Thank you in advance or your help. I am working on a small word puzzle in which the puzzle's creator uses some Mandarin characters. There is one that I have not been able to identify. It might be a character with a meaning on its own, or it might be a radical. It might be flipped in reverse. There are no other strokes near this character or radical.
I think there are 3 likely options:
- This character has no meaning and is simply meant to look like a Chinese character by imitating the strokes.
- This character does have a meaning on its own, without any other strokes or characters added.
- This is a radical that is part of a character, and that character has a meaning. My guess is that this will be the correct option, but that is just a guess.
In trying to identify this character, I do not know whether it matters that the vertical stroke peeks out above the horizontal stroke. I do not know if it matters that the left side of the horizontal stroke is longer than the right side.
Thank you so much in advance for your help. As you can see, with my level of knowledge, it would be difficult for me to identify the correct character or radical. If it is a radical, it would then be tough for me to determine whether there are many characters that use this radical.