I am currently on a quest to learn how to hand write the 2000 most commonly used Kanji. This requires lots of memorization, so efficiency is important.
I have come across Kanji that have strokes with little "extra tails", created from a slightly extra-long stroke. I found that they are often referred to as はね. Or in English, they can be called "jumps". For example:
When splitting this kanji into three separate parts:
- the left part has two jumps on the bottom, with the left tail being slightly longer
- the upper right part has no jumps
- the lower right part has two jumps on the bottom, of equal length.
How important are the jumps?
When handwriting Kanji, does it matter if these jumps are of the correct length? Would the Kanji still be understandable without correct jumps? Would natives find it annoying, for example, if I didn't include the jumps at all?
I am asking because the less little things I have to memorize, the faster I can learn the Kanji.