March 17, 2009
by Cinnabar

Lost in Translation

I have been trying to learn more Chinese and Japanese vocabulary, which obviously includes learning to recognize characters. As I’ve been approaching this more attentively I’ve become even more aware than usual of the number of objects in my environment … Continue reading

March 26, 2008
by Cinnabar

the Words for Tea

Have you ever wondered why, when most of the major tea-growing regions of the world, including China, where the tea plant was originally cultivated, all use some variant of the word “cha” to indicate tea and the plant that it … Continue reading