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Sensei Wields the Sword of the Samurai- on Ouiser

And cut me to the quick. For the last 8 months, Sensei has attempted with no results to teach me the building blocks of the Japanese phonics- the 46 Hiragana characters. I have resolutely and with great success blocked her … Continue reading

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On Language- Why is it Hard to Learn Japanese?

You’ll be happy to know I’ve spent hours analysing why instead of learning how to… This is what I’ve decided on the much discussed issue of the difficulty of learning not only Japanese but an Asian language. I break from … Continue reading

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