Let's study Japanese kana!

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Postby Ozymandias » 2003-06-09, 1:54

Thanks Daniel! :P

I've always wanted to know the difference between the Katakana and the Hiragana!

I must say that it looks incredably difficult to use three types of writing in the same sentance. But, I'm ready for a challange! (Or maybe I'm just a fool.)

Anyway: you can count me as a student.


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Postby inken » 2003-06-09, 9:18

Well I do know Hiragana, Katakana and some Kanji...but I think some
refreshment can never hurt. Katakana is for some reasons the most difficult
of all three systems for me,as I always keep on forgetting especially these
characters. So I'm eager to join, too. ^__^
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Postby Car » 2003-06-09, 9:40

I'll join, too! :)

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Postby Christiaan » 2003-06-09, 11:31

Great! Me too!
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Postby Ozymandias » 2003-06-09, 20:23

Exercise 1:

1. すし.................とうきょう.........(5)
2. きもの..............げいしゃ............(4)
3. ふとん..............まんが...............(6)
4. げいしゃ...........すし..................(1)
5. とうきょう........ふとん................(3)
6. まんが..............きもの...............(2)

Exercise 2:

あいうえおいえおおあえいあ = aiueoieooaeia or a i u e o i e o o a e i a

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Postby E}{pugnator » 2003-06-10, 13:45

You can count on me as a student, too, even though i can't see special characters at any computer at Uni and so i have to save the texts and study them at home...Will try to make some exercises...
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Postby Car » 2003-06-10, 16:57

I had to reinstall my computer and thus have to reinstall the fonts, too. What is the best one to view Japanese? The one Windows provides?

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Postby Psi-Lord » 2003-06-11, 4:14

My experience says you'll have a hard time finding any free fonts other than MS Gothic and MS Mincho, Car, but don't worry — they're very good, in my opinion.
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Postby Christiaan » 2003-06-12, 15:28

Oh yes, there's nothing wrong with them.
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Postby Luís » 2003-06-13, 8:33

I certainly need to refresh my kana knowledge. So... count me in :-)
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Postby Tanya » 2003-06-26, 11:10

Daniel: Oh I didn't see this earlier! I have been looking for sites for learning the Japanese scripts, in fact I even mentioned it in your other topic "Japanese Place". I finally found what I was looking for :) You're doing a great job in this topic too :)

I find Katakana quite difficult for some reason, but I'm fine with Hiragana. I have no idea why :?

Anyways, count me in as your student :)

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Postby Layla » 2003-08-20, 19:55

I'll join too if it's not too late :) I've studied Kana before but I could do with improving.

Exercise 1
1. すし.................とうきょう.........(5)
2. きもの..............げいしゃ............(4)
3. ふとん..............まんが...............(6)
4. げいしゃ...........すし..................(1)
5. とうきょう........ふとん................(3)
6. まんが..............きもの...............(2)

Exercise 2
あいうえおいえおおあえいあ = a i u e o i e o o a e i a

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Great!

Postby tomak » 2003-08-20, 21:50

This is great -- I tried twice before to learn katakana, and failed both times. I'm psyched to try again :)

aiueoieooaeia

PS:
I don't know how to work the MS-Windows Japanese:

ロヌフアウエオヤユヨワホヘ
タテイスカンナニラゼ゚ム
チトシハキクマノリレケ
ツサソヒコミモネルメ

I guess those must be hiragana ? There're certainly not kanji.

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Re: Great!

Postby Psi-Lord » 2003-08-21, 2:10

tomak wrote:ロヌフアウエオヤユヨワホヘ
タテイスカンナニラゼ゚ム
チトシハキクマノリレケ
ツサソヒコミモネルメ

I guess those must be hiragana ? There're certainly not kanji.

They're half-width katakana, actually.

ka ke ki ko ku
か け き こ く (hiragana)
カ ケ キ コ ク (full-width katakana)
カ ケ キ コ ク (half-width katakana)
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Postby BobMaster0 » 2004-02-05, 5:31

上(うえ)- up, on, above
いい - good
会う(あう)- to meet 
いいえ- no
家(いえ)- home, house
青(あお)- blue

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Postby Bruno » 2004-05-16, 1:24

こんにちは!
Is this thread still working?
I'd like to study Japanese kana, I know there's another thread of the Japanese language, but well...
Daniel, I'd be glad if you could teach beginners, who are interested in kana, here. :)

ありがとう,さようなら!

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Postby Barret VII » 2004-05-19, 2:13

Kana was a pain in the ass to learn. But I made this:
http://www.unilang.org/forum/phpBB2/vie ... php?t=2726
I've sent the table, but he has yet to reply.

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Postby Dédé » 2004-07-16, 1:26

Hi,
I can't see the Japanese characters with my computer. What can I do to see them?
And I have another question: Is there a form of Japanese we can write with the same alphabet than English?


Looking forward to your reply!

DD

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Postby Car » 2004-07-16, 8:10

That depends on your operating system. Which one do you use?

Yes, there's Romaji, see also the other Japanese course.
Please correct my mistakes!

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Postby TwistedEvilStapler » 2004-07-16, 10:13

I had a quick question: what is half-width katakana? What is it used for?


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