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Re: CHAT: General Question

From:L. Gerholz <milo@...>
Date:Thursday, March 22, 2001, 1:15
Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
> > On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, Herman Miller wrote: > > This probably sounds *really* dumb, but have you tried watching subtitled > anime (in any genre that you can stand--SF, comedy, drama, whatever)? I > did for 3 years before trying to systematically learn Japnese (with one > of those self-study books, in romaji, though I'm working on the kana > separately), and you know what? Aside from the fact that if I'm falling > asleep it *really* sounds rhythmically/pitch-ically like Korean, I > started being able to pick out verbs (once I learned a few verbs), > cognates with Korean words, and words that I'd learned from the > self-study book. A lot of it *does* go by awfully fast, but since the > anime club here is way cheap for 4 hours of showings every weekend, it's > one way to hear lots of native Japanese speakers without spending oodles > on tapes.
Yes, it does help, when I actually make the time to do it. My latest version is to put the tape on, sit down with my sketchbook and draw, so I can't read the subtitles and am *forced* to just listen. I still have a terrible tendency to fixate on one word I know, translate it, and in the meantime miss the next ten words spoken.
> > > Cakewalk with the piano roll. I used to do computer art with Fractal > > Painter (now Corel Painter), but it's been so long since I stopped > > regularly drawing that I'm out of practice. I also used to collect bird > > song recordings. > > Neat! I just got PAinter 6.1. There are way, way too many tools...I'm > going to probably be the next 10 years figuring 'em out. But it's way > fun. >
I adore this program! I've been learning Painter since I got Painter 4 bundled with my digitizing tablet. I can hardly claim to know even most of the tool, but I'm definitely finding ways to do what I want. Much of the stuff at my Gallery page (accessible through the link below) was done with Painter. That's what I've been doing lately instead of conlanging. Laurie -- "Being bright does not grant an immunity to doing idiotic things; more like, it just enlarges the possible scope." -- Lois McMaster Bujold


Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Shreyas Sampat <nsampat@...>