A reading without vocab to reinforce?

Today i stumbled upon the 枝 kanji (branch) whose taught reading is し, onyomi…
No vocab in wanikani uses this reading, as far as i see, which surprises me a little, arent you?

The kunyomi, えだ, is very common, and indeed taught twice in vocab.

Anyway, i thought wanikani was kind of teaching usually most often seen readings, and at least, always associate a vocab to the taught #1 kanji reading (the one we first see when learning a kanji in wanikani)

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Hm, with that reading, I know the words 枝葉 and 枝垂れ柳, but yes, it feels a bit strange to give that reading first. えだ is indeed more common.

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Maybe they are doing it that way because they don’t have any vocab for the reading? Since you learn the other reading as vocab?

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There’s two different towns near me that use the し reading of 枝 so I think it’s still good to know? After some quick research it seems to have more compounds where it’s し (51) than えだ (42), but as you can see that’s rather close. It also seems to be し more often when used in tree terminology, like 樹枝 (but don’t quote me on that, I didn’t do very in-depth research).

But yeah, it’s a little weird, I will admit :joy:

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Yeah well… :upside_down_face:

I was just expecting wanikani to always include at least 1 vocab that uses the taught reading (to help memorize it).

I guess i am wrong ! :laughing:

Thats the first time i notice that. Did you ever notice that for some other kanji in wanikani?

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I didn’t notice anything ever. I just plowed through sweat_smile

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Yeah. There’s a couple of handfuls of kanji in the 50-60 levels that have no vocabulary at all.

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It’s rare, but I’m glad! Even though this one is quite intuitive given the srrong phonetic component of 支, I often find myself wishing WK would teach the on’yomi of many more kanji, even if they don’t have the vocab for it. Often I find myself coming across a kanji in a compound, that I have learned on WK, but was taught kun’yomi only, so I still don’t know how to read it.

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I think it can be difficult… for me at least. But will try. Learned something about this thread. Thanks guys!

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