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“I can’t believe” !

These tricks are not exclusive to Japanese alphabet. I also used them to match with Odia alphabet and south Indian alphabet to remember. Check this out !

い ଇ ಇ ఇ

The “i” [said as e, as in english] has a component which is partially same (two circles, if extrapolated) in Japanese, Odia, Kannada, Telugu. That is actually how I remembered. Even in Odia, Kannada and Telugu the “i-symbol” is same.

Check: ଦି ದಿ ది [I have written phonetics di as in “the” in Odia, Kannada and Telugu] The vowel “i” which is written as a symbol on top of the letter is same in all cases, so that helps to remember what the letter is reading. [I already know my native speak Odia, so its much easier for me to remember this way]

Learning a few interesting kanji.

Originally written October 2012. Explained and expanded today, 27-01-2014.

Friday, October 5, 2012 at 3:02 pm UTC + 05:30

word of the day: 体 karada and 休 kyuu 。

note 1; 亻this fellow is whats called ninben, which means “person-like part-of-a-kanji”, a part-of-a-kanji is called, a radical, which means a component of a kanji. This I have described in other kanji based articles. A composite kanji is often created from various parts, with certain rules, such as what goes, on left, what goes, on right, what on top etc, and accordingly such parts are known by 7-types of radicals or ben or hen. eg shimesuhen (礻as seen in 神). eg as you see in (体 karada and 休 kyuu, we see a; 亻) .

note 2; We also should be clear that certain rules may never have been passed explicitly. eg what caused a creation of certain kanjis. A-least to my knowledge, this is not so; so I learned kanjis, slightly more than a year ago, and now there are tons, of kanji discoveries, that is apparent rules that govern how and why these kanjis, might have been packed into a composite kanji. In-fact I have recently grown them, calling, as Kanji Equations.

This site is now filled with tons of such example, and the idea, is to share some kanji discoveries, as they happen, since that can’t follow, each time a new finding is made, a rigorous explanation from beginning, if you happen to rad kanji based findings here and understand the simple observations I have been making, pass them onto your interested networks, who might then keep track of anything they would be interested to know. In essence there would be new rules, perhaps never known, this site boasts a few of such.

Rule behind forming Japanese (Chinese?) numbers.

Rule 3: I merged rule 3 into 2 and sub-itemized into i) and ii). Smart? I think necessary. They say “necessity is the mother of invention”. I thought last night, as I was totally ill, by body pain and head ache, and didn’t do much except weeping in pain, “what if, invention is actually a baby of inspiration as inspiration died quite young and necessity was the only aya available in the neighborhood to take care of these baby inventions. The father was totally taken to be abusive, towards society’s tastes and high handed dealing with everything, so the poor guy doesn’t often show up. He loved inspiration, in a total spell of Romance, then inspiration after bearing the pain of invention, died young. The abusive father married, necessity and its necessity which now communicates with society and the father mostly thinks of more romance and more babies.”

Here is the rules then, without any more drama.

1 = 一 = 西

西=一1 、二2、三3、

西=(に+)四4、 五5
六6、七7、八8、九9=西 [Define 9 first then go on omitting 1, 2 sides …, although this is quite not simple as said now, eg 7 to 6 is not clear]
10 = 十=西

Note that: 1一 is a single side and 10 being an end of digit, is a criss-cross of two single lines; 十, saying: enough.

Next time you see a kanji or kanji part like that ask yourself is it connected to the word “enough” in any way? You will have discovered perhaps another fact.

Which books to follow if you are to begin learning Japanese. #mdashf #Japanese1

When I am asked for my references for which books one should follow to begin learning Japanese, here is what I suggest.

1. For Hiragana, Katakana (the phonetic alphabet)

This book comes with many exercises and really quick to teach you most important things as a beginner. Its an excellent and slim size book.

にほんご かんたん (reads Nihongo Kantan, in Hiragana, means: Easy Japanese)

Book Title: SPEAK JAPANESE, A textbook for young students.

Authors, Kiyo Saka and Hisako Yoshiki
Publications, Kenkyusha

2. Learning practical and wide deal of applications into living life in Japan, this “Lonely Planet Phrasebooks for Japanese” with 2000 words 2-way pocket size dictionary.