Grrr. Okay, I don't quite understand why this point might need to be made more than once, but what I'm requesting is simple interactions. I make small sentences to try and comprehend the basics. People respond in small sentences to demonstrate those basics and make use of words I probably don't know, causing my understanding (in grammar, syntax and vocabulary) to increase.Astral Abraxas wrote:There is a difference between explaining a grammar point and explaining every grammar point in every sentence. I don't know anyone who would do that. No offense intended but, when you say something I'm not even sure where to begin with the corrections. That is why it's best if you go pick up a textbook and teach yourself AT LEAST the basics. That way you won't be a nuisance.
If you would rather struggle like hell because you're too stubborn to buy a textbook you can try reading children books or something I guess instead of pestering people.
It's supposed to create a basic conversation that almost anyone could read and learn from. Lessons tailored to me, having to do with my experiences, making it easiest for me to learn. I don't think that every sentence needs to be "corrected". I think that I need a similar sentence to demonstrate the way it should go, if I've done something incorrectly. Doing that, the best would be to merely say "almost correct" and give a response within the conversation that can show me how it's supposed to be. That way, I know that what I did wasn't quite right and can recognise that the difference I'll see in the response is due to that and not (perhaps) that it is just another way to say something (or one of the cases where the same thing is said in a different way, depending on the perspective of the person describing that same event).
Today, I have a doctor's appoitment. Also, I don't have a car, so I must walk.
While I do request that someone offer corrections, more important than that is seeing someone use the language in a relevant response, so that I can actually have a conversation.
I am saddened that this understanding has not occurred and that people seem more irritated with me, now. It has taken me this long to scale back the complexity of my attempted Japanese sentences, but it has also taken this much experience to understand just how impaired I am in my endeavor to speak Japanese.
I'm trying to find the balancing point. Creating sentences that aren't beyond my (correct) understanding of Japanese; people willing to respond to those sentences and possibly correct them.