Things I love Tuesday (Language special);

Language special:

  1. Japanese sound symbolism on Wikipedia. Most languages have such words; for example, “bang”, “zap”, “ding”, “slither”, “pop”, etc. in English. Sound symbolic words occur more often in Japanese than in English—they are found in formal as well as vernacular language.
  2. Learn Japanese through immersion – interesting article.
  3. All the vowels in the English language – a chart.
  4. Japanese doesn’t have syllables in the typical sense, instead they have mora – explained on Wiki.
  5. Words made in Japan which can not be translated.
  6. Ghoti is a constructed word used to illustrate irregularities in English spelling. It is a respelling of the word fish.
  7. Benny writes about “The smartest decision you will ever make to achieve fluency”.
  8. A list of ALL the jōyō kanji.
  9. Youtube videos showing different applications for Nintendo DS to help study Japanese. Everything from writing beautiful characters to an electronic dictionary.
  10. Age no excuse for failing to learn a new language!
  11. 10 Things I Wish I Knew About Japanese Learning When I Was First Starting Out on Tofugu.

Goofy fun stuff:

  1. The Oatmeal have the greatest cartoon ever about why Nicola Tesla var super awesome.
  2. On days when you feel like everything is going straight to h**l, click the make-everything-ok button.
  3. If the button above is not to your liking, you can always head over to youfaileverything.org.
  4. And then you can waste time popping bubble wrap.
  5. Instant cosy evening in three tabs!!! It is summer, it is hot and it is humid, but if you want to get into that cosy fall feeling, open a new tab in your browser and listen to this piece of calm music, open another tab in your browser to light up the fireplace and a third tab to make it start raining.

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  1. Gitte says:

    Tesla! For et par måneder siden fant jeg faktisk en Tesla-seddel i lommeboken min fra da jeg var i Serbia i fjor. Jeg gjenkjente han først etter at jeg hadde fullført elektromagnetisme-kurset.

    • Sushi Bird says:

      Å så fantastisk morsomt! Og kurs i elektromagnetisme! Av og til skulle jeg ønske jeg hadde studert realfag…

  2. Ulrikke says:

    Elsker disse postene!

  3. Silje says:

    Wow. Really like your blog, stunning!