獣の奏者 prologue, part 1 discussion

It’s a little of both. I started picking this up on my own when going through WaniKani, and then I found this wonderful script that adds this information during lessons/reviews and on item pages on WaniKani. This helped me confirm a lot of what I’d already discovered, identify exceptions, and of course also notice phonetic components that I hadn’t noticed myself.

In the specific case of 鱗, it went like this:

  1. This feels like a リン. I wonder why I think that?
  2. Confirms that the on’yomi is リン by looking on jisho.
  3. Searches for similar looking kanji.
  4. Finds 隣. Oh, no wonder I thought that.

There have been several times where I correctly guessed the on’yomi for a kanji I’d never seen before, which is certainly handy for looking them up in a dictionary.

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