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njnoexit
04-13-2002, 10:05 PM
on the front page of this website there are 3 symbols? what do thay mean?

guest1234
04-13-2002, 10:54 PM
Hi Adrian,

If you mean the kanji near the doka of the day, then top to bottom it is "ai" "ki" "do". Look at the top left corner of the page, and you will see, left to right "ai" "ki" web = aikiweb! :)

Some folks on this web speak and write fluently in Japanese, and sometimes their post wil have very strange looking symbols unless your computer has the ability to write kanji.

njnoexit
04-14-2002, 10:47 PM
I wanna learn jappanize now. I feel like an outcast not knowing. but between spanish classess and work. I know it will be some time.

guest1234
04-14-2002, 11:02 PM
You certainly are NOT an outcast, most of us know enough Japanese to get by in class (yes, sorry, please train with me) and maybe be sociable to the sushi chef. But learning another language can only help you in the long run, and way too many Americans are too lazy to bother.

Some ways to start: language tapes, either from a book store or a library; some high schools (mine did but I went for Latin :eek: ) and junior colleges teach classes, and sometimes adult extension classes. Good luck!

Hmmm, maybe if enough folks were interested, Jun would add a word or phrase of the day to the web...

akiy
04-14-2002, 11:15 PM
Originally posted by ca
Hmmm, maybe if enough folks were interested, Jun would add a word or phrase of the day to the web...
Interesting thought! I'll have to think about what that'd entail.

I wonder if the Japanese aikido term, its "definition," and perhaps its kanji characters (plus, maybe, even a link to the audio file of the word) might be interesting?

-- Jun

guest1234
04-14-2002, 11:38 PM
Well, I would be interested :)

Maybe an occasional polite non-Aikido word or phrase, like good morning or good evening or sensei, may I get you more lasagna... :D

perhaps there is a future in an "Aikido Japanse" tape?

guest1234
04-14-2002, 11:48 PM
and Adrian, so you can at least be as 'fluent' as most of us are, check out the language section

Simone
04-14-2002, 11:53 PM
Hi Adrian!

Well, I know the Aikido-Kanji because they are on the back of my Aikido passport.

Hi Jun!

I join Colleen, I also would be interested in some word or phrase of the day..... At the moment I try to learn Japanese, I'm almost through with Hiragana, but it needs lots of time, as every other language, too. But I think I will never be able to learn the basics......

Bye,

Simone

akiy
04-15-2002, 07:31 AM
I'll say that if I do anything like a "word of the day," it'll be limited to aikido terms and phrases as I already have such resources on-hand. I doubt I'd expand it to cover much else as I really don't have the time nor the inclination to make this into a general Japanese language site...

-- Jun

Simone
04-15-2002, 07:32 AM
This would be great!

njnoexit
04-15-2002, 01:23 PM
Thank you all for your support of ideas to the learning of japanize.
And thank you Colleen for responding to so far EVERY ONE of my posts. I find that very kind. and if any other people have responded to them all as well thank you too. and I am sorry for not notcing you.
and for the language Do you think it is wize to learn 2 languages at once? or will it get confusing?

Bob Heffner
04-15-2002, 01:51 PM
Hi All
I've attached a link to a freeware program called Kanji Gold. It has all kinds of Kanji and their meanings. My daughter and I used to mess with it. It won't teach you everything, but will introduce you to some Kanji. It starts out fairly simple with words like fire, tree, etc...

http://web.uvic.ca/kanji-gold/

Enjoy!
Bob

njnoexit
04-15-2002, 02:19 PM
wow thanks alot bob/