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QRG: July 31 is Still July

Hey! So…yeah…I was sitting there, industriously clicking and typing away, minding my own business, when suddenly I fell sick (again!). But then I went to see the doctor (great guy!) and he gave me the merchandise (drugs!) and now I feel better (good drugs!), and so…the QRG will be with you. Just 10 days later than expected.

Anyway, thanks for waiting 😀 .

P.S. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that that “only” treating symptoms is a bad thing.

  59 comments for “QRG: July 31 is Still July

  1. よの
    July 21, 2009 at 12:07

    えええ! こいつ!

  2. Rochella
    July 21, 2009 at 12:07

    I guess since it will still come out in 10 days that’s better than not at all and I wont have to kill you <3

    lol, I hope you feel better!

  3. Diego
    July 21, 2009 at 12:20

    Very well then I can wait 10 more days
    Hope you feel better Khatz!

  4. Ernesto
    July 21, 2009 at 13:36

    AHEM, “suddenly” fell sick. >_>

  5. km
    July 21, 2009 at 14:23

    QRGパーティーするために年休を取ったよー 笑

  6. Gav
    July 21, 2009 at 14:34

    You lack discipline.

    Just kidding, feel better.

  7. Richie
    July 21, 2009 at 14:57

    Sounds like you have Man Flu..

    My sympathies are with you….

    back to my reps!!

  8. Yaltafa
    July 21, 2009 at 15:35

    Omg ! you tricked us..;D

  9. david
    July 21, 2009 at 20:23


  10. Phizuol
    July 21, 2009 at 21:29

    Take care of yourself, man.

  11. Harry
    July 21, 2009 at 23:44

    10 days 😐
    Get better soon.

  12. triplej
    July 22, 2009 at 00:00

    yeah, get well soon 無理しないで

  13. igordesu
    July 22, 2009 at 00:02

    This is like waking up Christmas morning and finding out that Santa won’t actually be coming for another week and a half…

  14. Dan
    July 22, 2009 at 00:24

    I’m looking forward to reading it when it comes out!

  15. Yonosa
    July 22, 2009 at 02:13

    You said it basically done, how wordy is this gonna be?

  16. Joe
    July 22, 2009 at 06:07

    Did you have swine flu? lol

  17. Grophrane
    July 22, 2009 at 07:57

    Hope you will feel better soon (if you’re sick:p, but why would I ever doubt the great khatzunator). Stay black! Lol

  18. Kura
    July 22, 2009 at 09:03

    Hey Khatz, I know exactly what you need.
    Here, take them: 薬、気、力。Alternate them until you are back to your awesomeness self!
    Also, take the 勝 from your name and use it against the 病 🙂

    Take care Khatz!

    – クラ

  19. aboobaba
    July 22, 2009 at 10:35

    i hope your other pancreas feels better soon!

  20. aboobaba
    July 22, 2009 at 10:36

    also, i look forward to the qwerg

  21. Maya
    July 22, 2009 at 10:57

    I still think Chinese medicine pwns, exactly because it adresses the root of the issue instead of fighting the symptoms.

    But, as long as you’re healthy, it doesn’t really matter 🙂

    Get well soon, and finish the Guide already! If nothing else, do it to get it over with 😉

  22. July 22, 2009 at 16:38

    Sad…I was interested to read this and see if it had any advice that would help me in my recently initiated Korean quest…

  23. Jon
    July 22, 2009 at 19:18

    Hey Khatz I hope you get better bro and I have a simple question for you, or anyone really.

    I’m not really the brightest bulb in the bunch but I’m really taking your idea and methods to heart because it’s been a huge dream of mine to learn Japanese but I just started this all recent and I’ve gotten rid of my English music most of the literature around me and started to overhaul my computer.

    I’ve also bought rtk1-3 and the kana book as well so it all boils down to…

    Where and how do I start the studying of the kanji? I know hirigana and katakana decently already but I don’t know where to begin… It’s probably stated on tv site and I guarantee I skipped it in my sheet excitement for finding a method that has potential to actually work for me. If I did I apologize.

    Please for give any spelling errors or said issues typed all this on my iPod haha. Anyway thank you to anyone who may have the answer I’m looking fore!!

  24. Luke
    July 22, 2009 at 21:42

    Khatz, Check your house for mold. Seriously that stuff will kill you. In any case, Get well soon 😉

  25. Harry
    July 23, 2009 at 04:37

    Omg I got it!!!

    I was watching CNN

    “‘Burn out sickness’ is affecting many people across the globe. What is this sickness? Well incredibly its a language learning sickness that happens when you extensively have fun in a certain language, but then it starts to get boring, almost instantly in some cases extreme cases of boredom and sadness occur, making the stomach feel queasy. The creator of the ‘AJATT’ method has provided a cure but will be postponed another 10 days as he said on his site since he was suffering from the sickness, but was cured through his method. AJATT is highly claimed to be the best way to learn a language, but many language teachers criticize it. Saying: ‘Its an unproven way to learn a language’ but the facts say differently. The creator Khatzumoto says that there ‘just afraid of losing students’. Stay tuned for more”

  26. Jon
    July 23, 2009 at 07:44

    Well, since my other post is apparently deleted Ill keep this one short.

    Khatz your the man I really hope you get better.

    And well since my other post is gone a simple question for avyone or Khats himself…. Where do you start doing Kanji I have the books I have Anki and all that I just have NO idea how to start. Thanks.

  27. Squintox
    July 24, 2009 at 01:27

    Well, I don’t about the QRG. So I’m here to say, get well soon ^^

  28. Maya
    July 24, 2009 at 03:59

    This is a bit of a late request, so I’ll understand if you don’t have space/time to address this issue in the QRG, but:

    How did you deal with the gender issue? Did words like “kashira” or “wa” (the girly particle, not the topic marker) ever make it into your SRS, or did you just learn what they mean from exposure and leave it at that? Is it safe for me to have sentences with ore, ze/zo, etc in my SRS? etc.

  29. Joe
    July 24, 2009 at 14:43

    @Maya I would say definitely put all these words into your SRS. Even if you won’t use them, other people do so you’ll have to be able to understand them one way or another. BTW, 俺 is quite commonly used by men, don’t be afraid to use it yourself (I personally do)!

  30. July 24, 2009 at 15:17

    @Maya, I’m not Khatz, but he has addressed that a few times before 🙂 Basically, learn them all. かしら/わ ぞ/ぜ are everywhere and they basically give flavor to the language to let you know who is speaking (since sometimes, as you know, the subject is completely left out of the sentence). あたし 俺 僕 お前 奴 etc will give you the flavor of the character who is speaking, if she/he’s coarse or nice or commanding or timid. Oh, especially changing almost every あい/おい ending to ええ like じぇねえ (じゃない) or おもしれい (面白い), you’ll need that eventually
    And it’s all over manga, anime, dramas, and believe it or not (regardless of what textbooks and many 日本人 are afraid to admit), in real life 😉

    If you’re sentence mining a manga, there is no real reason to clean up the language (other than changing かな into 漢字 that you are more familiar with) as that is really how it is being read.

    Err… but if Khatz wants to jump in, I’m sure he will 🙂

  31. Jonathan
    July 25, 2009 at 06:14

    I think it’s just another thing you pick up from context. When your brain hears かしら and the like being used by females all the time, but rarely by males, it gradually infers that the use of かしら is correlated with the speaker’s gender. Then when you eventually start “outputting”, you’ll automatically use or avoid using かしら as appropriate, because it would just “sound wrong” otherwise.

  32. Maya
    July 25, 2009 at 10:09

    @Jaybot and Jonathan

    Thanks! I was worried that if I put in sentences with 俺, ぞ/ぜ, etc, I’d start speaking like a guy or something 🙂

  33. BFinger
    July 25, 2009 at 12:44

    So, did Khatz say something about money for this QRG?
    I mean, I would sure pay some kind of “optional donation” for his effort and dedication on it, but I don’t really like the idea of commercializing the AJATT, making some kind of “VIP material” and leaving the rest of the site like a form of attracting people to buy it.
    I hope Khatz think well at this.

    And I’m trully sorry about my english, I honestly hope my japanese to get better than this…

  34. July 27, 2009 at 04:27

    Heh, you might 😉

    After watching 魔女の宅急便 the first 500 times, I would accidentally use わ sometimes simply because so many of the phrases in the movie are spoken by girls. I corrected it really quickly though! 😉

    Now I just have to stop overusing the ‘Kanto’ dialect. しょがねえ ね.

  35. July 28, 2009 at 17:48

    When you’re done I’m looking forward to All Chinese All The Time. :-3

  36. ItalySisihno
    July 29, 2009 at 07:13

    I know that learning language is attitude and perseverance…good for the people that have them:(
    I can’t organize myself…I don’t know why but everything that I start has no end!
    JLPT list? naa books, naa better heisig! maybe not,sentences are the way!
    In the middle of one task I’m searching for another “best” method. And this is like a chain that doesn’t get me anywhere…Maybe because I’m Lhanded^…maybe coz I’m young?
    I hope to find some good advice in your qrg…I need them Khats
    Good day AJATTers:)

  37. oretachi
    July 30, 2009 at 10:40

    Is it July 31 yet?

  38. マッカ
    July 30, 2009 at 23:36

    The suspense is killing me!

    All good, looking forward to it in a few hours.

  39. Jonathan
    July 31, 2009 at 02:07

    HOW MUCH LONGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER I CAN WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Alex
    July 31, 2009 at 04:59

    Only a few hours….

  41. Rukshan
    July 31, 2009 at 06:19

    July 31st here in NZ, which means this can’t be too far off. YAY 😀

  42. July 31, 2009 at 11:12


  43. あつだゆ
    July 31, 2009 at 13:45

    Can’t wait

  44. Ryan
    July 31, 2009 at 14:40

    ……….. Would it help if we told you we loved you Khatz?

  45. Ernesto
    July 31, 2009 at 15:45

    still waiting… :*(

    i hope you didn’t get sick again lolz

  46. Joe
    July 31, 2009 at 19:26

    Is this coming out at 11:59 Japanese time?

  47. longcat
    July 31, 2009 at 20:01

    That’s what I’d like to know. Would save me a lot of F5’ing.

  48. Harkren
    July 31, 2009 at 20:28

    “2009-7-31-23:59 JST”

    JST = Japan Standard Time

  49. あつだゆ
    July 31, 2009 at 20:48

    Yea, Joe, that pretty much means tomorrow. Japan is GMT -9, and the East coast of the US is GMT +5.

  50. あつだゆ
    July 31, 2009 at 20:50

    Nevermind, my mind is all in a twist again, I’ve been studying so much Kanji, I haven’t slept in two days.

    It actually means in a couple of hours 😛

  51. Max
    July 31, 2009 at 20:56

    Alright, 3 hours. I’m waiting, my dear Mr. Khatz. 🙂

  52. Caturdayz
    July 31, 2009 at 21:05

    General question from someone just starting out:

    Started the immersion, memorized both kana, and started RTK, and have thus far had good results.

    My one concern is, I’m learning to read Japanese kanji as if they are symbols that need to be translated to English, and I haven’t the faintest clue how any of them would be pronounced… This may not be a problem, but when I encounter hiragana or katakana, they are spelling out words, that I may or may not know the kanji for, but I still wouldn’t be able to discern the meaning.

    Is this alright? Is this a problem that will be ironed out in a later stage of the process? Am i misunderstanding something?

    I’d appreciate any help, one could offer.

  53. codePhantom
    July 31, 2009 at 21:05

    I want to be thin, pretty and popular! XD
    I already am 😛

  54. codePhantom
    July 31, 2009 at 21:08

    @Joe Yup, check here

  55. daniel
    July 31, 2009 at 22:30

    It’s almost here!

  56. ジャズ
    July 31, 2009 at 23:00

    I’ve been waiting for so long.
    And now it’s only 1 hour away….

  57. cabjoe
    July 31, 2009 at 23:12

    Congrats by the way on making into the top ten language learning blogs

    Don’t party too hard – you’ve only 1 hour to get QRG out. (or are we going by Hawaii time)

  58. Ahab
    July 31, 2009 at 23:22

    Only 40 minutes from now…

    AJATT is in the top 10 of all language learning blogs – congrats!

  59. Mårten
    July 31, 2009 at 23:26

    Almost 30 minutes to go and I’m childishly excited!

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