Monthly Archives: December 2013

心無しで柴犬がなくなる(2)

This is しぬ and the working is as follows: 柴犬 in syllables is しばいぬ. Remove the “heart” (心) from this and you are left with the outer two syllables, which can also be written 死ぬ “to die”, which is another sense … Continue reading

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The opera-a-week challenge

New game for 2014: see an opera a week. Some rules spring to mind: Cinema showings and DVDs count, but CDs don’t. Concert and semi-staged performances count. Plays in Ancient Greek count. Musicals don’t count. Carmen is an opera for … Continue reading

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