Originally posted by Airjockie@Feb 19 2004, 12:30 AM car name : Celica, Car #: E-ST185, Date 1990 Jan, Engine Type: 3SGTE, Engine SN: 9107688, Amount of KM's the car has: 30,211 KM's, Mission Type: E150F-734, oilpan seal, headcover seal, oil leaks.
Chinese is a lot tougher to learn than Japanese. I can actually recognise, even though it takes me about an hour to assemble the Katakana characters. The rest I can fill in with tuition.
Tuition is how I can speak any of my languages except French and English, of which I actually know. Before learning a language of different alphabet, learn a few of romantic / Germanic alphabets.
Since learning multiple languages, I've picked them up differently. Russian I pick up via parsing, Chinese I pick up phonetically and Japanese I had picked up phonetically. Since taking lessons under the direction of Airjockie I've learned Katakana pronounciation and technical speech.