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A new book to learn Japanese kanji through real etymologies

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(2017-03-16, 12:32 pm)fkb9g Wrote: Thanks for your response!

Seeley & Henshall's 2016 book The Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji also covers the jōyō kanji with their bone script etymologies. Your book looks like it is better in a few ways:
  • less crowded page layout improves legibility
  • fewer irrelevant historical/speculative notes
  • better bone script glyphs (Henshall's are muddy and often illegible)
Also, a correction: the jōyō list has 2136 kanji (not 2163 or 2146).
Although Henshall does give a short, snappy mnemonic for each kanji which is why I like his book.....
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RE: A new book to learn Japanese kanji through real etymologies - by phil321 - 2017-03-16, 1:51 pm