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Is the right componet of 龍 related to 弱?

No, they're not related. The right side of 「龍」 appearing similar to a reflected version of a part of 「弱」 is a coincidence, and is an artefact of seal script shapes. 「龍」 was originally a picture of a ...
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船 composed of characters for vessel, 8, and person?

Unfortunately the glyph origin is not correct. It seems like the method you are using is more aligned into the "break every component down into parts you can recognize" way of memorizing ...
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Are there lists of phonetic components and semantic components?

for oracle bone script: 漢語多功能字庫 甲骨部件表 for bronze script: 漢語多功能字庫 金文部件表 for regular script (楷書) in traditional chinese, the ministry of digital affairs of taiwan 🇹🇼, maintains the website 「...
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Are there lists of phonetic components and semantic components?

{List of Chinese characters in Pinyin sequence sharing the same phonetic element AI, AN ... BA, page 1 of 95} The 韻典網 Yùndiǎnwǎng / Yunndeanwoang website has a multi-page list of phonetics 聲符表 shēngfú ...
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Is the right componet of 龍 related to 弱?

My conclusion after observing the two words is that they are not related. The right component of 龍 depicts the form of a Loong with spikes on its back; while 弱 seems to relate to decorative features ...
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How many unique glyphs do you need to know to learn Chinese?

Well, average literate adult knows approximately 8-10,000 characters, many of them in that caregory of rarely used//outdated from school studies of old texts etc. Only counting high school education ...
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船 composed of characters for vessel, 8, and person?

Sagart (1999) interprets Old Chinese 船, semantic 舟 (“boat”) + phonetic 㕣, as a nominal derivate of the verb 沿 (“to go downstream a river”). https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E8%88%B9#Chinese 㕣(八口) - ...
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