Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Turning Japanese... I really think so...

If you've ever wanted to learn Kanji (Japanese heiroglyphics) then mosey on over to the Kanji Study Guide. Its a great way to learn at your own pace, and gives a great insight into the way the characters are made up. Animated GIFs show you how the characters are drawn, and it boasts that there is absolutely no Romanji used at all. The site is based on the book Remembering the Kanji by James Heisig. You start by learning the same characters that school children learn in their first year (80 characters in all), and work your way up to 3000 or so, the number required to be deemed proficient upon leaving school. Here's how they break it down. Enjoy.

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