Kana typing tutorial

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Kana typing tutorial

Post by tsan_aznboi » Wed 10.11.2006 1:05 am

Does anyone know where I can get a tutorial to practice typing the kanas. I search on the internet but can't find one. Thanks for the the help. :D

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RE: Kana typing tutorial

Post by chikara » Wed 10.11.2006 2:03 am

What do you mean by a "practice typing kana"?

Here's one for you;

Set the IME input mode to "hiragana"
Type aiueo press enter.
Type kakikukeko press enter.
Type sashisuseso press enter.
Type tachitsuteto press enter.
Type naninuneno press enter.
Type hahihuheho press enter.

You should be getting the hang of it by now ;)
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Post by Schattenjedi » Wed 10.11.2006 2:59 am

chikara wrote:
What do you mean by a "practice typing kana"?

Here's one for you;

Set the IME input mode to "hiragana"
Type aiueo press enter.
Type kakikukeko press enter.
Type sashisuseso press enter.
Type tachitsuteto press enter.
Type naninuneno press enter.
Type hahihuheho press enter.

You should be getting the hang of it by now ;)
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RE: Kana typing tutorial

Post by becks23 » Wed 10.11.2006 4:01 am

Schattenjedi wrote:
chikara wrote:
What do you mean by a "practice typing kana"?

Here's one for you;

Set the IME input mode to "hiragana"
Type aiueo press enter.
Type kakikukeko press enter.
Type sashisuseso press enter.
Type tachitsuteto press enter.
Type naninuneno press enter.
Type hahihuheho press enter.

You should be getting the hang of it by now ;)
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Ditto!! :D

But seriously, learning to "type" kana is as simple as writing in english or any other language. I can type something in Chinese or Korean and have absolutely no idea what it means. Point being(if there is one in that) is that you should be learning to write not type. There are lots of books that will help you with that.
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RE: Kana typing tutorial

Post by keatonatron » Wed 10.11.2006 6:02 am

Maybe the OP means using the traditional kana layout, not using the romaji input. (kinda like a Mavis Bacon for Japanese layout?)

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Post by richvh » Wed 10.11.2006 6:55 am

Well, it isn't exactly a typing tutor, but the Kana Typing Dream version of Slime Forest will teach you the kana layout, then start quizzing you on kanji readings (which you have to type in using the kana layout.)
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RE: Kana typing tutorial

Post by Chris Hart » Wed 10.11.2006 9:28 am

keatonatron wrote:
Maybe the OP means using the traditional kana layout, not using the romaji input. (kinda like a Mavis Bacon for Japanese layout?)
That's the way I read the OP. Unfortunately, I don't have any suggestions for a program for that.

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Post by chikara » Wed 10.11.2006 10:01 pm

keatonatron wrote:
Maybe the OP means using the traditional kana layout, not using the romaji input. (kinda like a Mavis Bacon for Japanese layout?)
I did consider they might have meant that which is why my post started with the question it did but I couldn't resist the opportunity to get a laugh. ;)
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RE: Kana typing tutorial

Post by tanuki » Wed 10.11.2006 10:08 pm

"How do I type づ and ぢ? How do I type those small kana? How do I type in katakana?"

There are actually some things to learn other than blindly giving in rômaji.

...but chikara-san's tutorial was funny. :)

EDIT: Also: "which romanization system should I use?", "how do I type ゑ, ゐ?"
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RE: Kana typing tutorial

Post by chikara » Wed 10.11.2006 10:19 pm

tanuki wrote:
"How do I type づ and ぢ? How do I type those small kana? How do I type in katakana?"

There are actually some things to learn other than blindly giving in rômaji.

...but chikara-san's tutorial was funny. :)

EDIT: Also: "which romanization system should I use?", "how do I type ゑ, ゐ?"
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RE: Kana typing tutorial

Post by Axlen » Wed 10.11.2006 10:51 pm

This is most likely NOT what you are looking for. It's input is romanji. I used it to help me learn kana.

Flash Kana Tutorial

This is a kana flashcard program. I would do about 500-1000 kana characters a night. It's highly adjustable so you can use it to quiz yourself on just the kana you recently learned.

There are no instructions, but it's easy enough to figure out. Well there is a place for the iinstructions on the interface, but I'd guess the program is incomplete.
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