What's New

Now Out: Essay 1317 on 肢 (limb) and 5 New-Monics

The 377th essay has posted! Essay 1317 on 肢 (limb; divided parts) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out about a kanji in which, etymologically, human limbs are likened to tree branches. Learn to refer to physical disabilities in general, to people who have them, to phantom pain, and to types of paralysis. See how the Japanese compare a sexy woman to a certain lithe animal that pops up three times in this essay. And discover how 肢 ended up in a word for “choices.”

Also, Ulrike created the following new-monics (which are free!):

盾 (1375: shield)
循 (1378: circulation)
床 (1389: bed)
硝 (1405: saltpeter)
吏 (1894: public servant)


Add comment

Log in or register to post comments