There are several words for walls, fences and hedges and I can't get clear in my mind what's what.
First let me clarify the English meanings (at least as I think of them):
- A hedge is a boundary to a garden, field or property made from plants/trees/shrubs.
- A fence is a boundary to a garden, field or property typically made from wood or wire mesh.
- A wall is a boundary to a garden, field or property made from brick/stone/concrete.
- A wall is also a side of a building or of a room in a building.
With those definitions in mind could someone please classify the following words: 壁, 塀, 垣, 生垣, any other words that spring to mind.
I'm assuming that 生垣 unambiguously means 'hedge' given the 生 kanji implying life, but I'm very confused about the others.