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Now Out: Essay 1773 on 丙 (third (in order or quality)), 2 Revisions, and 5 New-Monics

The 281st essay has posted! Essay 1773 on 丙 (third (in order or quality)) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Through this essay you’ll find out when the Japanese use the system of sequencing and ranking that includes 丙, and you’ll see why 丙 is excluded more often than not. With an explanation of the sexagenary system, you’ll come to understand how 丙 relates to the 12 zodiacal kanji. And you’ll discover how 丙 can factor into the name of the fifth day of a month while meaning “third”!

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

Also, two essay revisions have posted:

essay 1041 on 乙 (second (in order or quality); strange; stylish; "fishhook" radical)

essay 1624 on 笛 (woodwind instrument; whistle; horn)

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

決 (271: decision)
植 (321: plant)
旗 (451: flag)
協 (461: cooperation)
産 (491: to give birth)


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