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Now Out: Essay 2070 on 椎 (spine) and 4 Revisions

The 376th essay has posted! Essay 2070 on 椎 (spine; Castanopsis) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This kanji yokes two very disconnected topics. With its on-yomi, 椎 primarily represents “spine,” so it appears in terms related to vertebrae, spinal diseases, and disc herniation. But with its kun-yomi, 椎 means “Castanopsis,” a type of tree. In that world we discover delicious nuts that look like acorns and even find our way to shiitake mushrooms, which grow on Castanopsis logs.

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Ulrike has the week off and will return with more new-monics soon.


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