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What I Need to Know

Let's start with a quiz, but not the usual fanciful kind in which you needn't know anything beforehand. This is the opposite; it's about what I very much need to know. I'm talking about two constructions with multiple yomi:

• the suffix -ไธญ, which one can read as -ใกใ‚…ใ† or -ใ˜ใ‚…ใ†
• the verb ้–‹ใ (to open), which one can read as ใ‚ใ or ใฒใ‚‰ใ

When does...

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Essay 2079 on ็žณ (pupil (of eye)) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect after a short summer vacation for Joy o' Kanji:

July 31: essay 2079 on ็žณ (pupil (of eye); eye; iris (of eye)) 

July 31...

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Now Out: Essay 1310 on ๅ‚˜ (Umbrella), 5 Games and Revisions, and 7 New-Monics

The 176th essay has posted! Essay 1310 on ๅ‚˜ (umbrella, parasol; umbrella-shaped object) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out how paper umbrellas are made and why they're rare...

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Mechanical Failure

There are times when life just cracks you open, aren't there? 

I usually feel almost like a robot, but not in a bad sense at all. Rather, I love that I'm highly regulated and capable of keeping up routines. I work like crazy, then squeeze in some exercise, and then get right back to work, capping off a full day with taped episodes of the The Big Bang Theory (where...

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Essay 1310 on ๅ‚˜ (umbrella) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect next week on Joy o' Kanji:

July 17: Essay 1310 on ๅ‚˜ (umbrella, parasol; something shaped like an umbrella) 

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