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Now Out: Essay 1847 on 銘 (Inscription), 2 Revisions, and 5 New-Monics

The 246th essay has posted! Essay 1847 on 銘 (inscription; established name; to engrave on one’s mind) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This kanji often gives items a stamp of approval. Inscriptions on metal vases, pottery, or swords convey authenticity. The prefix 銘- deems products (e.g., cakes and sakés) “exclusively made” and “of high quality." The term for "brand name" includes 銘, drawing on the connection between 銘 and reputation. And a great product engraves itself on your mind—again involving 銘!

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

Also, revisions of two essays have posted:

essay 1187 on 隅 (corner; inconspicuous place)

essay 1776 on 柄 (character, nature; build; design; handle)

Details about the changes are at the links. If you've bought these essays before or if you have a subscription, you can download the new versions for free.

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

甘 (1093: sweet)
紺 (1279: dark blue)
媒 (1692: mediation)
某 (1811: a certain (person or thing))
謀 (1818: scheme)


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