Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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'Uncleftish Beholding'

Viz will begin releasing Maison Ikkoku on DVD this summer. *-*

Awwww! I want one! (I wonder if they're hard to housetrain? And whether they roost on top of the lamps? And whether one might eat the cat...?)

na(ku), na(ru)
meaning: non-human cry
小鳴き声 == nakigoe == cry of an animal
ぴよぴよ鳴く == piyopiyonaku == to peep/cheep

Left radical is 'mouth' (口), right is 'bird' (鳥). Thus, 'bird call', later expanded in meaning to cover any animal cry. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Bird's mouth produces non-human cry'

Note the serendipitous allusion to Maison Ikkoku...

Stroke order:
Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Dicionário de Kanji

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