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Asian languages
Posted 1/2/08
i can speak japanese, i learned by self teaching, and with some software, it was really fun, now i can talk to my uncle in jap he was raised in osaka, ^_^ its cool, and im relocating to osaka what a coincedence.
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Posted 1/2/08
i would really like to learn korean and japanese
i guess korean is much more difficult to learn, but i really like the language
i started making my own korean dictionary by writing all the sentences and words i know with the meaning of it=)
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Posted 1/2/08
I want to learn mandarin, korean,japanese and maybe a little viet...ans for the reason i really don't know why...i find it interesting...thats why when i'll be in vgs, i really hope that the school i will be applying on has chinese as a foreign language...but ill be taking up japanese course this year at a school...the woman at the convention said it was fre...and i know some words and sentences and very few characters from japanse a little from kanji,katakana,and hirigana and a little from korean and of chinese.but i really have no time for all three coz i still need to polish my norwegian..and when i am finished with my studies i really wish i can go to japan or china or korea...and one more thing i do also hope to learn alibata..i never learned those characters only saw 1 character on a 1 peso coin...too bad the philippines removed it...it would have been great...
Posted 1/2/08
i would want to learn i dunno O_O... i know mandarin,Cantonese, and learning Japanese at the moment.... what else do i want?
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Posted 1/2/08

noname01123 wrote:


edsamac wrote:


noname01123 wrote:

sadly, no one uses them anymore nowadays...


Actually, a group of purists, called the Rizalianas use the alibata system, and have even written Jose Rizal's Mi Ultimo Adios (My Last Farewell) in Filipino using the alibata calligraphic system.

Strangely, enough, they're a religious order, and they believe Jose Rizal (National Hero of the Philippines) to be the Messiah...


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i have never heard of that....i didnt even know there are people that are rizalianas....where are they from?
Posted 1/2/08
i would like to learn japanese or any asian language in which the various anime and manga are released so i can understand it rather than relying on the dubbing in english.
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Posted 1/2/08
IM learning japanese and im learing katakana right now........ but ima take my next elective in japanese.......... but yeh its .....kinda hard... but in a way FUN!!!!.........AND yeh there is no way u cld learn japanese by wathcing anime cuz tat is really difficult
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Posted 1/2/08

noname01123 wrote:


edsamac wrote:


noname01123 wrote:

sadly, no one uses them anymore nowadays...


Actually, a group of purists, called the Rizalianas use the alibata system, and have even written Jose Rizal's Mi Ultimo Adios (My Last Farewell) in Filipino using the alibata calligraphic system.

Strangely, enough, they're a religious order, and they believe Jose Rizal (National Hero of the Philippines) to be the Messiah...


...


Mi Ultimo Adios was a book written by Jose Rizal(Philippine Hero) before he was executed by the Spaniards(Spanish Conquerors).. Rizalians are known to be his followers claiming rizal was a messiah sent by God to save Philippines but only few of them believe it.. As of now Philippines official languages is Tagalog(Filipino) and English...

Posted 1/2/08
.................but i am speechless in hearing that there are people believed rizal is a messiah.
Posted 1/2/08

Aquawolf wrote:

I already know japanese. (Romanji and Hiragana) I would be enchanted to learn Tagalog or Mandarin. Why? Because I would love to visit China and/or the Philipines.


oh really? you want to go to the Philippines?? haha have a good time...
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Posted 1/2/08
Even if you major in Japanese Language in College you will not be even close to being fluent. I would say that you will be at about 50% fluency. You will still not be able to read a book or a newspaper and will only be able to communicate on the most basic level. It is more like a nice introduction.

My sensei was saying that I should know about 1000-1250 Kanji by the time I graduate. I know about 450 right now. The minimum required just to be basically fluent is about 2000 Kanji, but you really need to know about 3000 Kanji to effectively be able to read anything you pick up. That doesn't even include all the Kanji Compounds / Vocabulary you need to learn.

After I finish my Advanced Reading and Writing and Advanced Grammar classes, my sensei tells me that I will know all the grammar I will need to be able to say anything I want in Japanese. But in order to put all that knowledge to practical use, I still need to learn massive amount of Kanji and Vocabulary. Something they don't teach you in class, you have to learn that primarily on your own.
After Beginning and Intermediate Level Japanese, they don't teach you any additional vocabulary or Kanji. They expect you to learn what you need on your own in order to pass the class.

You really need to spend a significant amount of time actually in the country and actively studying on your own in order to become truly fluent.

After I finish up my Japanese language degree (I'm going into my 3rd year of study in College), I plan on spending at least 3 months taking additional language classes in Japan.


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Posted 1/2/08
i am chinese , i know chinese , i speak chinese, and i write chinese


pity i wanna learn japanese xD
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Posted 1/2/08

kinchin123 wrote:


noname01123 wrote:


edsamac wrote:


noname01123 wrote:

sadly, no one uses them anymore nowadays...


Actually, a group of purists, called the Rizalianas use the alibata system, and have even written Jose Rizal's Mi Ultimo Adios (My Last Farewell) in Filipino using the alibata calligraphic system.

Strangely, enough, they're a religious order, and they believe Jose Rizal (National Hero of the Philippines) to be the Messiah...


...


Mi Ultimo Adios was a book written by Jose Rizal(Philippine Hero) before he was executed by the Spaniards(Spanish Conquerors).. Rizalians are known to be his followers claiming rizal was a messiah sent by God to save Philippines but only few of them believe it.. As of now Philippines official languages is Tagalog(Filipino) and English...



strangely though, two out of three prophecies of Rizal (for the Philippines) came true. maybe that's why Rizalians revered him so much.
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Posted 1/2/08
If I had the dedication to learn an Asian language I'd go with either Mandarin, Korean, or Japanese. Ugh it's such a hard decision, because I really would have uses for all of them haha. Between the dramas, anime, and asian music I listen to any one of them would come in handy.

Like anyone else I pick up random phrases from the stuff I watch and listen too. It's strange though, because the phrase I've learend the most is "I love you" haha cute right?

I might start taking Japanese classes eventually, because my Chemistry degree has a general education requirement of a foreign language. The only other asian language option is Chinese, which (I've heard) is even harder than Japanese. Could anyone confirm/deny that XD?

I had no idea Tagalog and Spanish had anything on common =O?! That's so random... well it probably isn't random haha, history is behind it, but I never would have guessed.
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Posted 1/2/08

kinchin123 wrote:

Mi Ultimo Adios was a book written by Jose Rizal(Philippine Hero) before he was executed by the Spaniards(Spanish Conquerors).. Rizalians are known to be his followers claiming rizal was a messiah sent by God to save Philippines but only few of them believe it.. As of now Philippines official languages is Tagalog(Filipino) and English...



It wasn't a book... it was a poem.
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