i very excited to attend your class
i have ever learn japanese at high school.
But since college i rarely study japanese again so i little forget some word.
i hope with attend your class, my japanese skill can increase.
I see! Then it might still be easy for you as we're going through the basics for the moment, but rehearsal wouldn't hurt perhaps? If you send me a pm with your e-mail I'll be able to invite you to the Dropbox folder so that you can access the materials!
I have received a few questions about romaji
and different methods to write in romaji
. I am therefore working on a bit of a bigger update on the 1-1 Hiragana document where I'll make a brief explanation so that you may finish the lesson without a problem. I will use the Scientific Hepburn method as standard method, though I'll also show examples of other methods.
Furthermore I received some questions about stroke order
, therefore I'm adding a page that will show and explain the stroke order. I would also like to add that it is essential to write in the correct stroke order that is indicated by numbers
in order to be able to write properly, as well as it will help you to memorize the characters.
I have also had a few questions about the change of pronunciation
at times, this is due to the usage of tenten (double dots) and maru (circle)
, these are written to the top right of the kana
, or just that the kana
is written a bit smaller than normally. When it comes to which kana
that these applies to, it will be shown in a kana
-chart where you'll see all possible variations as well as it will explain cataloging systems in Japan.
-When there's tenten
(double-dot) to the kana
it'll get a pronunciation that's close to the primary one as ka → ga, sa →za, ta→da, ha→ba etc. (all kana
kan not have tenten
stuck to them.
-When there's maru (a circle) the pronunciation will change from ha→pa (this only works for the ha-line (ha,hi,fu,he,ho).
-When the kana
is written smaller than normally there are two possible alternatives to how the pronunciation will change.
-1: If the small kana
would be "tsu"(つ) ⇒(っ), then the following kana
will have a bit more of a strong pronunciation as in a double-consonant, eg. もっと⇒motto. for proper pronunciation it sounds a bit more as if you cut-off the previous kana
to that way add emphasis to the coming kana
-2: The other thing is if it comes after any kana
ending with "i" (not including い), then it'll become as jya,jyu,jyo (じゃ、じゅ、じょ)