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Now Out: Essay 1367 on 叔 (parent's younger sibling) and 5 New-Monics

The 288th essay has posted! Essay 1367 on 叔 (parent's younger sibling) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out how two ancient Chinese brothers influenced current Japanese terms for “uncle” and “aunt,” lending them amazing specificity (though the terms don’t distinguish actual relatives from those close to the family). Decide whether 叔 has an inherent gender. Learn what to call a woman if you want to annoy her. And see why a type of fish is named “old man.”  

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

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

昼 (172: daytime)
聞 (200: to hear)
駅 (233: station)
尺 (884: old unit of length)
沢 (1552: marsh)


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