The SFF Project: (Anki + Memrise)4/11/15 Update: The course should be much better now! I went through some animes, mangas, etc. and marked all the most conjunctions I could find, added alternate answers, removed a whole bunch of extra/unnecessary items, and more! Hopefully this helps out a bit! ^^
4/14/15 Update: JFRN has updated his course for us! On the Anki side of things, they will be updated soon! I've been buried 6 feet under homework as of late, and haven't had the chance to update them.
6/24/15 Update: Finished the .txt and .apkg files to match the base Memrise course content, and added some conjunctions I had in a list I've been building.
Have you ever read Japanese, and enctountered text which appeared to have no meaning at all? I'm talking about... conjunctions!
The definition of a 'conjunction' is "[...] a part of speech that connects words, sentences, phrases or clauses."
An example English conjunction would be 'but', or 'therefor', 'even so', etc. These aren't really 'words', as in nouns, adjectives, or verbs... but they're still there!
These things can really skewer your interpretation of a sentence, regardless of whether or not you know all the respective grammar and vocabulary.
Or at the least, you may not catch words like 'だから' (among others), which means 'therefore', and mistake it for a 'word' and miss the sentence's nuance.
I knew there was something missing, and I knew they weren't nouns, adjectives, or verbs, so I was pretty lost... Until I knew what I should've been studying!
If I knew about conjunctions early on, and started studying them alongside my other methods for learning, reading would be a lot easier and enjoyable for me.
If you think about it, how hard would it be for someone to read English without knowing what all these 'words' meant? They are all extremely important!
Take a look at this sentence: 「私が欲しかった物、だから、きっとあなたも欲しいよね！」ー I liked this, therefore I'm sure you'd like it too!
’だから’ in the sentence above is a conjunction - It might seem obvious that you should dedicate some of your study time to them, but have you?
I can guarantee that if you know all of these, a quick and correct understanding of even the most complicated sentences would become much easier.
If you're still confused, click on the link to get and idea of what I'm talking about: [Lesson 50: Conjunctions]
Now you know you should study them... but how should you? WaniKani only provides Kanji to study!
First, download Anki: [Anki]
Second, download the files below and double click them once they're done downloading
(If you don't want to use Anki, you can simply download the text (.txt) files and import them into any other SRS and learn them there - OR use Memrise)
And last but not least, don't forget to study!
Anki & (.txt) Downloads:１）[Full Conjunction List Download] → ~ 18KB
→ Text File Download: [All_Conjunctions.txt] → ~5KB
ーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー Optimized Decks: ーーーーーーーーーーーー
２）The Tourist: [Conjunctions (Solidity) Download] → ~12KB
→ Text File Download: [Solidity.txt] → ~2KB
３）The Enthusiast: [Conjunctions (Fluidity) Download] → ~7KB
→ Text File Download: [Fluidity.txt] → ~2KB
４）The Conversationalist: [Conjunctions (Fluency) Download] → ~6KB
→ Text File Download: [Fluency.txt] → ~1KB
※ Special thanks to Looki for retrieving the original text for the decks; This wouldn’t have been possible without him!
Memrise Courses:For those that would rather use Memrise to learn all of this material, WK user & friend JFRN was nice enough to create us all a course! It’s been updated now
☆★ JFRN’s Links ★☆http://www.memrise.com/course/582634/full-japanese-conjunctions/
For those who’d prefer to study the courses in chunks (or learn in an organized matter, etc), I’ve made courses for each of the three segments (S, F, & F)
☆★ My Links ★☆Memrise [Part 1/3] : http://www.memrise.com/course/606122/the-sff-project-solidity/
Memrise [Part 2/3] : http://www.memrise.com/course/606248/the-sff-project-fluidity/
Memrise [Part 3/3] : http://www.memrise.com/course/606254/the-sff-project-fluency/