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Forum: General Chat 2004-06-18, 07:16
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
Japanese 101 grammar section finally online

After a long wait, now finally the first half of the Japanese grammar section (http://japan-studies.com/language/grammar) is online. This section will be expanded upon over time, but in essence...
Forum: General Chat 2004-02-14, 08:52
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
Well, just when you figure you're gonna make it,...

Well, just when you figure you're gonna make it, just when you think you're really close, it all goes to hell again.

In this case it's my own fault, I applied for a job, and actually managed to...
Forum: General Chat 2004-02-09, 04:24
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
Books are almost always read back to front, and...

Books are almost always read back to front, and writing is almost always vertical.
Newspapers, though written vertically are read front to back though. It's just like the Japanese not to stick to a...
Forum: General Chat 2004-02-09, 00:32
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
Have a look at this page...

Have a look at this page (http://japan-studies.com/language/). You can get examples of ways of writing (in Japanese) when clicking the links under "reading Japanese".

Have a look at the following...
Forum: General Chat 2004-02-07, 12:13
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
It's exactly the kanji that make it so bad. If...

It's exactly the kanji that make it so bad. If Japanese were written completely in hiragana and katakana it would be illegible. Kanji helps with that. But it makes reading infinitely worse by...
Forum: General Chat 2004-02-07, 04:24
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
I have decided to hold off on publishing the...

I have decided to hold off on publishing the Japanese grammar section until it's finished. There are too many cross links to put it online section by section. This would result in many dead links....
Forum: General Chat 2004-01-29, 14:03
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
Yeah, the Japanese writing system has to be the...

Yeah, the Japanese writing system has to be the worst writing system in the world :)

But those stubborn Japanese won't abandon it :'(
Forum: General Chat 2004-01-28, 01:46
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
I'm 30 and studied Japanese at the university in...

I'm 30 and studied Japanese at the university in Holland. But there are things that even the University doesn't teach you :).

As for Korean: It doesn't only have the same word order, but also uses...
Forum: General Chat 2004-01-27, 17:36
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
I've studied it 5 years now, and spent 2 years in...

I've studied it 5 years now, and spent 2 years in Japan. I'm still far from fluent though... that'll probably take the rest of my lifetime ;)
Forum: General Chat 2004-01-27, 15:29
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
Hehe Well, there are a lot of manga aimed at...

Hehe

Well, there are a lot of manga aimed at young children that are written in hiragana only. Those can still be quite entertaining.

The more popular manga are written for teenagers, and are...
Forum: General Chat 2004-01-27, 13:47
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
I heard that Chinese doesn't really have a...

I heard that Chinese doesn't really have a prescribed word order... But that may just be someone pulling my leg :)
Forum: General Chat 2004-01-14, 08:53
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
I'm not sure how this should be applied to the...

I'm not sure how this should be applied to the forum...

At this moment I have neither the storage space, nor the cute girl to do the voice recording. That'll be something for the future, perhaps...
Forum: General Chat 2004-01-08, 06:40
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
You are absolutely right:upset:... I changed the...

You are absolutely right:upset:... I changed the example to "kutte". (I didn't have the space to put "chotto" :().
Forum: General Chat 2004-01-08, 02:05
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
To Piccahoe The correct way of writing would...

To Piccahoe

The correct way of writing would be:
ぼく の にほんご は じょうず で は ありません。

If you type it without spaces and hit the space bar at the end of the sentence, you would get this:...
Forum: General Chat 2004-01-06, 15:22
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
As a general rule Katakana is used for foreign...

As a general rule Katakana is used for foreign words (from a Japanese viewpoint of course).

Hiragana is used for native words.

However, Katakana can also be used to emphasize a Japanese word....
Forum: General Chat 2004-01-06, 13:40
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
Actually, you might want to remove the line at...

Actually, you might want to remove the line at the end and replace it with the same character before it. "ka" "wa" "i" "i"

Unless you want to replace them all with katakana, then you can use the...
Forum: General Chat 2004-01-05, 12:52
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
Japan-Studies.com (http://japan-studies.com) is...

Japan-Studies.com (http://japan-studies.com) is an international site, a Dutch version wouldn't work inside it. I'm sorry to disappoint you.

But I appreciate the offer :)
Forum: General Chat 2004-01-05, 10:44
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
Sorry, no Dutch - Japanese or Japanese - Dutch....

Sorry, no Dutch - Japanese or Japanese - Dutch. I'm gonna stick with English :)

If you have suggestions on how to make the site more userfriendly, please let me know. I'm always willing to improve...
Forum: General Chat 2004-01-05, 07:31
Replies: 62
Views: 7,335
Posted By Eelco
Learn Japanese online

I'm creating a new online Japanese course at Japan-Studies.com (http://japan-studies.com) called Japanese 101 (http://japan-studies.com/language/).

This is not your usual collection of useful...
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