Archive for November 14th, 2004
A fairly lazy Sunday, with a Quiche Lorraine in the oven, the Discovery Channel showing a series on rebuilding a Range Rover – piece-by-piece – and me tackling Japanese verbs, again. In class, we’re going at it in a piecemeal fashion over this semester, and so I’m taking the time today to lay out and categorize the major verb forms in a single spreadsheet page. Japanese for the Western Brain, a series of articles by Kim Allen, is a great help here, and includes an exhaustive list of verb conjugations that I’m turning into a Kanji + Hiragana table in Excel to print out and use in class. At the same time, I’m using what I’m learning to conjugate real verbs. Enough blog, back to work.