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Old 11-03-2010, 07:32 AM   #7
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: kanji for, and meaning of, suki

Hello Niall,

Actually, I stated nothing about etymology in this thread except to give a book reference.

Best wishes, as always.


Niall Matthews wrote: View Post
The radical on the left hand side I think means bridge.
On the right hand side there is
小 small
日 day or sun
小 small

So although John and Peter are right of course about etymology it is not inconceivable that there is a nuance of a chink of sunlight... It helps me to remember it, anyway!

A book I liked a lot was A guide to remembering Japanese characters by Kenneth G. Henshall. It explains a lot of interesting stuff about etymology clearly and simply.

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