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Housekeeping Friday


Comment Responses

Ehhh, um…because of all the projects running recently (Chinese, Hanzi Mnemonics), I’ve decided to perform all comment and email responses on Fridays from now on. It’s an experiment in efficiency. So if it seems like it’s taking long to get back to you, fear not! You’re just the victim of a capricious experimenter.


In order to run the Hanzi Mnemonics Project to completion at a faster rate, you may or may not see a lower posting frequency (“but Khatz, it’s already low!!!”) from me. I haven’t really decided yet. Maybe I should decide these things before posting them 🙂 . One thing I may do is start writing Japanese versions of extant posts.

OK, we now return to our regular programming.

  12 comments for “Housekeeping Friday

  1. Max
    January 11, 2008 at 13:33

    Definitely like the idea of Japanese versions of already existing posts. Thanks 😀

  2. Nivaldo
    January 12, 2008 at 03:16

    I agree with Max. As I said before, it would be very nice to read all these posts in kanji-kana version. My opinion is: if you(Khatz) wanted to write japanese versions of the existing posts I really would not mind seeing no more posts until you have finished the japanese ones.
    Uh…Khatz, thanks for the reply about the last comment. An even (maybe) quicker question: could you in a most vague idea estimate the time you took to do all those basic 500-1000 Japanese-English sentences?

  3. ModishMinuet
    January 12, 2008 at 10:47

    I am also very much for that idea.

  4. Tony
    January 12, 2008 at 19:07

    This is probably extremely short notice and you will probably not see it. But related to the Hanzi Mnemonics project they’re doing a visual kanji special on TV right now in Japan on one channel. I don’t know what it is called there I am or you are.

  5. Jeniko
    January 14, 2008 at 01:13

    I noticed that you mentioned watching nature documentaries in one of your comments to a post, and was wondering how you managed to get hold of them? Did you buy them off amazon or did you find them somewhere online??

  6. scout
    January 16, 2008 at 00:42

    You might check to see if you can get NHK World from your cable/satellite provider. I got to watch it when I was back in the Washington DC area visiting family around Christmas. (Both Comcast and Verizon FiOS had it on their standard digital lineups.) They have a pretty good selection of news, documentaries, etc. like you might expect from a PBS station in the US. The only catch is that half of it is either in English or dubbed in English. It’s very frustrating when you find a Japanese show only to have a booming English voice over top of it. The shows which were originally produced in English do tend to have Japanese subs however. Still, it’s great for the half which is still in Japanese, and you can always turn it off when an English show comes on.

  7. Jeniko
    January 16, 2008 at 01:20

    Scout – Unfortunately, I live in the UK and I don’t think that I can get NHK world at all, boo!

  8. khatzumoto
    January 18, 2008 at 11:04

    >a most vague idea estimate the time you took to do all those basic 500-1000 Japanese-English sentences?
    Very vague estimate, but at 10-25 sentences per day…maybe 60 days or so? Yeah…that sounds about right.

  9. khatzumoto
    January 18, 2008 at 11:09

    >nature documentaries
    They are available on Search for:
    ガイアの夜明け and/or

  10. Nivaldo
    January 19, 2008 at 02:53

    Thanks for the reply, it was quite a reviving one, I mean, it gives hope to one of my plans.

  11. April 13, 2011 at 22:27

    I was thinking this week about asking you to start writing in Japanese. Your site is generally a waste of my time which could otherwise be spent reading something in Japanese. But it’s really interesting! So if you were to do us the gratuity of giving us something really interesting to read in Japanese…well, I for one would be pretty gracious.

    • ahndoruuu
      April 14, 2011 at 06:34

      Join AJATT+, friend. He has translated many of the AJATT articles into Japanese with more to come.

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