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Anyone else notice any "side effects" from studying Japanese?
I think I'm turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
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Recently, I noticed that a couple of times, while I was speaking or writing in English or in Italian, I was tempted to say things like ''The groceries, I forgot to buy bread'.
That XはYが structure in Japanese is very expressive for contextualising things, so I guess my brain is starting to like thinking that way.B) I wish western languages had Topic & focus too instead of (or maybe in addition to) subject and object.
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I have noticed the kanji problem. If a word is far enough away and square enough looking, my brain seems to attempt to associate it with kanji first instead of letters. Then I get closer and my brain figures out it was a letter after all, or just some random pattern in a square shape.
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Until then, a nice goodbye from me to you
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