? about . for kanji readings

I have been digging into a few kanji that I am struggling to remember. I am only on level two. below and above have alot of kun readings for them. I noticed some have a . between them. Does the . have any significance?

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The . shows you which part of the word is โ€œinsideโ€ the kanji and which part sticks out. For example, ใ•.ใ’ใ‚‹ is written as ไธ‹ใ’ใ‚‹ whereas ใใ .ใ™ is written as ไธ‹ใ™.


Thank you for clearing that up for me.

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How about the - in front of ใƒผใใ ใ™๏ผŽ

For use as a suffix, like in ่ฆ‹(ใฟ)ไธ‹(ใใ )ใ™ or ้ฃฒ(ใฎ)ใฟไธ‹(ใใ )ใ™


So its basically saying the - is any other kanji not already specified by a reading that ends with ไธ‹ใ™ is read as ?ใใ’ใ™?

Not necessarily a kanji, but another โ€œwordโ€ (in so far as that term has a clearly defined definition in Japanese).

ใใ ใ™ can be used as an auxiliary verb, where it means โ€œto do something in one goโ€, and in that usage it gets tacked onto the stem form of another verb, hence use as a suffix.

This comes down to how Japanese constructs a lot of its grammar, which is essentially by tacking words (often auxiliary verbs or adjectives) onto other words.


Whereโ€™d this one spring from? Thatโ€™s not a word in Japanese, much less a reading for ไธ‹. :slightly_smiling_face:

But yeah, some of the simplest kanji have absurd numbers of readings. Luckily, you probably wonโ€™t enounter more than a handful of them on a regular basis, and the okurigana (i.e. the hiragana ending that โ€œsticks outโ€) tells you which specific reading to use. ไธ‹ใŒใ‚‹ is ใ•ใŒใ‚‹, ไธ‹ใ‚‹ is ใใ ใ‚‹, ไธ‹ใ‚Šใ‚‹ is ใŠใ‚Šใ‚‹ and so forth.


Proposal for ็”Ÿ to be able to be read every single mora:


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