Japanese Language

Mr. K
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Jun 6 2007, 01:46 AM #1

A few people are in the midst or have learned a little Japanese. It's wonderful that anyone has taken on this endeavor! Maybe you already know Japanese and would like to assist some in learning more ^^

Go ahead and practice your skill here!
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Shuichi Shindou
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Jun 10 2007, 01:49 AM #2

For my first language act, I'd like to ask:

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO WRITE IN JAP CHARACTERS ON BOARDS? !@! (or anywhere else for that matter)

Shu wants to knoooow!! ;-;


Thank You.
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Tatsuha Uesugi
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Jun 10 2007, 05:24 AM #3

はい、しゅいちーさん。

シュイチサン。

I just tried MS Japanese character mode and it seems to work alright. Turn them on and type into the box like normal.

http://www.coscom.co.jp/japanesefont/in ... llime.html

I think this is how I installed it. It's been awhile and I'm hopped up on flu medicine so my memory is fuzzy at best.

Tats.
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Shuichi Shindou
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Jun 10 2007, 07:54 AM #4

this has to be the best tool in the universe!! XD!! its so freakin cool man! thank you, THANK YOU!! =D

but.. but nuu i can write the script okay, but all i get is a bunch of jumbled symbols when it posts ;-;! help?


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Jun 10 2007, 04:03 PM #5

ティs 伊s 亜ウェ祖目!

Aww poor Tats..I think you said something about the flu etc. But THANK YOU for showing us this!!! I now can type Japanese characters without hunting all over the net for it XD

Although I'm a mile behind you guys since I don't know any Japanese. So this is my question.

If you type Japanese characters here and I copy and paste them onto Word. Is there a way to convert that to English so I can see what you said properly? All I have been able to do so far is copy and go to Translate on Word and it finds a bunch of related possible translations. That is the way I sort of figured out what you said, but I have no clue exactly what you said.

If there is a way, I'd be grateful! ^^

Also I find a lot of the words I type in Japanese character, it doesn't translate some letters. So I get some Japanese with English letters along with it XD

ウェええ! てゃんk 用 ふぉr ティs とぴc!  意 実ght あcつ亜lly レアrん 疎目ティんg! XD!
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Shuichi Shindou
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Jun 10 2007, 04:15 PM #6

eee it works.. kinda! ありがとう たつ

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Tatsuha Uesugi
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Jun 10 2007, 05:11 PM #7

There's a translate function on Word? I didn't know that. Where's that located?

Umm...I found a few online translators but they only seem to work with roomaji to English and not kana or kanji to English. Maybe I'm not doing it right, but so far, I haven't seen anything that works.

Umm...what I said in the beginning was a test to see if MS Japanese would work on the board. I said Shuichi-san and Shuichi-san, the first in Hiragana and the second in Katakana.

Big Daddy don't read Kanji! He's worse than Ryu like that! ( LOVE YOU STARSHINE!)

Typing in MS Japanese is a pain. To get it to stop converting everything to Kanji I hit Ctrl Z and it reverts back to the kana form.

As for why it types some letters still in English, are you typing English words in Japanese mode? That's what it looks like. English has stand alone letters and outside of the vowels and "n" Japanese doesn't. I think it's leaving stuff like "s" and "t" in English cuz it doesn't know what to do with them, but if you were typing sa, se, su, so or ta, te, tsu, to, it'd type the Kana. So you'd have to type the Japanese equivalent to the word you want in roomaji.

Thanks is ありがと but if you type the English thanks, てゃんks it turns out like that.

See? A pain.

I'm also noticing that if you type out the name of a smiley while in Japanese mode, it inputs the html for that smiley. Maybe that's what is happening with you Shu? Are you in Guided or Normal mode?

I'll just type the English translation to what I'm trying to say in Japanese.
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Jun 10 2007, 11:48 PM #8

OH yeah on Microsoft Word if you highlight the words, just right click and there should be a 'translate' option under Synonyms. It's not THAT useful XD Barely works XD

Oh yeah those online translators is what I've been using to half ass my way through some Japanese. Like Babble Fish, I'm not even sure what form it gives Japanese in..I'm gonna guess on Kanji.

I did find this today a Romanji Dictionary. Dictionary

You probably already seen this, but it's kinda cool. Even gives you the adj, n, v etc which helps someone like me immensely! ^^;;

Oh I see, yes that space bar thing is a pain, it's hard to get used to not hitting space and converting it all to Kanji XD Apparently it starts of Hiragana on mine. Really I dunno half the time LOL

OMG I'm such a numbskull...really... -_- OF COURSE that's why I'm getting English letters XD I forgot that the Lessons on that site was Romanji words. But I was getting all FWEEEE when I noticed that my English words were being instantly translated into Japanese XD! Thanks hun for putting me straight again ^^

Many thanks! ぉヴぇや!
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Shuichi Shindou
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Jun 11 2007, 03:17 AM #9

well that's why we're here, to learn! =D

i tried both guided and normal mode and got the same result and haven't added/written any smileys... =/ ...

and as for the space bar set up thing, i love it. it works for me ^^. i don't know anything about using Word to translate, so I can't help you there, but Shu is willing to teach! ^.~ i'm up to several kanji. i just need to figure out this stupid little bug ><

for starters I will say, switch to Katakana =P
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Shuichi Shindou
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Jun 20 2007, 11:46 PM #10

The Gravi Character names in Japanese:

(In case anyone was interested )


&#12405;&#12376;&#12373;&#12365; &#12377;&#12368;&#12427; - Fujisaki Suguru

&#20013;&#37326;&#28009;&#21496; - Nakano Hiroshi

&#12373;&#12363;&#12398; - Sakano

&#12379;&#12368;&#12385; &#12415;&#12363; - Seguchi Mika

&#12475;&#12464;&#12481; &#12488;&#12510; Seguchi Tohma

&#20304;&#20037;&#38291;&#31452;&#19968; - Sakuma Ryuichi

&#26032;&#22530;&#24833;&#19968; - Shindou Shuichi

&#12358;&#12360;&#12377;&#12366; &#12383;&#12388;&#12399; - Uesugi Tatsuha

&#12358;&#12363;&#12356; &#12398;&#12426;&#12371; - Ukai Noriko

&#30001;&#36020;&#29787;&#37324; ï - Yuki Eiri
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Silver Yoru
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Dec 22 2007, 04:10 PM #11

I speak some Japanese and I'm not sure how to make the on the forum in Japanese's characters. I know that there is a font for Microsoft Word that lets you type in Japanese.
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Sep 17 2008, 07:05 PM #12

I've been self teaching myself Japanese for a while now... >.> needless to say... I really need to find a tutor or someone who knows it to teach me more... until I can afford to go back to college again....

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Sep 18 2008, 05:41 AM #13

Michael @ Sep 17 2008, 03:05 PM wrote: I've been self teaching myself Japanese for a while now... >.> needless to say... I really need to find a tutor or someone who knows it to teach me more... until I can afford to go back to college again....
I think I'd rather learn how to speak Japanese first...

Anyone else learning the verbal language?

Ryuichi


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Tatsuha Uesugi
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Sep 18 2008, 11:42 AM #14

I am trying to. I have a fairly good start, but I'm absolute crap for reading. I can only read kana and I have to sound it out like a three year old.

For resources to help get you started, head on over to the Japan thread. Before there was a Japanese Language thread, I started posting language learning and Japanese culture resources over there.

http://z14.invisionfree.com/Gravitation ... topic=2349

Japancast is especially good for both and lots of other stuff related to Japan.

And as far as I know MIT is still offering those language lessons, so head on over and check em out.

Big Daddy
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Maiko Shindou
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Nov 17 2008, 02:11 AM #15

&#12354;&#12354;&#12289;&#23569;&#12375;&#26085;&#26412;&#35486;&#12434;&#35441;&#12375;&#12414;&#12377;&#12290;&#12371;&#12392;&#12375;&#12289;&#31169;&#12399;&#12289;&#23398;&#26657;&#12391;&#26085;&#26412;&#35486;&#12398;&#12463;&#12521;&#12473;&#12434;&#12392;&#12387;&#12390;&#12356;&#12414;&#12377;&#12290;: D

Translation:
Ah, I speak a little Japanese. This year, I am taking a Japanese class at school.

I'm in second year at my high school. I can't speak too much... bah. xD;

For anyone who is learning, the best thing I can suggest is to learn the Kana first. If you become dependent on Romaji while learning to speak it, then it makes it harder to go and learn the Kana later. I know this, because that happened to me when I was trying to teach myself at first... : D;
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