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Now Out: Essay 1054 on 箇 (counter for things), a Radical Note, and 7 New-Monics

The 173rd essay has posted! Essay 1054 on 箇 (counter for things; item; place) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Have you been confused about -箇 versus -個 as a counter? If so, you're not alone. This problem has existed for millennia! To complicate matters further, the Japanese generally replace -箇 with -か, -カ, -ヵ, -ケ, or -ヶ. And one doesn't even pronounce -ケ as け! This essay sorts out all such muddles and puts 箇 "in its place," showing how to use it to mean "place" and how to count places.

Using the accompanying Phrase Maze game on the Character Home Page, you can practice the vocabulary in the essay after reading it. 

Radical Note 118 on the 竹 (bamboo) radical has also posted. This resource is free!

Finally, Ulrike has produced a new batch of new-monics (which are also free!):

古 (109: old)
首 (139: head)
道 (188: way)
分 (199: to divide)
導 (759: to guide)
貧 (777: poverty)
呈 (1611: to present)


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