Japanese Learning Thread/nihongo benkyou sureddo#2 (4)

1 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2023-02-20 13:59 ID:Heaven

Previous thread reached >>1000 and was nothing but spam anyway, but feel free to check it https://4-ch.net/language/kareha.pl/1475864701/l50

https://guidetojapanese.org/learn/ -- Tae Kim's guide to japanese.
https://jisho.org/ -- online japanese dictionary.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10ten-ja-reader/ -- instant popup dictionary for firefox.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/10ten-japanese-reader-rik/pnmaklegiibbioifkmfkgpfnmdehdfan -- same for chrome. After the genocide of older firefox extensions there are many rikaichan clones around, I'm not sure which one is the best.

Also there is a "Translation request thread" in https://4-ch.net/nihongo/ , feel free to ask there.

2 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2023-02-20 14:01 ID:Heaven

Ixrec's Guide to Japanese

Apparently I can use F9 or ctrl-t to type widetext with microsoft IME. Other F buttons do similar things.

I wonder why 青 can mean both blue and green, maybe 緑 is a later addition to the language?
there's a whole theory about this
also traditionally the rainbow was seen as having just 5 colors in east asia
(precisely due to having less recognized colors)
japan used to recognize just 4 colors initially (black, white, red and blue)
virtually all languages seem to have followed this pattern
it's really green-blue but (since it's not differentiated yet)
and it was meant to be the color of plants
<- so the color of his eyes
alternatively they were meant to be all the colors of the sky
("""red""" in the traditional color scheme was very much the color of dawn/dusk)
well wiki explains as much
white, the color of life
black, the color of death
red, the color of blood
blue, the color of her eyes

apparently you need to type wyi to get ゐ

3 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2023-03-02 15:18 ID:eN9FINQX

very helpful anon
can anyone send me a link on ol' Japanese 2channel slang?

4 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2023-10-07 10:54 ID:qi0bT02u

I hacked my 3DS and been playing this on it when I'm out and about https://www.consoleroms.com/roms/nds/my-japanese-coach-learn-a-new-language-u-xenophobia but you could also play it on your computer with an emulator!

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