JOK Notebook

Between the Lines

If you saw the following term, what would you think it meant:

指針 (ししん)     finger, toe; to point to; nominate; instruct + needle

In the breakdown I've temporarily listed all the major meanings of 指, though obviously they don't all apply here. Choose the relevant definitions of the compound...

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Essay 1856 on 黙 (silent) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect next on Joy o' Kanji:

May 29: Essay 1856 on (silent)

May 31: ...

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What's New

Now Out: Radical Note 14 on the "Katakana Wa" Radical and 5 New-Monics

Radical Note 14 on 冖, the "katakana wa" radical, has posted. This resource is free!

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

触 (1428: to...

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Radical Note 14 on 冖 Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect next on Joy o' Kanji:

May 22: Radical Note 14 on 冖 (the "katakana wa" radical)

May 29: ...

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Now Out: Essay 1330 on 軸 (axis) and 6 New-Monics

The 373rd essay has posted! Essay 1330 on 軸 (axis; axle) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

From Earth’s axis to a penholder, from a car axle to the shaft of a feather, 軸 represents...
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