Nihongo wakaranai

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Re: Nihongo wakaranai

Postby devilyoudont » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:36 pm

The best thing that I've done for my understanding of pitch accent was doing Dogen's Japanese phonetics course on Youtube. The course really goes into detail covering things from, what is the most common pitch accent pattern for a 2 kanji 4 mora word? to where does pitch accent fall on conjugated verbs for verbs that are atamadaka in their dictionary form? to how does sentence level prosody impact word level pitch accent? Unfortunately, the course only teaches pitch accent. But, my ability to identify what pattern a word is and hear where the downstep occurs has hugely increased since I took his course. I think it is a good course for a learner at any level who wants a deeper understanding of pitch accent.
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Re: Nihongo wakaranai

Postby Sarafina » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:01 pm

While a lot of people may be familiar with AJATT. I wonder how many people are aware about MIA. It's short for 'mass immersion approach. It draws inspiration heavily from AJATT. It claims to be a "sytematic approach to immersion-based language learning which aims to preserve the core ideas of AJATT while remedying the flaws". Personally there's nothing particularly revolutionary about his concept but there's still a lot of valuable ideas and suggestions that one can gain. In the past, I was put off by the creator's behaviour and attitude but he seems a lot more open-minded and much less dogmatic. I admire his work ethic and dedication.

https://massimmersionapproach.com/about/
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Re: Nihongo wakaranai

Postby SGP » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:25 pm

Sarafina wrote:While a lot of people may be familiar with AJATT. I wonder how many people are aware about MIA. It's short for 'mass immersion approach. It draws inspiration heavily from AJATT. It claims to be a "sytematic approach to immersion-based language learning which aims to preserve the core ideas of AJATT while remedying the flaws". Personally there's nothing particularly revolutionary about his concept but there's still a lot of valuable ideas and suggestions that one can gain.

Adding it to my Reading or Also Studying Queue. While I am not able to visit the web site right now (time), I really like the idea of improving an existing learning approach like that one.

@Khatzumoto-kun, in case you are reading this: Konnichi-wa. Hi there. Hujambo. I do fully acknowledge that your All Japanese All The Time method does have some merits. I even cherry-picked some of them. And why does "that stranger" :D call you "...kun"? Because of being in the same group. Language learners and also, well, polyglots. #Nihongo #NotRequiringAnyoneToMaintainAllOfHisPreviousLanguages #HichirikiAndItadoriFlutes #Polyglottery

Maybe the maker of AJATT would take some ideas from MIA as well and slightly modify his own approach even. He wouldn't be the first one (nor the second) doing that.
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Re: Nihongo wakaranai

Postby reineke » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:14 pm

brilliantyears wrote:
reineke wrote:Brilliantyears Simply brilliant. Ahem
https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... =15&t=1104
(笑)

ここに自分の道を簡単に説明したほうがいいかな?
質問があれば遠慮なく聞いてください。


もちろん!!
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Re: Nihongo wakaranai

Postby reineke » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:40 am

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Re: Nihongo wakaranai

Postby sillygoose1 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:18 am

I've been working on my Japanese very slowly and not so surely. I'm going through some very elementary graded readers in order to better acquaint myself with hiragana and vocabulary.

I recently saw a movie called One cut of the dead and it was one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Low budget, unknown actors, and apparently highly praised in Japan
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Re: Nihongo wakaranai

Postby Sarafina » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:38 pm

When people are discussing Japanese native materials that they immerse with, it tends to be centred about anime. But I think that other audio-based native materials such as podcasts deserve more attention. This is just a list of Japanese podcasts that seem interesting. It doesn't include podcasts like Japanesepod101 that aim to teach the Japanese language.

Japanese Podcasts.

http://hkbk.fm/
It's two people that talk about a range of different topics. Some topics are genuinely really interesting and I like the variety of the discussions. It's good way to hear a more natural Japanese.

https://rebuild.fm/
It's good if you're interested in 'tech, software development and gadgets'

https://www.nhk.or.jp/radiosp/kodomoq/
It's about a group of scientists that answer questions posed by children.

Does anyone know of any good Japanese podcasts that have transcripts that isn't stuff like Japanesepod101/News in Slow Japanese/Japanese Pod?
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