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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3900 on: March 28, 2012, 06:18:18 PM »
Hi.

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« Reply #3901 on: March 28, 2012, 06:19:10 PM »
Yo.

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« Reply #3902 on: March 28, 2012, 06:23:24 PM »
Salut

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« Reply #3903 on: March 28, 2012, 06:23:53 PM »
No, the correct response is "Silver".

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« Reply #3904 on: March 28, 2012, 06:26:56 PM »
No, the correct response is "Silver".

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« Reply #3905 on: March 28, 2012, 06:27:44 PM »
How's tricks?

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« Reply #3906 on: March 29, 2012, 03:20:37 AM »
Fer kids.
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« Reply #3907 on: March 29, 2012, 04:38:43 AM »
Gooooood morning. (sung)

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« Reply #3908 on: March 29, 2012, 04:45:15 AM »
Rise and shine!
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« Reply #3909 on: March 29, 2012, 08:39:33 AM »
Peanut butter, flour and sugar do not make cookies. They make FIRE.

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« Reply #3910 on: March 29, 2012, 08:45:03 AM »
For a while there, mail.com was talking German to me (in one dialogue box, where it ought to have read "Do not ask me this again"). A new update has fixed this, though. Sehr gut.
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« Reply #3911 on: March 29, 2012, 09:36:19 AM »
sup son n__n

Currently pulling my hair out whilst working on Japanese stuff. Eyah.



F'kin languages, how do they work?

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« Reply #3912 on: March 29, 2012, 10:56:07 AM »
Does the pictures thread absolutely have to become about Philo's sexual tastes?  Aren't there other fora for that sort of rannygazoo?
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« Reply #3913 on: March 29, 2012, 06:17:32 PM »
Currently pulling my hair out whilst working on Japanese stuff. Eyah.



F'kin languages, how do they work?
Hey man, feel free to send me a message if you ever need any help.  :)

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« Reply #3914 on: March 29, 2012, 06:43:18 PM »
Hey man, feel free to send me a message if you ever need any help.  :)

I'm actually progressing pretty well — I'm good with hiragana and katakana, I get the basic sentence structure and I've learned about 50 kanji so far (which is not in my school course), it's just speaking that trips me up. Afterwards I feel like my mouth has been using muscles it normally doesn't. :D

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« Reply #3915 on: March 30, 2012, 03:58:23 AM »
I'm actually progressing pretty well — I'm good with hiragana and katakana, I get the basic sentence structure and I've learned about 50 kanji so far (which is not in my school course), it's just speaking that trips me up. Afterwards I feel like my mouth has been using muscles it normally doesn't. :D

Probably true.
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« Reply #3916 on: March 30, 2012, 05:39:26 AM »
I'm actually progressing pretty well — I'm good with hiragana and katakana, I get the basic sentence structure and I've learned about 50 kanji so far (which is not in my school course), it's just speaking that trips me up. Afterwards I feel like my mouth has been using muscles it normally doesn't. :D
Cool.  8)
Well, I don't get much chance to do any speaking myself (unless I'm whispering to myself  ::) ), but it gets easier over time. I don't know if this will help or not, but it helps to "get in character"- try to sound like a Japanese guy talking; one thing that helps is shaping and pronouncing vowels at the back of your throat (rather than in the front of your mouth, like in English). The 'r' sound is also very tricky, but the only tricky sound in Japanese (some say the syllabic 'n' in 'fun'iki' is tricky, but I disagree). If you can say "ryuu" perfectly, while completely relaxed and without twisting your mouth unnaturally, that's a major accomplishment. Japanese isn't as hard to speak as, say, Mandarin or Cantonese.  :P

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« Reply #3917 on: March 30, 2012, 06:12:11 AM »
Cool.  8)
Well, I don't get much chance to do any speaking myself (unless I'm whispering to myself  ::) ), but it gets easier over time. I don't know if this will help or not, but it helps to "get in character"- try to sound like a Japanese guy talking; one thing that helps is shaping and pronouncing vowels at the back of your throat (rather than in the front of your mouth, like in English). The 'r' sound is also very tricky, but the only tricky sound in Japanese (some say the syllabic 'n' in 'fun'iki' is tricky, but I disagree). If you can say "ryuu" perfectly, while completely relaxed and without twisting your mouth unnaturally, that's a major accomplishment. Japanese isn't as hard to speak as, say, Mandarin or Cantonese.  :P

Yeah, the pronunciation is pretty easy. I've seen lots of Japanese films, and my instructor is a native, so I can mimic it pretty well. I should upload a recording of me reading a few sentences. :D Reading the kana at a normal speed is a little more difficult, though, especially if the words are new.

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« Reply #3918 on: March 30, 2012, 07:18:58 AM »
I'm employed.  ;D

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« Reply #3919 on: March 30, 2012, 07:22:06 AM »
I'm employed.  ;D
That's great news! Congratulations!
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