As I have explained before, most kanji characters have two types of readings: on’yomi and kun’yomi. Today’s character has only on’yomi and the sound “jō” does not tell us that it means redundant. While this character already means redundant, we need a redundant word to mean redundant. To make a redundant explanation short, we have jōchō, a word for redundancy. Both sound and characters express redundancy.
Jōzetsu is eloquence. Jōdan is a joke or a jest. The dan of jōdan means conversation.
Somebody coined the word jōku meaning a joke.
- Draw the dot to the left.
- Draw the hook.
- Draw the sweeping stroke.
- Draw the crooked stroke. The first part is horizontal. The second part is a curve with an upward turn.