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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

I don't think Japanese is really very hard. It's just a matter of whether or not you can consistently keep up regular practice and memorization, which I haven't...haha.

 

Now Spanish...I freaking hated Spanish. Then again, I had some truly horrible teachers.

 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

You havent seen the 10k kanji yet.
Spanish. Oh gosh, those were some dark days.
American foreign language classes are horrible
Ive been playing so many games this week and last.
I will watch some more anime soon... But I bought and or got 8 games in the last 2 weeks(i bought most of them)

 

Japanese is far easier to learn than English. Took it over the summer at my university. With my Chinese background, the kanji isn't really a problem, and a lot of the sentence structure is similar to Chinese anyways.

 

English and French are the two most inconsistent and incoherent languages on Earth.

 

If you're looking into self-studying Japanese, there's the Genki and Minna no Nihongo series of textbooks, workbooks, and recordings.

 

Just watched episode 9 of Jinrui wa Suitai Shima****a. I love the satire.


Edited by mbamg - 11/24/12 at 10:42pm
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

You havent seen the 10k kanji yet.

Spanish. Oh gosh, those were some dark days.
American foreign language classes are horrible

 

Kanji didn't seem too bad to me. You start to notice patterns and stuff. I'd still say it's merely a matter of if you're actually able to put the time/effort into actually learning it.

 

*shudder*

In Spanish 2, we had one of those teachers who just rambles on about random stuff for an 40-50 minutes and never actually talks about Spanish. The guy next to me literally turned in a blank test with his name on it and I think he got a "B."

 

All the Japanese teachers I've had though for some reason had tons of personality and were exceptional teachers.


Edited by manveru - 11/24/12 at 10:43pm
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Asap japanese? ......... I dont know about that. It took rikkun a bit of dedication.
Start with yotsuba?

 

Yotsuba!& is pretty good. Doraemon is your best bet though.

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Woot, mini MEGAPOST!

Hmm, I plan on taking Japanese at college, if I get into the college I want. So, eventually I do plan on knowing more than "kawaii" and "hai" and "baka" and stuff like that...

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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

I don't think Japanese is really very hard. It's just a matter of whether or not you can consistently keep up regular practice and memorization, which I haven't...haha.

 

Now Spanish...I freaking hated Spanish. Then again, I had some truly horrible teachers.

Learning all the kanji is pretty intimidating to me...

Spanish wasn't that hard at all. Then again, I had some authentic teachers and a 45% mexican population in my town, so I'm sure that helped a bit. It's really easy when you don't have to learn a new alphabet and stuff...

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

You havent seen the 10k kanji yet.
Spanish. Oh gosh, those were some dark days.
American foreign language classes are horrible
Ive been playing so many games this week and last.
I will watch some more anime soon... But I bought and or got 8 games in the last 2 weeks(i bought most of them)

Yeah, that's what's intimidating to me is the 10k kanji...

Really? as noted above I didn't think spanish was that bad at all...

I just learned tonight that my little redneck high school offered a Japanese language until 2 years before I got to high school... mad.gif

Apparently there was also an ani-manga club that's now disbanded...

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Originally Posted by mbamg View Post
Japanese is far easier to learn than English. Took it over the summer at my university. With my Chinese background, the kanji isn't really a problem, and a lot of the sentence structure is similar to Chinese anyways.

 

English and French are the two most inconsistent and incoherent languages on Earth.

 

If you're looking into self-studying Japanese, there's the Genki and Minna no Nihongo series of textbooks, workbooks, and recordings.

You definitely had an advantage already knowing kanji... which many other people don't have the luxury of knowing previously. Then again, being English born I understand English a bit better. But I must agree with you that English can be really confusing.

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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

 

Kanji didn't seem too bad to me. You start to notice patterns and stuff. I'd still say it's merely a matter of if you're actually able to put the time/effort into actually learning it.

 

*shudder*

In Spanish 2, we had one of those teachers who just rambles on about random stuff for an 40-50 minutes and never actually talks about Spanish. The guy next to me literally turned in a blank test with his name on it and I think he got a "B."

 

All the Japanese teachers I've had though for some reason had tons of personality and were exceptional teachers.

Really? Huh, maybe I should start trying to learn Japanese on my iPad with the "learning japanese" app I found... but UGH that requires work.

Wow, my spanish 2 class was tough. One of like 3 classes I didn't get a perfect A in (Only an A- Lol.)

Our teacher was awesome though. He spoke mostly in Spanish, and helped immerse us in Mexican culture. FWIW, he also told us he illegally immigrated to America when he was a child with his parents, and later became a resident and got his teaching degree.


GRR! Amazon is frustrating me... Even though I ordered my 3TB HDD and Flash drive Friday morning, they didn't ship out yesterday. But I got an email tonight at 9:45 saying they had shipped. When I clicked on the tracking though, the left Amazon's warehouse and were on their way to a UPS distribution center now... So 2 day shipping turns out to be 5 day shipping. >_< SERIOUSLY! IT SHOULDN'T TAKE THAT LONG TO SHIP FROM ONE SIDE OF WA TO THE OTHER SIDE!!!!!


@project H: Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been busy and "busy", haven't found time to work on it any more.  I have mostly been hanging with friends and putting up christmas decorations. But tomorrow hopefully after I finish putting up Christmas stuff and applying to my 2nd university (and the one I really want to get into) I'll have an hour or 2 to adjust the font on the front case, and potentially get a high rez version to Borisu so we can move forward...


Also, I added 280 vocaloid songs to my iPod today... I think I found my new Song of the Week:

Warning: Listening devices with good sub bass response recommended... The HD600s doesn't hit enough of the low octaves in this song to sound great to me IMO. But, my car's subwoofer makes this sound sound GOOD!

Haven't tried my room's sub yet but I'm expecting good things. 
I'm also not even sure why I like the song, I mean it's a song mainly written towards girls about a guy getting friend zoned, but ever since I heard it the first time from the exit tunes album I've been hooked. I guess it just has that addictive sauce added somewhere in the mixing process :)


Edited by mechgamer123 - 11/25/12 at 1:09am
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I've always wanted to cover JBF...been wanting to do that for two years too...ah procrastination.
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Warning: Listening devices with good sub bass response recommended... The HD600s doesn't hit enough of the low octaves in this song to sound great to me IMO. But, my car's subwoofer makes this sound sound GOOD!

Haven't tried my room's sub yet but I'm expecting good things. 
I'm also not even sure why I like the song, I mean it's a song mainly written towards girls about a guy getting friend zoned, but ever since I heard it the first time from the exit tunes album I've been hooked. I guess it just has that addictive sauce added somewhere in the mixing process :)

IMO it's pretty gender neutral.

 

Dixie Flatline is one of my favorite VocaloidPs. 

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I've long since given up on gender appropriate entertainment. I know I'm a hen no oyaji who loves stuff made by girls for girls and I don't give a damn tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

@project H: Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been busy and "busy", haven't found time to work on it any more.  I have mostly been hanging with friends and putting up christmas decorations. But tomorrow hopefully after I finish putting up Christmas stuff and applying to my 2nd university (and the one I really want to get into) I'll have an hour or 2 to adjust the font on the front case, and potentially get a high rez version to Borisu so we can move forward...

Also, I added 280 vocaloid songs to my iPod today... I think I found my new Song of the Week:

Warning: Listening devices with good sub bass response recommended... The HD600s doesn't hit enough of the low octaves in this song to sound great to me IMO. But, my car's subwoofer makes this sound sound GOOD!
Haven't tried my room's sub yet but I'm expecting good things. 

I'm also not even sure why I like the song, I mean it's a song mainly written towards girls about a guy getting friend zoned, but ever since I heard it the first time from the exit tunes album I've been hooked. I guess it just has that addictive sauce added somewhere in the mixing process smily_headphones1.gif

The volume knobs are LATE!
They arrived at the HK terminal on Thursday but got NOTHING from them yet!!
I tried to pick them up at the terminal on Saturday but their phone is hung up (and still is) so I can't contact them >_<<br />

Have you heard the "THE VOCALOID produced by YAMAHA" album ver of this song?
It's the best version out there IMO. (as in the mastering, still the same song.)
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

I've long since given up on gender appropriate entertainment. I know I'm a hen no oyaji who loves stuff made by girls for girls and I don't give a damn tongue.gif

What are we talking about?
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Originally Posted by 0o0o0o View Post

IMO it's pretty gender neutral.

Dixie Flatline is one of my favorite VocaloidPs. 
Huh, maybe I just didn't pay attention to the lyrics that well
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

I've long since given up on gender appropriate entertainment. I know I'm a hen no oyaji who loves stuff made by girls for girls and I don't give a damn tongue.gif
yeah, I quit caring as well. The idea of gender marketing and stuff has become irrelevant, especially with stuff like MLP.
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

The volume knobs are LATE!
They arrived at the HK terminal on Thursday but got NOTHING from them yet!!
I tried to pick them up at the terminal on Saturday but their phone is hung up (and still is) so I can't contact them >_<<br /> Have you heard the "THE VOCALOID produced by YAMAHA" album ver of this song?
It's the best version out there IMO. (as in the mastering, still the same song.)
dang, that sucks!
I haven't, only the vocaloidconnection version, is the Yamaha version available on JPS?
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

What are we talking about?
I said the song I posted was probably geared more towards girls than guys...
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

Have you heard the "THE VOCALOID produced by YAMAHA" album ver of this song?
It's the best version out there IMO. (as in the mastering, still the same song.)

I think Yamaha absolutely butchered JBF on that album.

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Originally Posted by 0o0o0o View Post

I think Yamaha absolutely butchered JBF on that album.
Aww.. I liked it.
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

dang, that sucks!
I haven't, only the vocaloidconnection version, is the Yamaha version available on JPS?

I said the song I posted was probably geared more towards girls than guys...

Not sure, I got it from nyaa.

lol who cares really..?
I'm watching a few shoujo animes this season.
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

Dyaam! you really like the series don't you?
I need to learn Japanese asap.... probably in my extended summer holiday once I graduate High school.

Dunno if that's enough, but it's a start at least. It'll get you on the level where you can read shounen manga if you take regular courses.
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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

I don't think Japanese is really very hard. It's just a matter of whether or not you can consistently keep up regular practice and memorization, which I haven't...haha.

Now Spanish...I freaking hated Spanish. Then again, I had some truly horrible teachers.

Regular practice is the most important ingredient in learning any language, but sadly also the most difficult.
I do think Japanese is a difficult language, much more so than any European language I have learned (Latin, Spanish, French and English). Mainly because the grammar is completely different, and also because you get a complete shock when you suddenly have to learn a new writing system. When writing stuff in Spanish I can do literal translations from Dutch or English for a lot of phrases and it still works, in Japanese it pretty much never works, and even basic phrases can prove difficult to remember and understand.

Spanish was easy. Didn't really like learning it, but it definitely wasn't difficult. French neither, both are relatively simple languages.
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

I'd probably take a japanese course, figure it'd be a good idea to start by getting all the basics right and self-control is not one of my strengths.

I can't take a Japanese course. Well, maybe I can, but it'd cost a lot of money. And I'd have to do it over the summer holiday, which is only 6 weeks, IIRC. Because at any other time I'm simply too loaded with other stuff.
There are the Japanese courses the Japanese Popculture club are giving, but they are a long way off my level of Japanese. Perhaps in a month or three the lessons will become interesting for me to follow.
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Japanese is far easier to learn than English. Took it over the summer at my university. With my Chinese background, the kanji isn't really a problem, and a lot of the sentence structure is similar to Chinese anyways.

English and French are the two most inconsistent and incoherent languages on Earth.

If you're looking into self-studying Japanese, there's the Genki and Minna no Nihongo series of textbooks, workbooks, and recordings.

Just watched episode 9 of Jinrui wa Suitai Shima****a. I love the satire.

For me English was much easier to learn, but that's mainly because I had a very high amount of exposure to the language with pretty much 100% of the games I played being in English right from the time I got my gameboy (I was 6 or 7, I think). And then I went to an international school when I was 12 on top of that.

I've been meaning to buy Minna no Nihongo, but it's really expensive everywhere I've looked. If I can find it for €50 or less somewhere, I'll probably buy their JLPT2 text book.
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Originally Posted by ImperialX View Post

Yotsuba!& is pretty good. Doraemon is your best bet though.

I'm reading Doraemon right now, actually. I was planning on reading Shinryaku! Ika Musume first, but it turned out too difficult. I could read it, but I spent too much time in the dictionary for it to be useful.
Doraemon uses really simple language, but is still quite difficult to read. That's because they don't use furigana for most characters, roughly only the JLPT2 and higher characters. But that's actually good, since it makes me practice those first few hundred kanji really well. I'll read about 10-15 volumes of this, and then move on to something more difficult, with even less furigana.
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

lol who cares really..?
I'm watching a few shoujo animes this season.

You know what's interesting?

In the manga kissa it's usually the boys reading the really girly shoujo manga, and the girls are usually reading the really gory fighting manga. No joke.
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

Aww.. I liked it.
Not sure, I got it from nyaa.
lol who cares really..?
I'm watching a few shoujo animes this season.
Ooh! Conflict! I'll have to check it out then!
popcorn.gif
Anywhos, I'm going to sleep. Oyasumi minna!
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