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Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

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Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

Postby paul_b » Sun 08.06.2006 8:20 am

I've had a look at the grammar pages in the [wiki]Lessons[/wiki] and had a bit of a go at them but frankly they need a lot of work. Too many concepts are introduced in the first lesson and some of it is (was) just plain wrong. People with time on their hands could take a look. ;-)

Incidentally I thought a [wiki]Wish List[/wiki] might help spur things along a bit in WagaWiki. Everybody please add what you'd like to see.
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RE: Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

Postby kanadajin » Sun 08.06.2006 11:41 am

Your right, To much to fast..
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RE: Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

Postby paul_b » Sun 08.06.2006 12:26 pm

kanadajin wrote:
Your right, To much to fast..

Well I think I've got lesson one in rough shape.

Maybe I can get somebody else to go over lesson two. :-P
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RE: Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

Postby kanadajin » Sun 08.06.2006 12:28 pm

Maybe I can get somebody else to go over lesson two

look at the time.. I have to go ;) bye
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RE: Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

Postby clay » Sun 08.06.2006 3:28 pm

Nice job. Sorry, grammar has never been my strong point. I guess it made it worse to make it simple and free from grammar jargon.
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RE: Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

Postby randomperson » Sun 08.06.2006 3:48 pm

wihen i added them to the wiki i just based it on the names on here(so the grammar page 1 is what you get on here as the first page of grammar from the table in the grammar section)
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RE: Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

Postby paul_b » Sun 08.06.2006 4:08 pm

clay wrote:
Nice job. Sorry, grammar has never been my strong point.

Well it must have been put together for the first time a long time ago, right?

I guess it made it worse to make it simple and free from grammar jargon.

Free from grammar jargon isn't a bad idea in theory but sometimes people made up those words for a reason ;-)
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RE: Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

Postby clay » Sun 08.06.2006 4:17 pm

Yes, a long time ago. I also have a bad habit of not going back to review what I have written years ago.

Thanks, I will be interested in seeing how the edited version comes out.
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RE: Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

Postby paul_b » Mon 08.07.2006 6:44 am

clay wrote:
Thanks, I will be interested in seeing how the edited version comes out.

Don't get too carried away - I'm not sure I want to redo the whole lot.

I think what the [wiki]Grammar page 1[/wiki] could do with is some sort of basic dialogue that uses the concepts covered - a dozen or so sentences. I don't suppose anybody reading this could be persuaded to volunteer?
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RE: Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

Postby keatonatron » Mon 08.07.2006 7:23 am

Maybe Tae Kim would let us mirror his writings on the wiki?

I really like the saying "You don't have to re-invent the wheel."
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RE: Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

Postby richvh » Mon 08.07.2006 7:24 am

Tae Kim has his own wiki.
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RE: Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

Postby randomperson » Mon 08.07.2006 10:02 am

paul_b wrote:
I don't suppose anybody reading this could be persuaded to volunteer?


if i knew the things on there well, i would do it, but i dont know any of the grammar there to do so:/
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RE: Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

Postby clay » Mon 08.07.2006 10:09 am

If someone can make the sentences, I can record Yumi reading them. Wouldn't work for a dialog since this town has a Japanese population of one (Yumi).

(Although, if a dialog would work better, I can get some friends to visit us and say 'by the way, would you mind reading this?' :D
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RE: Grammar Pages (WagaWiki)

Postby paul_b » Mon 08.07.2006 10:25 am

clay wrote:
If someone can make the sentences, I can record Yumi reading them. Wouldn't work for a dialog since this town has a Japanese population of one (Yumi).

ユミさんに悪いですから・・・。

(Although, if a dialog would work better, I can get some friends to visit us and say 'by the way, would you mind reading this?' :D

There's always the traditional "visiting gaijin" approach.

Anyway, Keanatron does have a point about Tae Kim's guide.

The thing is that this could eat my time like nobody's business. It's not that I consider my efforts wasted but I don't want to be the only one stuck with the job. (Even if it was me who stuck me with it :-P ) Now I'm not calling anybody lazy - I know you're got stuff to do, Zenagargoyle has his to-do list and Rich is being kept busy ... by me. ^ ^;;

So what I think I'll do is put the Grammar Page revision project on a backburner until somebody turns up who has the time to seriously work on it.
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