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Now Out: Essay 1213 on 倹 (thrifty), Radical Note 28, 4 Revisions, and 5 New-Monics

The 431st essay has posted! Essay 1213 on 倹 (thrifty; modest) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out why the Japanese have long valued thrift—but less so now. Read about the tyranny of gift exchanges. Learn to say, “He scrimped and saved for many years,” “To make our house payments, we'll have to tighten our belts,” and “Though he is fairly well off, he is frugal. He takes after his father in that respect.” Also see how John Lennon and Yoko Ono connect to this discussion of frugality.

Also, Radical Note 28 on the “katakana mu" radical 厶 has posted. Find out about a radical with no fixed meaning, a shape that has helped people represent whatever they needed to depict in the moment.

Furthermore, four essay revisions have posted:

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Finally, Ulrike created the following new-monics:

忌 (1122: mourning)
渓 (1199: ravine)
迅 (1448: quick)
陣 (1450: battle formation)
尋 (1451: to investigate)


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