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by Qbe
Mon 04.09.2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Japanese Movies and Music
Topic: JDramas anyone?
Replies: 40
Views: 10395

RE: JDramas anyone?

My wife and I have watched the first two seasons of Trick . It started off very well, but the second season hasn't quite lived up to the first. We're hoping that season 3 will be better. I've watched about half of Lunch Queen . It's fairly interesting, though a little too much "who's going to end up...
by Qbe
Sun 03.04.2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: i dont get kanji.....
Replies: 30
Views: 4288

RE: i dont get kanji.....

Silvanoshei wrote: CajunCoder wrote: Studying Japanese, you will talk with many people who are also studying English; get in the habit of using correct English, and it will do both you and those who you meet in the future good. Run on sentence... incorrect use of the semicolons and you use comma's ...
by Qbe
Fri 03.02.2007 10:31 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Selecting a text book on a budget
Replies: 21
Views: 4094

RE: Selecting a text book on a budget

leosmith wrote: You might check your library for audio - I just saw someone else found it there. That would be me. My local library had the cassettes and I converted them to MP3 for my player. I can probably help other Japanese for Everyone students find the audio if they need it. The audio mostly ...
by Qbe
Thu 03.01.2007 5:37 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Linux version advice
Replies: 24
Views: 4095

RE: Linux version advice

If your machine can handle the VMWare Player, you could install a version in a virtual machine and see what you like first without committing. Since you're also into Japanese, you could go whole-hog and install a Japanese distribution--then you won't have to worry whether Japanese support is include...
by Qbe
Tue 02.20.2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Uhm, Kanji scares me. A lot. Much much.
Replies: 74
Views: 9479

RE: Uhm, Kanji scares me. A lot. Much much.

Yudan Taiteki wrote: Qbe wrote: Heisig never tells his readers not to learn vocabulary words until completing his book. Once again, that is an implicit prohibition. In RTK2 he says that you can start using graded readers, but not until you finish chapter 5 of RTK2 -- and he assumes RTK1 as a prereq...
by Qbe
Tue 02.20.2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Uhm, Kanji scares me. A lot. Much much.
Replies: 74
Views: 9479

RE: Uhm, Kanji scares me. A lot. Much much.

Yudan Taiteki wrote: Qbe wrote: Yet to back up the claim you offer a quote where Heisig points out the incompatibility of his system with traditional methods of kanji learning. This is not a prohibition from reading any Japanese. It is an implicit prohibition. How can you read Japanese if you do no...
by Qbe
Tue 02.20.2007 11:54 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Uhm, Kanji scares me. A lot. Much much.
Replies: 74
Views: 9479

RE: Uhm, Kanji scares me. A lot. Much much.

You've said that the Heisig method discourages or prohibits any reading of Japanese until learning the meaning of 2000+ kanji: Yudan Taiteki wrote: like someone saying they wanted to learn to read English, and the response being "OK, study 2000 greek and latin roots. Don't even try to read a sentenc...
by Qbe
Mon 02.19.2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Uhm, Kanji scares me. A lot. Much much.
Replies: 74
Views: 9479

RE: Uhm, Kanji scares me. A lot. Much much.

Yudan Taiteki wrote: Kanji is not analogous to the alphabet, though. Kanji is more analagous to greek and latin roots. It would be like someone saying they wanted to learn to read English, and the response being "OK, study 2000 greek and latin roots. Don't even try to read a sentence of English unt...
by Qbe
Sun 02.18.2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Uhm, Kanji scares me. A lot. Much much.
Replies: 74
Views: 9479

RE: Uhm, Kanji scares me. A lot. Much much.

I'm not aware of anyone who's been tricked into believing that they're really learning Japanese just by learning the kanji. Here, I'll post some comments I wrote a few weeks ago; I don't expect to convince anyone, given the atmosphere here, but it's just a different way of looking at the method: Whe...
by Qbe
Sun 02.18.2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Uhm, Kanji scares me. A lot. Much much.
Replies: 74
Views: 9479

RE: Uhm, Kanji scares me. A lot. Much much.

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
The Heisig method is the equivalent of staring at a map of the journey for 2 years in the belief that it's the same thing as getting in your car and driving.
Ah, you've tried it?
by Qbe
Sun 02.18.2007 10:45 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Uhm, Kanji scares me. A lot. Much much.
Replies: 74
Views: 9479

RE: Uhm, Kanji scares me. A lot. Much much.

keatonatron wrote:
tanuki wrote:
So, Mike, what would be the equivalent of taking a plane to LA? :)
Being born Chinese.
Or, if you weren't born Chinese, using the Heisig method ;)
by Qbe
Fri 02.16.2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Can you recommend a structure for me to work around?
Replies: 16
Views: 2882

RE: Can you recommend a structure for me to work around?

Tae Kim's site is not a textbook. A textbook will provide you with graded grammatical explanations, vocabulary lists, exercises and/or drills. Those will provide the structure you need. Check your public library for textbooks like: Japanese for Everyone (cheap at Amazon ($20) and full of explanation...
by Qbe
Thu 02.15.2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Bilingual Manga
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

RE: Bilingual Manga

Jack Halpern is behind this. I took a quick look at the sample. Although I prefer an actual book when I pay that kind of money, the PDF format allows embedding of audio: you click on a speech balloon and hear the dialog. That's a neat idea.

Whether it'll take off or not, who can say.
by Qbe
Mon 02.12.2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Noob Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

RE: Noob Question

tsp_uk wrote: I use this book as well, I really recommend it. Here's a really good review: http://www.joewright.org/var/archives/2005/10/index.html Just scroll down a bit. It really makes you study hiragana and katakana since after lesson 3 i think it stops using romaji altogether. Good luck. Here ...
by Qbe
Wed 09.06.2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Yan and the Japanese People
Replies: 4
Views: 3161

RE: Yan and the Japanese People

Last week (or so) we were discussing the series at japanesejapanese.com and Yan himself (Nick Muhrin) showed up...