## Learning to Read and Write Kanji Row 29

As with other posts in this series, this is the results of a test I took today, Friday, Aug 13th, 2021.

I got 4 wrong, all of which were from previous rows. I cheated on two from this row, which means I need to learn them today. They are and . For 節 I blanked and for 越 I drew the part, but forgot the part. Note how this grade 8 kanji is made up of a kanji not in the jouyou kanji and a grade 2 kanji. Because it's so simple, 戊 is acceptable as part of a jouyou kanji. When I say simple, I mean it's the pike radical with a stroke added to make it more structurally sound. If you're incredulous about my structurally sound claim, I hope I can convince you.

```import kanjiradical1_3
c = []
stabilizer = []
for k in b:
found_in_jouyou = False
c.append(i)
found_in_jouyou = True
break
```

In this script, I determine which of the kanji that have the pike radical 戈 have the stabilizer radicalノ and which grade each of them has.

```grade_stabilized = [c[i] for i in range(len(stabilizer)) if stabilizer[i]]
[11, 8, 11, 11, 11, 8, 8, 6, 11, 8, 11, 11, 8, 8, 9, 9, 8, 11, 6, 11, 8, 11, 9, 6, 11, 10, 11, 10, 11, 6, 11, 3, 6, 11, 11, 11, 4, 4, 11, 11, 11, 11]

grade_unstabilized = [c[i] for i in range(len(stabilizer)) if not stabilizer[i]]
[9, 11, 11, 5, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 4, 11, 10, 5, 9, 8, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 8, 11, 11, 11, 11, 8, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 4, 11, 11, 8, 9, 8, 8, 11, 11, 6, 11, 11, 11, 11, 8, 11, 11, 8, 11, 11, 5, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 10, 11, 6, 10, 5, 11, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8, 9, 11, 8, 11, 8, 10, 6, 11, 11, 11, 4, 5, 8, 11, 9, 11, 11]
```

We find that there are more kanji without the stabilizer than with the stabilizer. Let's find out how many are not in jouyou.

```len([x for x in grade_stabilized if x <= 8])
16
```

16/42 of the stabilized are in jouyou (38%). 27/100 of the unstabilized are in jouyou (27%). Of the jouyou, what is the average grade?

```sum([x for x in grade_stabilized if x <= 8])/16
6.5625
sum([x for x in grade_unstabilized if x <= 8])/27
6.777777777777778
```

We find that the average grade of stabilized kanji is 6.6. We find the unstabilized kanji are slightly higher grade of 6.8. Let's quickly check to see that I didn't make an error in the way I checked the presence of the stabilizer in jouyou kanji.

```kanji_stabilized = [(b[i], c[i]) for i in range(len(stabilizer)) if stabilizer[i] and c[i] <= 8]
[('憾', 8), ('幾', 8), ('戚', 8), ('城', 6), ('威', 8), ('滅', 8), ('蔑', 8), ('歳', 8), ('蔵', 6), ('茂', 8), ('臓', 6), ('誠', 6), ('感', 3), ('盛', 6), ('機', 4), ('成', 4)]
```

Of the kanji considered stabilized, two were not: 幾 and 機. 幾 is grade 8, 機 is grade 4. That would bring the average grade down, so we can do that.

```kanji_unstabilized = [(b[i], c[i]) for i in range(len(stabilizer)) if not stabilizer[i] and c[i] <= 8]
[('義', 5), ('議', 4), ('減', 5), ('戯', 8), ('伐', 8), ('犠', 8), ('戦', 4), ('栽', 8), ('戴', 8), ('賊', 8), ('域', 6), ('惑', 8), ('閥', 8), ('職', 5), ('越', 8), ('畿', 8), ('裁', 6), ('織', 5), ('餓', 8), ('繊', 8), ('儀', 8), ('載', 8), ('戒', 8), ('我', 6), ('械', 4), ('識', 5), ('箋', 8)]
```

Of the kanji considered unstabilized, only 減 is stabilized. It is grade 5, so it will bring the average grade down. Note that this must be a mistake, considering the radicals radkfile.txt says this kanji has are: 亅 口 汁 and 戈.

```grade_unstabilized.pop(12)
5
8
4
sum([x for x in grade_stabilized if x <= 8])/15
6.533333333333333
sum([x for x in grade_unstabilized if x <= 8])/28
6.785714285714286
```

I added on 5 random kanji that I was having trouble remembering yesterday, which should make each test I do more difficult. In this test they were: , , , , and . I drew a wrong version of instead of because of a type 1 (synonym) and type 2 (loss of detail) error. I did the same thing with and . I made a type 1 error on writing . I forgot despite thinking about it recently.

What else is going on in my life? I swam on Tuesday 火曜日に泳ぎました. It's hot again また暑いです. I'm using keigo (polite ます-form and です) just because I can. You can clearly see how informal this blog is, but I don't want to start off with informal speech, which I can definitely do.

Until next time!

I'll hopefully post all tests as I pass them. Wish me .

Javantea out.