I have made a new daybook in Japanese. It is chiefly for young men and women at Fukushima University. But anyone interested may come.
Most of word-processing or picture-processing machines, online or offline, do their work by controlling electrons, very small bits whose moves make electric current. Those machines are electronic machines. We send out mails, or notes and letters, out of our machines eletronically, and get mails from our friends all over the earth. Years back, the name of those electronic mails became short ones like "e-mails" or "emails." Now boys and girls say those online letters are only "mails."
I. A. Richards, when teaching English in China, got more and more interested in teaching Basic English to starters. He kept working on it after coming to Harvard, helped by Christine Gibson. Their step-by-step way of teaching had a growth into a new system, with books like English through Pictures, French through Pictures, German through Pictures, Hebrew through Pictures, and so on.
An opening part of Arms and the Man, in Basic, is online. It is at the Basic English Institute of Mr. Bauer.
"Who's there? . . . Who's there? Who is that?"
Walking stick is the name of what you take in your hand to keep you in good balance when you have a hard time in walking, because your legs are feeble, you are on a hard road, or going up a mountain.
|Picture by Mr. J. Josh Snodgrass.|