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02 October 2003 @ 12:59 am
Of no interest to any but me, the linguistical loser...  
I find the differences in this and last year's Japanese text books very interesting.

Last year, the text went to great lengths to explain how you make the structure of new grammatical patterns, often using (confusing, ridiculous) new English-language terms to describe it.

This new text cares less about how to make it yourself, almost assuming you can do that from the info it gives. It instead says, "When you see this (example grammatical pattern), what it's saying is this (English equivalent and needed explanations)." It then gives examples.

When actually getting down to STUDY the stuff, format two makes a hell of a lot more sense.
Mood: trying to study
Music: Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
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Mellenabsentmammoth on October 2nd, 2003 02:44 pm (UTC)
Out of curiosity, can you recall what text was used in your Japanese program?

I ask because I have a burning desire to rid the world of shitty language lessons.
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Mellenabsentmammoth on October 2nd, 2003 04:29 pm (UTC)
For the most part, those do indeed seem to suck. I've had two, and they were of little use to me.