Perhaps there is a monstrous origin to it, after all. In most cases the semantic indicator is also the radical under which the character is listed in dictionaries. Your co-workers shifted in their seats. I imagine them flying out from the blazed blasts unscathed, their tiny black-and-red wings flickering like charred debris, so that, looking up, you can no longer fathom the explosion they came from, only a family of butterflies floating in clean, cool air, their wings finally, after so many conflagrations, fireproof.
I ran until I forgot I was ten, until my heartbeat was all I could remember of my name. You nodded, your eyes sober behind your mask. Nuur Bile, Borama.
You leaned forward. His name lunged to the fore of my mouth before I caught it. What do we mean when we say survivor?
These characters are composed of two parts: one of a limited set of characters the semantic indicator, often graphically simplified which suggests the general meaning of the compound character, and another character the phonetic indicator whose pronunciation suggests the pronunciation of the compound character.
A hand, a flash, a reckoning.
A fucking horse?