water with the Sun shining overhead, that environment is good for wild plants to grow. This reminds me what I saw in the suburb of the Dongying city where you can enjoy beautiful scenery including kinds of trees and many sorts of rare wild birds.
We have 湿地 for ’wetland'. 地 （di, the forth tone) is 土(tu, the first tone，earth) plus 也(ye, the third tone，is). So 地 means ‘ground' or ’land'. In fact one single word 湿 is enough for the meaning of 湿地!