I do believe I’m trying to get some sort of idea of how to properly visualize the kanji radical positions correctly, but also, connect the right radicals if they are like left, middle, or right? Up, middle, or down? Separated partially by some other radical?
[case in study is “rejoice” where “drum” is separated by “mouth”]. I just can’t tell if that’s helpful as to know as to recognize the kanji! Or how to do it. I just struggle on as I’ve been doing thus far, but the more kanji and radicals you know the more complex the combinations are going to get.
(right now, it gets confusing. I might remember the components, but not how to fit them together, their positions. It’s usually about their meaning, though, not reading for me. (But, I’m also self-learned in Japanese for like 14 years, so I do know the vocabulary. But, not really what kanji goes with what word and how that’s read on principle. As the Star Wars saying goes: “You have to unlearn what you have learnt!”)