I’m a new dude on this site, I have only finished the first radicals review. Now that I have a bit of time before the next one, I thought I should ask what’s been on my mind:
1. Should I be worried about how to pronounce radicals?
What I’m worried about here is that while I know what the radical ‘person’ looks like, I don’t know how to speak it. For example, if someone were to ask “How do you say the radical for ‘person’?”, then silence would be my answer.
2. If I should be worried, then where can I find how to pronounce them?
I find this site very hard to use - it has a lot of things and most of it seems completely unnecessary for me. Even after having randomly clicked around a bit, I didn’t find any page where I could learn to speak radicals.
3. If I shouldn’t be worried, then how are radicals referred to in Japanese?
What I mean, is that if radicals don’t really have any way to say them out loud (if they do, then please do answer my 2nd question), then how do you refer to them? For example, the radical for ‘tree’. I read from somewhere that the word (kanji) forest contains three ‘tree’ radicals. How would you say that?