Edit: I’ll be putting my newest post as the solution! so you can see the newest update
Hey! so I’m not really sure how to start this I’ve been using WK for a few weeks now, and I’ve downloaded a bunch of cool userscripts to improve my experience (thanks @Kumirei ).
Anyway I figured I would create my own post on the forums to just write about my experiences using WK and things I’m enjoying, struggling with, or just general observations. I’m only level two currently so I have a long way to go, but I’m trying my best to stay motivated.
I also figured this might be a good way to connect with some new people.
I’ll start with something I found interesting, at first It was a bit overwhelming, I learned Hiragana and Katakana through Tofugu before moving onto WK. I was sure I would struggle but the more I’ve learned the more “quirky” and enjoyable I’ve found the language to be.
For example how three is written 三 and pronounced さん but if you have 三つ it’s pronounced みっつ. I would have assumed that it would be “san” again sort of like 七 with 七つ. I was like “Woah that’s pretty weird!” but it got me thinking. For non-native English speakers the English language must be pretty weird too, such as how “time” and “tim” have the same first three characters but the “ti” sound is so different. And don’t even get me started on time & thyme.
Then there is also たい / だい / おおきい being the on’yomi and kun’yomi versions of “big/large” it’s definitely a lot to take in but the mnemonics help a lot.
Before I started trying to learn Japanese I never really thought about how bizarre the English language is, but now I realise all languages are fun and weird in their own way.
What are some things that you guys find quirky or interesting about Japanese?
Edit: Quick update, just completed my reviews and got a ton of new things to guru level and unlocked 28 new lessons, I’m so pumped!