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Now Out: Essay 1461 on 曖 (Unclear)

The 224th essay has posted! Essay 1461 on 曖 (unclear) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This essay teaches you how to complain about vague comments, ambiguous replies, obscure explanations, uncertain stances, and lax attitudes. Moreover, the text touches on the role of ambiguity in Japanese culture, "aimai" accents in Japan, and disambiguation in computer contexts. Also find out about an unexpected connection between Oscar Wilde and Yukio Mishima!

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

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

事 (293: thing)
囲 (422: to encircle)
紀 (449: era)
残 (493: to remain)
焼 (509: to burn)


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