I have a problem remembering what words rendaku by brute force memorization, so when I found this Tofugo article I was naturally exited.
The article basically has 2 main ideas:
- Japanese Origin Words Do Rendaku
- Chinese Origin Words Do Not Rendaku
However, it doesn’t say how do you know which words have a Japanese origin and which have a Chinese one. Without a clear marker this is actually more difficult to remember than rendaku perse.
Without their guide I need to remember the word’s meaning, reading and whether or not it rendakues using bare memorization. With their guide I need to remeber the words’ meaning, reading and origin, which is arguably more work than the first option because not all words rendaku but all words have an origin.
Am I missing something here?