Hello! I’m having some issues understanding the rules/readings of Japanese numbers and have some questions if you’d be so kind.
Today I entered my reviewing session and was prompted with 七. Wanikani teaches us the On’yomi reading is シチ. It had been stressed that this sounds like ‘death’, so instead we should read as なな (Kun’yomi). This has led to some confusion as I was marked correct for using シチ. Is this an oversight with the review system?
Additionally, I was hoping for some clarification with the number eight. If eight things is 八つ and we’re taught the Kun’yomi for 八 is やっつ, would that not mean eight things should be yattsutsu?
Apologies if these questions sound dim-witted. I tried to search for related questions and used Jisho to find the correct readings but it seems it’s a subtle difference that I cannot grasp alone.