I’m asking because I want to add my own mnemonics to radicals that don’t really match the kanji. Sure, it make sense to associate 王 radical with king because that’s what the kanji means. But for some others, if the only reason for a mnemonic is to have a word associated with the picture, I can make up my own with no downsides. I want to be able to tell when this is the case.
For example, the following radicals would be “tagged”; their mnemonics important:
水、王、止、丁、引, etc. So radicals that are also kanji (but probably there are other types here that i just dont know about. “strong” radicals maybe? Idk
And the following radicals would be untagged, encouraging me to give my own mnemonics:
wolverine ヨ This is just “yo”, I already have a mnemonic
leader イ Again, this is just “i”
loiter イ＋テ 's lovechild
umbrella ok that one i would keep
spoon ヒ again, thats just “hi”
Is there a way to tell, or do i have to inspect the kanji each radical is used in to examine if the mnemonic is context-appropriate or just random words?