This is my language teaching thread!! It's true! It's true! (708)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-05 15:18 ID:Tg9qORd+

Hi, loving everyone!^^ I'm 19years old, a Japanese Otaku.
I'm a high school graduate who is preparing for another chance to enter a college.(This is called "Rounin" in Japan, a masterless Samurai is also called "Rounin".)
I made every effort to enter college, but college refused me, because I couldn't read/write English well.

So, I want you to speak to me easily, and point out my wrong.
You can ask me everything! I'm not a grim person.^^ I love you all.(^ε^)
come on! come on everybody!

Do you think this sentences childish?

I like WWE,progressive rock. thanks for reading

501 Name: config.sys : 2007-10-12 11:38 ID:Heaven

Okay, thanks!

502 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-16 13:43 ID:nVljFwVk

503 Post deleted.

504 Name: Default : 2007-10-19 19:37 ID:93T39TEv

Suck it.

505 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-19 23:23 ID:MeTO6hHS

506 Name: config.sys : 2007-11-05 21:23 ID:NPuXaFlK

Hmm... will you have time to post again soon, >>1?

507 Name: Anonymous : 2007-11-06 04:29 ID:4Fpkd8SG

I love you, 1.

508 Name: 1 : 2007-11-06 22:10 ID:Heaven


Me too

509 Name: Anonymous : 2007-11-07 06:10 ID:4Fpkd8SG

How have you been recently?

510 Name: 1 : 2007-11-07 09:57 ID:Heaven

I have been busy with my club activity. I belong to the club which the members make a plane flown by human strength.


But don't ask me anything about it, I do not know anything!

511 Name: Anti-Squeeks : 2007-11-07 13:48 ID:jz4HVgxy


512 Name: 1 : 2007-11-07 13:50 ID:Heaven

I know that word, niggerfaggot.

513 Name: config.sys : 2007-11-07 18:32 ID:NPuXaFlK

Hey, welcome back.

Gah, I haven't studied Japanese enough to understand most of that. (I promise I will understand soon, though. I wish I was as sophisticated as you...) So in response to the little I understood: don't be sorry and post whenever you feel like it or have time to. It doesn't have any priority. It's nice that you still look at the messages here!

That looks impressive, has that ever been achieved before? I'm going to keep an eye on that project.

Haha, that combination of words made me laugh. :) I don't think I've ever heard that before... And don't mind trolls like Anti-Squeeks.

514 Name: 1 : 2007-11-07 22:24 ID:Heaven

Good morning to each and everyone of you. :)

Thanks, I do want to study English more! But I cannot find a clue to study. Because I'm a college student. There is not a 'study model'. Studying by oneself is not so easy.

>That looks impressive, has that ever been achieved before? I'm going to keep an eye on that project.

We won the 2nd place this year. And last year, we won the 1st place.(Though I wasn't concerned with them.^^;) It is the project promoted by one telecasting corporation.

515 Name: Anti-Squeeks : 2007-11-08 13:42 ID:Bd5CcZCJ

>>514 Niglet, drink bleach and join the white race.

516 Name: 1 : 2007-11-08 15:10 ID:Heaven

Hey, I'm a yellow one. But I wanna join the white race.
I want to born again as a white woman with blonde hair in the next world :)

517 Name: The G-Man : 2007-11-09 00:41 ID:59R9nAic

The Japanese people in this thread write English quite well.

How's your pronunciation, though? Since Japanese is extremely simple phonemically, good pronunciation won't come easily...

However, English isn't so hard to speak, as it doesn't have many sounds which are difficult to pronounce per se, such as uvular sounds and trills.

I could, however, create a YouTube account with videos explaining the basics of English pronunciation if anyone wants me to.

518 Name: Anonymous : 2007-11-09 09:45 ID:tEdsvPqL


The guttural English Rrr
and the thorn th Þ and the are so much harder to pronounce than trills IMO.

519 Name: Anti-Squeeks : 2007-11-09 12:04 ID:Ip0GAMY/


Good. Thats the spirit.

520 Name: The G-Man : 2007-11-09 15:12 ID:59R9nAic


Really? Do you speak English natively or as a second language?

I found the 'th' sounds quite easy. The only thing I ever found slightly difficult with English pronunciation was a few odd combinations of with 'r' in American rhotic pronuncation, though that goes smoothly now.

Point being, though, that mostly, English isn't very hard to speak once you get the jest of it.

Also, guttural R? Never heard of an English accent with a guttural R... English R is usually alveolar, though the R in German and some Norwegian dialects is guttural (uvular, to be precise).

English is pretty free from guttural sounds in general (I wouldn't call H guttural), with Scottish loan word 'loch', and German Bach being some of the few exceptions I can think of.

521 Name: 1 : 2007-11-09 19:17 ID:Heaven


How about his English? (立花隆 Takashi Tachibana)

BTW, I smoke and drink recently. And listen to jazz artists like Bill Evans. Because I am influenced by hardboiled novels! Am I cool?

522 Name: config.sys : 2007-11-10 14:58 ID:NPuXaFlK


>How about his English? (立花隆 Takashi Tachibana)

Hmm, it was hard to hear because of the Japanese dub, but what I heard sounded good.

>BTW, I smoke and drink recently. And listen to jazz artists like Bill Evans. Because I am influenced by hardboiled novels! Am I cool?

Heh. Is it cool to be influenced? Drinking and smoking doesn't change the status of one's coolness in my opinion (I personally don't smoke because it's harmful and addictive). Jazz music, on the other hand... ;)

523 Name: Anonymous : 2007-11-11 01:16 ID:Heaven

> Is it cool to be influenced? Drinking and smoking doesn't change the status of one's coolness in my opinion


524 Name: Anonymous : 2007-11-11 08:47 ID:Heaven

Welcome to the internet.

525 Name: Anonymous : 2007-11-20 10:36 ID:FQulErI6

Good evening. While browsing around I came across your thread.
There seems to be a number of similar threads like yours whose goals are improving one's English skills. Of course most of them are non-natives.
But I think they evevtually ended in failure to let their thread last long because they don't have perseverance.
They tend to give up easily.
So I look up to you in that respect.
You created this thread about 9 months ago and you're still active. That's an admirable thing. Keep it up.

From an anonymous English learner.

526 Name: 1 : 2007-11-20 11:24 ID:Heaven


527 Name: Anonymous : 2007-11-21 21:36 ID:NPuXaFlK

Indeed! Now let's go for the 1000.

528 Name: 1 : 2007-11-22 11:07 ID:Heaven

It snowed today!


529 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-07 02:16 ID:nOEmVrfV


Well, try not to read too many Haruki Murakami novels. They're unhealthy.

(Though apparently he writes like he's translating from English?)

530 Name: 1 : 2007-12-07 07:53 ID:Heaven

I don't like them. I like Kenji Tsuchiya and Kyusaku Yumeno!


531 Name: 1 : 2007-12-24 11:48 ID:Heaven

Happy hollydays!

532 Name: 1 : 2007-12-24 11:49 ID:Heaven

Oh, I made a mistake. Happy holidays! 今日はクリスマスです。

533 Name: 1 : 2007-12-24 11:51 ID:Heaven


534 Name: config.sys : 2007-12-24 12:41 ID:NPuXaFlK

It has snowed here too! ...but it's gone already.

Happy holidays, >>1.

535 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-24 23:09 ID:ISjh1MTx


536 Name: 1 : 2007-12-25 01:32 ID:Heaven



537 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-25 06:08 ID:gIS9aGqY

Murakami is good, but I've only read his short stories. You know who's good? Natsuo Kirino.

538 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-25 12:51 ID:Heaven


539 Name: 1 : 2007-12-25 13:38 ID:Heaven


540 Name: 1 : 2007-12-25 13:47 ID:Heaven


541 Name: config.sys : 2007-12-25 19:07 ID:Heaven

Japanese is hard... ;__;

542 Name: 1 : 2007-12-26 01:03 ID:Heaven

Ik wil een Nederlandse taal een weinig zien!
Hoe gaat u begin het jaar doen?

543 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-26 10:35 ID:Heaven

If they would just abolish Kanji it would be relatively easy.

544 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-26 18:33 ID:NPuXaFlK

No, then it would be hard to see what each word means, given the many homonyms.

Haha, geen probleem! Ik heb geen voornemens, behalve dat ik projecten die ik begin eens af wil maken, voor de verandering. En ik ga nog eens serieus proberen Japans verder te leren. Wat ben jij van plan?

545 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-27 02:39 ID:Heaven

That's what Koreans thought about getting rid of hanja.

546 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-27 12:25 ID:Heaven

Right, like how it's so hard to figure this out when you're listening to it. Idiot.

547 Name: 1 : 2007-12-31 15:18 ID:Heaven

Happy new year!


548 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-31 18:36 ID:Heaven

cums in your eye

549 Name: conhigu.sisu : 2007-12-31 22:04 ID:NPuXaFlK

A happy new year too! Although I'm still in 2007 for another hour...

550 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-02 16:20 ID:Heaven


551 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-02 19:39 ID:Heaven

comes in jars

552 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-03 04:12 ID:pfLaz+7a


Have you tried to play Mother 3?

553 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-03 10:20 ID:NPuXaFlK

No. Although I'd want to, my Japanese skills really are not good enough for that. But I take it's kana only? That would simplify some things.

And well... I know many games don't use kanji, but I thought it would limit things in some way. But I guess I'm wrong about that? Is kanji actually useless? asks >>1

554 Name: 1 : 2008-01-03 11:00 ID:Heaven

No. Kanji is very useful.



555 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-03 13:55 ID:Heaven

Honestly the primary drawback of kana-only is that people don't currently put in spaces. Put in spaces, most of the problem vanishes.

556 Name: 1 : 2008-01-03 14:58 ID:Heaven

たしかに おっしゃる とおり かもしれません。
がいこくご として まなぶには こちらのほうが よほど らく でしょうね。

557 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-03 20:32 ID:Heaven


How do you deal with the plethora of homonyms?

558 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-03 20:53 ID:LHOUcrUF

くっき を あげました。

559 Name: 1 : 2008-01-04 04:29 ID:Heaven

クッキー? 誰かにあげたの? 揚げたの?

560 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-04 13:47 ID:Heaven

The same way you do it when you're listening to the language. With a brain.

561 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-08 10:35 ID:BixWXPnz


I found that quite easy myself - especially with as many particles as Japanese has.

562 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-08 16:17 ID:9P4+EPVx

Wu bist du?

563 Post deleted.

564 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-08 20:35 ID:Heaven

Thanks for attracting weeaboos OP.

565 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-08 22:41 ID:6aCXl0Vm


566 Name: NB : 2008-01-08 23:48 ID:Heaven

If you got rid of kanji, how many cubic miles of landfill would be needed to replace all the signs in Tokyo?

Also, the idea of spacing in a language is more varied than I ever imagined before reading these Wikipedia articles.

The Japanese way of writing without spaces is known as scripta continua to people who know what they're talking about. Use this term to sound smart when talking about the kanji problem.

It seems that ancient Latin and Greek used to be written this way too. And lots of sentences ended in est as a copula, the way desu does now. Hmmm, I wonder.

567 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-09 02:36 ID:Heaven

For that reason, and many other reasons you have to admit Japanese is very primitive. Really I've been thinking about learning a moonspeak from time to time, some part of it doesn't seem hard but there are a lot of difference in them. Maybe I'm better off learning languages that aren't much different then move eastward maybe learning Chinese, an uncommon second language in western culture.

568 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-09 03:19 ID:+NA4Ye4s

Problem with Chinese (any dialect) is that it's hard to know where to start.

Japanese shares many characteristics with many other languages, both "ancient" languages like Latin and "modern" ones like English. Considering the human race has been speaking for at least 50,000 years, 2,000 years isn't long enough to make one language more primitive than another.

What are the characteristics of a modern language, compared to an ancient one?

569 Name: 1 : 2008-01-09 09:03 ID:Heaven

Are you a scholar or something?

570 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-13 23:23 ID:tg2aoBbD

Hi. I'm also from Japan.

Are you really sure you weren't able to read English well enough to pass entrance exams? As 19 year-old Japanese go, you write/wrote English pretty well, imo. I think there are many more people who are/were admitted to college at lower level than you are. Hmm. I guess you are the kind of person who gets nervous when taking tests... So I suggest you take STEP tests, pre 1st/2nd level, I mean, when you have a chance. You can get used to such atmosphere.

Good luck with your entrance exams.

571 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-14 14:19 ID:h9uneU/I

Please GO, weeaboos!

572 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-14 18:41 ID:k3nH1zfw

Oh, come on, calling a language "primitive" is linguistic snobbery of the highest order!

In fact, if you must judge a language's level of sophistication, judge it by it's range of vocabulary, and Japanese has no problem whatsoever there. There is a huge range of terms, scientific, medical, military, economic, mathematical, and for which there are equivalent native and foreign imported terms.

Amusingly enough, some of the most isolated languages are also the most baroque in their grammatical structure. Just research a language from the interior of Borneo or Papua New Guinea, your head will spin!

Seeing as you've never actually taken a dive into learning Japanese however, its hard to see how you could form a fair or objective opinion of the language. Are you bitter, or just arrogant? I honestly can't tell.

573 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-15 02:47 ID:Heaven

Vocabulary has no impact on the level of advancement in a language IMO. It would have to be related to grammar alone.

That being said, a "less advanced" language may be simpler due to having less features, and a language being simpler is generally a good thing. So I don't think it's necessarily negative to call something primitive.

574 Name: 1 : 2008-01-15 09:08 ID:Heaven

Thanks, but now that I am a college student.

575 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-20 09:25 ID:Heaven


Wow, almost one year later, I check back and this thread is still alive?!

I am very happy today ^^ because spring is coming to my country!

576 Name: 1 : 2008-01-30 00:19 ID:Heaven

killing time.


577 Name: 1 : 2008-02-14 14:42 ID:Heaven

From today on, I will... I will...

578 Name: Anonymous : 2008-02-17 21:14 ID:NPuXaFlK

What will you do? I'm so very sucks. :|

579 Name: 1 : 2008-02-18 03:30 ID:Heaven

To increase my vocabulary, I use a word book. And to get used to idioms, I read some reimported manga(ex. Maison Ikkoku). Besides, I'll see some reimported anime DVDs in English dub(I bought a cowboy bebop's DVD box). I'll never give up!
Although maybe I should be more serious. I know.

580 Name: 1 : 2008-02-18 03:40 ID:Heaven

I guess you are busy studying. Cheer up!
There is no 'today' that never meets 'tomorrow'! (quoted from Japanese anime "Strawberry Marshmallow")

581 Name: Anonymous : 2008-02-18 13:33 ID:Heaven


582 Name: 1 : 2008-02-18 17:59 ID:Heaven

Today, I read a short story. The title is "The Garden Party" written by Katherine Mansfield. I could understand about 60 percent(mainly proper noun) of it. So, today was a good day!

I once thought that people who liked Strawberry Marshmallow were lolicon. But actually, it's not. Although because of lack of my English skill, I can't explain the reason. I'm sorry.
I like Chika-chan. How about you?

By the way, the president of my university is on the edge. It is said that there is injustice in his paper.
He is the professor of my department.
ちなみに、Yesの名盤"Close to the Edge"の邦題は『危機』です。(ちなみに、『ちなみに』というのは、前述の事柄に関連した事象を述べる場合に用いる接続詞です)

583 Name: config : 2008-02-18 20:31 ID:Heaven

I guess that's true.

And although that anime seems interesting, I haven't seen it yet. I'm currently watching Clannad, I think it's really nice.

584 Name: 1 : 2008-02-19 06:28 ID:Heaven

Huh, you watch a Japanese animation? I didn't know that.
I don't know Clannad, except its origin is the adult game. Then, have you played its original adult game? Have you played adult games? I don't think they are worth playing, ha-ha. They are the shame of Japan. (As you see, I'm such a strict man)

585 Name: 1 : 2008-02-19 07:08 ID:Heaven
Yay! We won!
He lives in Tokyo, so maybe he looks down on people like me. That's the cause of a defeat.(This is the scientific and logical consequence)

My current plan is to score well in TOEFL! And if there will be an opportunity, I wanna study abroad. As long as I can go studying abroad, I wouldn't mind wherever my destination is.

Juich omhoog toe! Neem gemakkelijk het!

586 Name: Anonymous : 2008-02-19 15:18 ID:97v87bET

This thread is as old as the internet and we're only at >>586?

587 Name: 1 : 2008-02-19 20:18 ID:Heaven

I don't seize your meaning. You are strange.

Today, I read "The Three-day Blow" written by Ernest Hemingway. I understand fifty percent of it.

##### NOTICE : sentences below include the core of the story #####

Two young men are drinking. One is at a loss, because of his broken heart. And another is comforting him. They are NEETs, so everyday is a holiday for them. They will go fishing tomorrow. Some day, the man who has broken heart will have to go to the city on the purpose of finding his job. But he attempts to forget about it(This is why he is called a NEET).

Sorry, I'm drinking now.

588 Name: Anonymous : 2008-02-19 23:50 ID:6ECtxVLq


589 Name: Anonymous : 2008-03-12 02:18 ID:ulHnmoSS


590 Name: 1 : 2008-03-12 09:37 ID:Heaven

591 Name: Anonymous : 2008-03-25 21:21 ID:NPuXaFlK

Don't die on me, thread!

592 Name: 1 : 2008-03-26 05:44 ID:Heaven

I'm fine! (^^)/

593 Name: 1 : 2008-04-12 14:28 ID:Heaven

Again, I'm fine!

594 Name: 1 : 2008-04-22 11:53 ID:Heaven

axial force, transverse force or bending moment, torsional moment or torque
tensile stress, compressive stress, くぁwせdrftgyふじこlp

595 Name: config : 2008-04-23 19:30 ID:Heaven


Exams. ._.

596 Name: 1 : 2008-04-23 22:50 ID:Heaven

Those terms are used in the field of material science.

597 Name: config : 2008-04-24 13:07 ID:Heaven

Are you studying this?

598 Name: 1 : 2008-04-24 16:57 ID:Heaven

Yes! A little.

599 Name: 1 : 2008-04-26 09:45 ID:Heaven

My crotch itches. It is so shameful. I feel blue.
I want to ask you one thing: in your country, what will you do if you are troubled by ringworm?
In Japan, a medicine called "タムシチンキ(Tamushi chinki)" is popular. Tamushi means ringworm, and Chinki stands for tincture. It is often used as a gadget in comic books(e.g. "Urusei Yatsura" a.k.a. "Lum the Invader Girl").
Tamushichinki is a trade name. You must be careful when you use it in official documents.
I feel blue. All the thing that I did today was just sighing.

600 Name: config : 2008-05-01 14:23 ID:NPuXaFlK

Hmm... I don't really know, I've never had this. My local Wikipedia says miconazol, ketoconazol, clotrimazol, terbinafine or itraconazo is used. No one has heard of Tamushichinki here, obviously. :)

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