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3rd-Aug-2010 09:08 am
sankaku kuri
Ohayo minna san.
watashi wa Winar244 desu ^^

I saw this community on spotlight and check it out.
I learn Japanese language from anime & dorama & uta (songs) too hehehe... XD but I still learn, not good '__'
my obsession is go to Japan & stay at there hahahaha... ^@^)

Dozo Yoroshiku onegaishimasu ^^

4th-Aug-2010 07:06 am (UTC)
As for the IME, I don't have that, either.

@___@ That is...the most horrific thing I've ever heard--trying to just copy and paste from a word document o_O Why can't you use IME? It's incredibly easy to install on Windows, and if you're on a Mac, I'm sure there are lots of tutorials for that as well. There are also other options besides the built-in ones, like NJStar, though I'm not personally familiar with it.

And with the n, I immediately take a double consonant as a sign of a chiisai tsu, thus the appostrophy separating the two; it's all in an attempt to escape as much unnecessary confusion as humanly possible because I've no one in the least fluent to back me up... Which is exactly why this community is so enticing ^^

Aah :) Yeah, only k/g, s, t/d, p, and ch/sh/j can have っ in front of them, so there's generally no confusion about what nna might be in Japanese (んな). It's physically impossible for me to put the glottal stop (that っ represents) in front of an "n"-sound word!
4th-Aug-2010 08:08 am (UTC)
Yeah ^^'... I haven't been able to figure out how to download it-- tried many a time, only to end up empty-handed T_T My dad, who's an expert in computers, is absolutely no help, either *annoyed huff*. So I've just been goin' with the next best thing...

There're really no chissai tsu before any "n"s!? O.o I never knew that before, though I'll admit I haven't seen it, anyways...
4th-Aug-2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
It's nothing you have to download - it's a Windows option, and instructions on how to do it are here. :)
4th-Aug-2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! Gonna have to wait for my dad to get home to finish the installation process (he has the CD), but I can't wait to start testing it out ^^
6th-Aug-2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. Were you able to get it working? :)
6th-Aug-2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
Turns out we DON'T have this mythical CD (my computer's new and came with Windows7, so there's nothing to download!)... Must be some sort of conflicting programs :/ 'cause it's not workin' AT ALL. Got a floating toolbar and all that, but nothing on it works but the language swap, that of which doesn't result in anything

*sigh* Either way, thanks for the help ^^ Guess I'll just have to stick to C&P, though
6th-Aug-2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Have you gone to control panel > clock, language, and region > change keyboards or other input methods > change keyboards > add > and then select Japanese?

I promise you'll be able to get this working. :) I have Windows 7, too, and you don't need a CD to install it.
8th-Aug-2010 06:23 am (UTC)
Oh my god-- it just suddenly started working~! I was apparently activating it on one page and typing on another O.o Didn't think that'd affect it as such...
Either way! I had fun drawing the hiragana alphabet all over my keyboard ^^ Gonna be confusing learning this odd configuration (although it's actually just about as logical as the Roman letters' orientation, now that I think about it :/), but I'm so excited!

有り難うございます... uh, however you do the exclamation point...

IME question: how do you type katakana?? ...and a period
8th-Aug-2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you gotta be careful that you're active on the page you want to type in Japanese on, and then switch the language. :)

I don't use the Japanese layout to type out in Japanese, and nor does most Japanese people. ^^; On the language bar, hit "Tools" then "Properties" (you may have to click on "JP" and then "Show the Language Bar" if it's set in your start menu). I'd change the input method to romaji so that your life will be easier when typing, and in that case, all the punctuation will remain the same.

どういたしまして :)

What I do is write a word in hiragana - i.e., my name: うぃっとにー, and then instead of pressing space to turn it into kanji, you press F7: ウィットニー. (Half-width katakana is F8: ウィットニー.)
8th-Aug-2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah... now I feel like a total moron for having all that trouble when the solution was so simple *embarassed lol*

Ohmygod, thank you. Roomaji's infinately easier to type than learning an all new keyboard ^^' Somehow I managed to memorize half of it in four hours practice, though O.o Huh...

Oo~! That's so much easier than what I ended up doing: typing one kana and going through the list 'til it turned into katakana (talk about labor intensive XP)

Hee hee ^^ The squiggly line and exclamation point worked this time...
9th-Aug-2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
It is definitely much easier to type using romaji~

Again, you're very welcome. :) One thing to keep in mind is that you'll pretty much never see "arigatou" written in kanji - just hiragana.
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