I’m just reading along and I have to say these chapters were a lot easier and thus more enjoyable than the last 3 chapters. I actually understood some stuff on my own.
On page 51, the two sentences said by the father I interpreted as “It’s pointless [to give the cat a name], because we don’t keep it” and “It’d be too difficult if we become attached”? Though I’m really not sure about the second one, really tough sentence.
Though, a few questions remain:
On page 63 there’s あ~あ まただめだったよ = Ahh, in vain again (as in the person she called didn’t want to take the cat)?
Also what does the father mean with “とつ” and “おつ” on page 64?
あれれ 伸びちやつた or is it あれれ 伸びちやった? What does it mean? Besides 伸びる - to stretch from the vocab sheet I can’t make sense of the rest, which is probably grammar?
Also is there any way to reliably tell if it’s っ or つ? This and the often unreadable furigana is very frustrating.
The same on page 74: ここはとつてもいいねどこ or ここはとってもいいねどこ? Though, I think it means something along the lines of “This place is good for the time being”?
Would be great if somebody could clarify these things.
I’m glad and quite exhausted now after going through the chapters. Sometimes it feels like I wont learn a lot if I have to look up the whole sentence to make sense of it, but I guess things will stick and it’ll be easier in the future.
I just wonder if I should try to read it out loud? I guess it’s not really useful since I have no idea if I pronounce it right especially because there’s no way to hear it spoken. I guess it’s more wise to just shadow from videos/shows. Heck, even trying to pronounce a simple sentence can be a real tongue twister.