Hello I'm currently learning Kanjis ( well I had already JPLT N4 level but I want to speed up my learning ) so I decided to learn meaning and writing of Kanjis through Heisig Method. I'm learning the primitives first on an anki deck ( I also got the books) and sometimes I'm a bit puzzled about the primitive meaning.
Why did he invent the primitive meanings? I have come across meanings such as teepee ( I doubt Middle Age chinese civilisation was aware of American Indian...), scrapbook, missile, staple gun, thanksgiving... he came up with those meanings and that's really too bad, we don't know the true meaning of primitives though I'm sure they exist...Do you now where I could find the true original meaning of the primitive
Also I'm a bit confuse when I see a primitive constructed from other primitive with a '"strange meaning" like "child" made of "hat" and "elbow". How did the guys came up with a construction like that? Where could I find real explanations for the construction of primitives?
Thanks for your enlightenments!