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Reviews by Charles M Richmond

Remembering the kanji series

The one reason that I don't reccommend Heisig's Kanji books is that the student will inevitably learn erroneous derivations, confusing the actual meaning of the radicals with Heisig's mnemonic suggestions. If Heisig had done the extra work to be accurate historically like Henshall did in his book, ... read more

A reader of handwritten Japanese

I have this book and it has been a life saver a few times! The notes and appendices are worth their weight in platinum. Who would have guessed that 第 has a 4 stroke abbreviation. I can not seem to directly type this abbreviation, but it looks like オ with a stroke in the top left corner. That said, the main use is as a template for correspondence.

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