August 1997 - 1st Katakana Experience
My First Experience with KATAKANA...
Subject: I have to tell you allllllllllllllabout the most incrediblething!!!
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 10:53:09 +0900
From: Gary Ploski
I just read theinsert of my MEGADETH or ME-GA-DE-SU cd!! I red allll the songs in KATAKANA.I really studied (tried) only one night. Last night!!! O man this is awesome!!!!HHaaaaa!!!! the joy thats happening. I can read again!!!!! Its ben soooohard to live in a society NOT BEING ABLE TO READ!!!! NOW i can read aboutabout 80% of H iragana and about 80% katakana. I need 2 perfect them THEN.THEN, ill "fly high again" as ozzy once said!!
Ex: the songtitles on (im copying these from the back of the disc)the left side isthe English title. the right side is the Japanese version( im doing thisstuff from my head) are as follows:
|1.trust||1.turasuto(say it fast)|
|2.almost honest||2.o-rumasuto. o-nesuto(again say fast)|
|3.use the man||3.yu-zu. da. man|
|4.mastermind||4.masuto-maendo (dont say the u)hard e|
|9.have cool,will travel||9.havu.ku-ru,ueru.turavuru|
|11.vortex||11.vo-teskosu (thats hard 1 2write/read)|
This is the most coolestof things!!! i can read again. Yeah so i dont no what im reading most ofthe time, but im reading!!! ahhh I didnt realize how much reading is apart of our lives. i couldnt buy vanilla extract becasue i couldnt readkatakana, but NOT ANYMORE!! ha ha. Now i can read!! yes!! It is true. Ionly studied katakana for 1 evening. i do c it every day and all, but didntrecognize it at all!! I have a sheet of picture associations to go alongwith the katakana and hiragana if youd like a copy. ill mail it 2 u, justlet me no. Hope u have a mayhem of a day'!!! ciao cito!!
August 1997 - Poem
The Cross Walk Dilemma
Yes, you've heard it before,
you thought it was true.
One apple say go,
the other says no.
Some people just stand,
happy as can be
While the others run through,
wondering nothing about the tree.
It is clear as can be,
to everyone at the scene.
But to those who find the wait to much,
The challenge is quite enough.
They stand and they wait
for the tree to change plates.
Their time is what's lost,
as some speculate.
Should I go,
or do I say no?
I have said go,
when it said no.
But no-one said a word.
Nothing to be heard.
Maybe it's just me,
or could it be the tree?
Just because it is no,
does it mean I can not go?
Can not, should not,
Is it so?
To me the gaijin,
I just don't know.
Courtesy of Gary Ploski
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you very much hun. Happy happy happy. Joy joy joy. etc....
I will type some about it later. It's probably going to take me a while, so email any questions if you have any.