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Handwritting

Postby Chr0nik » Wed 02.08.2006 4:24 pm

I'm in doubt at the moment because I dunno whether there is a standard was of hand write in japanese. I'm asking this because I dunno if I'm writing the letters correctly. I have attached a pic that consists of AIUEO and KA KE KI KU KO (the ones I've learned so far and wrote on a little whiteboard while trying to learn them) and could you please people tell me whether I'm writing them right or wrong? thanks!

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RE: Handwritting

Postby shikamarufoo » Wed 02.08.2006 4:42 pm

I'm not sure but shouldn't the right side of the i just be a little longer? Also your u, the bottom shape should be more like a half heart or else it might like the ra in katakana. That is how I was taught in Japanese class, so I could be wrong. Other than that everything looks fine!
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RE: Handwritting

Postby randomperson » Wed 02.08.2006 4:58 pm

the right side of the I should be a bit longer.as for the U to me the U(not yours) looks like a tsu with a line on top of it
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RE: Handwritting

Postby Chr0nik » Wed 02.08.2006 5:24 pm

How do you learn the kana? what methods do you use? what I do is try to memorise it and start writting it out on a piece of paper a couple of times a day and write them down on my notepad till i remember..
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RE: Reply to Handwriting

Postby mjmsisco » Wed 02.08.2006 6:03 pm

Hi! They are OKAY if you are a beginner. The き does not need to be writen that way.... and the こ is a bit off. Here is a site that has the whole hiragana chart handwritten by a native Japanese. I hope this helps! Good Luck! がんばってください!
http://crh.choate.edu/language/CTonosak ... aChart.htm

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RE: Handwritting

Postby Chr0nik » Wed 02.08.2006 6:05 pm

what do you mean by "a bit off"?

thanks for the link! :-)
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RE: Handwritting

Postby Blazinsurfer » Wed 02.08.2006 7:07 pm

one day, maybe ill be able to go ahead and be able to put up some kangi! until then i will have to settlte for dreams.
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RE: Handwritting

Postby Chr0nik » Wed 02.08.2006 7:13 pm

I've been learning japanese (seriously) for two weeks now, at first I was just trying to learn some words in romaji but then I realised that it would not be a bad idea if I studied that way and decided to learn the kana first. It's been 3 days since I started and I guess I know the AIUEO and the KA KI KU KE KO.. I'm pretty tired at the moment :-( why does it have to be this long?
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RE: Handwritting

Postby Chr0nik » Wed 02.08.2006 7:23 pm

to mjmsisco:

I wanna learn Japanese because I'd like to go and live there after I finish Uni (3 yrs). At gthe moment, I'm trying to learn the kana.
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RE: Handwritting

Postby hamsterfreak4evr » Wed 02.08.2006 8:46 pm

whats Uni?
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RE: Handwritting

Postby b4d0m3n » Wed 02.08.2006 9:33 pm

University.

As for the handwriting, yeah, the second line in 'i' should be longer. The 'u' looks alright. I think people are just being picky. The 'ko', however, is off. I'll let someone else explain why.
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RE: Handwritting

Postby mandolin » Wed 02.08.2006 9:38 pm

The cross lines on the "ki" are too horizontal, and the downward stroke is too vertical. The curved stroke in handwritten japanese is usually broken into two seperate strokes, one little flick from the base of the downward stroke, and continued along the bottom.

The ko is off on size, mostly. Needs to be a little bigger, since all japanese characters take up the same amount of space. Practicing on graph paper works well. :)
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RE: Handwritting

Postby Machina Maw » Wed 02.08.2006 10:18 pm

Chr0nik wrote:
I've been learning japanese (seriously) for two weeks now, at first I was just trying to learn some words in romaji but then I realised that it would not be a bad idea if I studied that way and decided to learn the kana first. It's been 3 days since I started and I guess I know the AIUEO and the KA KI KU KE KO.. I'm pretty tired at the moment :-( why does it have to be this long?


You can't expect to become fluent in Japanese overnight. It will take years, just as it takes to learn any other language. If you really want to learn, there should be a large enjoyment factor, so it doesn't become like a chore to study Japanese.

Also, don't worry if your kana doesn't look exactly the way it should. After more study and revision you'll find that you'll get a better eye for the way it should look. Anyway, as long as it's understandable, it should be fine.
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RE: Handwritting

Postby shikamarufoo » Thu 02.09.2006 1:59 am

Machina Maw wrote:

You can't expect to become fluent in Japanese overnight. It will take years, just as it takes to learn any other language. If you really want to learn, there should be a large enjoyment factor, so it doesn't become like a chore to study Japanese.

Also, don't worry if your kana doesn't look exactly the way it should. After more study and revision you'll find that you'll get a better eye for the way it should look. Anyway, as long as it's understandable, it should be fine.

Agreed, don't think of studing Japanese as a chore because it's should be fun and enjoyable. As long as we can understand what your kana says, you don't have to worry about having the best handwriting. I'm pretty sure I don't:D...
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RE: Handwritting

Postby Chr0nik » Thu 02.09.2006 3:57 am

Thanks guys for the advice! I've been enjoying studying japanese and I definetely don't see it as a chore :):)
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