Category Archives: Kana
Hopping back on the wagon… again.
First, a recap of 2019 (and 2018, kinda) 2019 has been a difficult year for me in general. I’ve been very busy with life and work. 2018 was much the same unfortunately. Sometimes there are more important things in life than hobbies, such as a close family member becoming sick and shortly after losing them, or another having a very close call. It serves as a reminder that, no matter how much you want to do something, life sometimes unavoidably gets in the way. And that’s okay. The key, however, is to bounce back from whatever trials you may encounter. This post is the start of that bounce-back for me (technically, the bounce-back has started, but now I am recording it). In 2018, I launched my game development YouTube channel over at http://youtube.com/travisvroman. A *lot* of time went into that. […]
Phase 2: Kana
“Kana”, collectively ひらがな(hiragana) and カタカナ(katakana) are what I consider the mortar which holds the Japanese language together. More importantly, they are what makes learning Japanese beyond simply speaking possible. After all, why learn a language at all if you’re going to remain illiterate? Before I dive too deep into that discussion, let’s take a moment and go over what kana are, and why they are so important. There are two types of kana, which are: ひらがな (hiragana) Hiragana is one of two Japanese “syllabaries” used in everyday writing. Each “symbol” represents a sound, or syllable of Japanese. These can then be strung together to form words. If you take a quick look at the kana tables, you’ll see that there are two sections – one for ひらがな (hiragana) and one for カタカナ (katakana). You’ll notice each of these have a […]