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Now Out: Essay 1798 on 倣 (to imitate), a New Game Format, and 5 New-Monics

The 275th essay has posted! Essay 1798 on 倣 (to imitate) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Although 倣 pops up in words for “copycat” and “counterfeit goods,” it’s not all bad. Imitation may lead to innovation. As one Japanese writer said, “Imitation is the mother of originality, its only real mother.” Our kanji also factors into terms for following in people’s footsteps. Back on the dark side, find out what the “Trump Cannon” is, and see why the Asahi Shimbun is hated!

Using the accompanying game on the Character Home Page, you can practice the vocabulary in the essay after reading it. And when you do so, you'll notice that we have a new game format, thanks to Jonathan Kirk of Kanshudo! Many thanks to him for his brilliant design!

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

祥 (1398: auspicious)
詳 (1409: detailed)
鐘 (1414: bell)
醸 (1425: to brew)
杉 (1467: cedar)


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