Learning Hiragana fast -II 1

Read/Learn Hiragana fast -I [click linked article]

し [shi, she] so remember like she=woman. Then ji, zi become じ, because zi/ji = shi+2strokes.

Then it becomes easy to remember せ[se, sex]. because せ is like し + horizontal-t Just for remembering easily. simply shi し and se[x] せ. I would have chosen another word than sex but it did not occur to me what word has se in it and I put that to google bar and it shows sex and then the symbol せ matches such. No offense to any one.

け [ke, ken] Its a sword the right part !!. Ken in Japanese is sword. and in Odia “ken-da” = sword [written khanda >> kanda, because a is a transLIT specific mostly to Indian languages, one has to simply realize that {aeiou} vowels are auxilary that is small sounds which gradually develop into prominent sounds] In either case KEn=sword hence Ke is け. Also fight =kenka [japanese] because of sword? Kenka is also fight in Odia [used casually as kenka-kenki] FRom this comes Odia: GEN-jiwa =KENchiba= to pierce. Look at the phonetic matching of Odia with Japanese. Almost exactly same.

So ge which is heavier ke becomes ke け + 2-strokes =げ.

How to remember Ku[く] This is Kungfu. In Kungfu a man has raised one of his legs and it looks liek く. So gu is heavier ku, ku く+2-strokes=gu= ぐ.

Howto ko/co [こ] co-linear, co-incidence, co-rrelation [two horizontal lines parallel] And in Hiragana Fast-I I explained, you put 2-stroke for go [heavier sounds/similar phonetics through 2-stroke or dot ]

Howto su [す] its a “shoe” if you rotate it clockwise 90 degree. So zu is heavier su = su+2-strokes. [ず]

Howto so そ, itsa sora = sky. [If you remember this you will remember two things in Japanese one: sora=sky and two so consonant: そ] Now if you zoom, そ looks like a  bolt of lightening, hence: sky. So zo which is heavier so is そ+2-strokes=ぞ.

The only consonants I haven’t explained it are now: te, to, and their 2-stroke sounds de, do and tsu. I have also not explained so far the 5 vowels [a, e, i, o , u]. and the R-consonants  [5-1= 4, re I told you], Y-consonants [3], M-consonants [5], the wa[1]. and the N-consonants [another 5]. Also in Hiragana fast-I I did not give explanation to every character. so 3 more [ひふへ].

Also note that some characters will confuse you because they are very look alikes. Let me put them here.

Before that there are 68 total characters [46=2+1+5+38, where 5 vowels, 38 consonants, 2 symbols, 1 special]

Modernization of Hiragana makes it 68 >> 46. reduction of 22 characters for computer were unnecessary. Compare with Indianic 21 alphabet systems + lack of reduction to the tune of 22 or more.

Confusion: わ ね れ  [wa ~ ne, re]

Confusion: ら さ き [ra, sa ~ ki]

Confusion: たな [ta, na]

Confusion:  るろ [ru ~ ro]

Confusion: ゆぬめ [yu, nu  ~ me] you know me, I am nasty.

Confusion: む す ず [mu su ~ zu/ju]

So I have told you 68-18-3=47 characters, howto remember them by remembering far less than 47 characters. [ofcourse not in any particular way but by trying to be as simple as I could given I could remember them in about 3 hours]

I will tryy to simplify if possible, add more ideas and make a comprehensive list. Remember that the mu む is simply a “shoe” gone bad.

One more trick. A ta is a t with a ko/co [た=t+こ] and a na is a t with a yo [な=t+よ, the stroke is broken though]

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