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revised Are kanji characters made up of radicals only or could they contain strokes that are not radicals?
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comment what does 言われなくちゃなんねェんだよ mean?
I'm curious why this was down-voted. If there's something wrong with it I'd like to know.
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revised Are kanji characters made up of radicals only or could they contain strokes that are not radicals?
The question does not really allow a yes or no answer, so I removed "no".
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comment Are kanji characters made up of radicals only or could they contain strokes that are not radicals?
@hippietrail You caught me there. I had hoped that the sentence directly following my "no" would have resolved any ambiguity with regard to which part of the question I said no, but perhaps not. To be safe, I probably have to edit the answer a bit. Thanks for your feedback. :-)
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comment Are kanji characters made up of radicals only or could they contain strokes that are not radicals?
@hippietrail Your (1) is incomplete, it should be: No, not all kanji are made up of radicals only. Some are, others are not. (2) is not what I wanted to say, bc kanji can contain strokes that (historically) are not radicals. In the extended answer I tried to say that in theory you can invent an indexing system to point at each and every stroke, but I would call that cheating. :-) BTW kanji already means "character" (litt. Chinese character, in practice sino-japanese character bc the Japanese added a few). Hope this helps.
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answered Difference between 自分 and 自分自身 and how to reflect their difference in English
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answered Difference between Noun+な and Noun+だという
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comment Are kanji characters made up of radicals only or could they contain strokes that are not radicals?
@Lukman Thanks for your reply! (still learning the ropes here). I'm not surprised to see that you wanted to restrict your answer to 楷書 but I simply tried to cover every angle of the question as it stood (for better or worse I like covering all bases). However, I do think the existing alternatives to 楷書 transcend personal styles and believe things might change even further (even our alphabet is still developing, recently Germany tried to obsolete ß).
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comment Are kanji characters made up of radicals only or could they contain strokes that are not radicals?
@Alenanno Thanks for the edit, I did know how to make proper notes yet!
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revised Are kanji characters made up of radicals only or could they contain strokes that are not radicals?
Add ending, to answer the second question (implied by the first one) as well.
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answered How to use 〜かのよう{に・な・だ}
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revised Are kanji characters made up of radicals only or could they contain strokes that are not radicals?
typo: stoke - stroke