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Now Out: Essay 1856 on 黙 (silent) and 5 New-Monics

The 374th essay has posted! Essay 1856 on 黙 (silent) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Silence plays a special role in Japanese, where one must often intuit what isn’t said, but that’s just one type of silence. The essay looks at many kinds, such as tacit agreements, unwritten rules, acquiescence, clamming up during quarrels, awed speechlessness, remaining silent after an arrest, silent tributes to the dead, mutism, and viewing a disturbing sight but doing nothing about it.

In conjunction with this posting, I completely revised Radical Note 203 on 黒, the "black" radical, though the text there is still extremely short.

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

粧 (1406: makeup)
詔 (1407: imperial decree)
嬢 (1422: young woman)
譲 (1424: to transfer)
飾 (1427: decoration)


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