This doesn’t really count as a mind blow, but I didn’t feel like posting a new topic just for this.
If anyone has ever been interested in studying Japanese grammar the way it is taught in Japanese schools, I found a cool video series.
Here’s the first video.
It starts extremely simply, but that’s because all the building blocks need to be in place before you can start doing the more complicated analysis.
It’s a 50 part series, so get some snacks.
I’m on part 35, finally digging into particles.
One interesting thing is it gives some insight on what things are difficult for native speakers that are seemingly common knowledge among all non-native learners. I guess it’s because we start from a fairly analytical perspective, while they likely have never thought about grammar deeply before this stuff is taught.
Oh, and he makes a mistake now and then throughout the series (usually corrected with annotations) but see if you can spot them.