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Now Out: Essay 1563 on 丹 (vermilion) and 5 New-Monics

The 404th essay has posted! Essay 1563 on 丹 (vermilion; sincerity; mental energy) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out which hues 丹 represents. (It’s complicated!) Learn to use 丹 to discuss great effort and careful work. See how a mineral gave rise to the shape and meaning of our kanji, and find out why the ancient Chinese fatally consumed this mineral in the pursuit of immortality. Also see why the Japanese revere the peony, and read about its connection to mochi, windfalls, and shrimp.

Also, Ulrike created the following new-monics:

遅 (1574: slow)
抵 (1612: to resist)
邸 (1613: residence)
殿 (1632: large stately building)
吐 (1634: to spew)


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