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Now Out: Essay 1603 on 朕 (the royal "we"), August Newsletter, and 6 New-Monics

The 307th essay has posted! Essay 1603 on 朕 (the royal "we") is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

By focusing on a pronoun that emperors have used for themselves, you enter the world of their pronouncements. Learn why one said it’s as if he were being choked. Enjoy a close reading of the speech Hirohito made when telling his citizens (whom he called his “babies”!) that the war was over. See a photo of the handwritten speech. Also find out why they couldn’t grasp his basic point!  

Also, the August newsletter is now out! Catch up on lots of news and see what the special deal is for September!

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

勘 (1100: to consider)
å ª (1104: to withstand)
甚 (1449: extremely)
匹 (1736: counter for (small) animals)
酪 (1891: dairy product)
彙 (1958: collection)

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