Ultimately, Japanese is an easy language to learn because it has such a well-developed learning support infrastructure — for regular as well as remedial users 1. The trick is tapping into the infrastructure.
That’s what SRS has always been about — for me, at least: how to exploit — leverage — the existing infrastructure, how to co-opt it for our use and benefit.
Not every language has a good infrastructure, even languages with massive user populations and healthy media output. Good luck finding Hindi or Cantonese dictionaries .
Having said that, all hope is not lost, even with languages that have less robust infrastructure; with some investment of time and resources, and tweaking of methods, you can create yourself a local infrastructure (=environment) that does the job of creating an “engineered inevitability” situation where you’re getting used to the language in a manageable, repeatable, inexorable way (cf: MCDs). So a system, basically. But one that’s actually good. One that actually works.
It’s not the language, it’s the infrastructure and how you orient yourself to it.
Anyway, just random thoughts…about your Mom…
You're probably gonna wanna I mean want to read these as well...
- This is AJATTspeak…verbal acrobatics intended to be helpful. Regular=normal/native. Remedial=L2/JSL=you ↩