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    Actually, you just type as though it is romaji! So for example, if I want to write 'cat', I type 'neko' and ねこ appears. Then there's a bar pops up with suggested kanji usually the correct one, in this case 猫, or else you scroll to the right one. Press 'enter' and the kanji appears. It's no different to tapping the space bar after each English word in effect. Not needing spaces in Japanese kinda makes up for it.

    I'm a terribly clumsy typer though, and one of my contacts pulls me up on the tiniest of typos. I did kinda ask her to though, so I've only myself to blame. ^^'

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    Haha no sh*t.. just noticed how often I mixed up bit and but in this thread. I really need to read over what I write, in BOTH languages!!
    That's good to know. I assume its the same on computer keyboards in japan itself? Very cool.

    My spelling is terrible too. I have spell check on my phone though. Kinda love those red lines haha
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    Re: Enter the Linguistic Pagan! 参上!言語学の異教徒!

    Quote Originally Posted by Heka View Post
    That's good to know. I assume its the same on computer keyboards in japan itself? Very cool.

    My spelling is terrible too. I have spell check on my phone though. Kinda love those red lines haha
    There are 2 ways you can type on Japanese keyboards. Apparently the romaji method is most common, although there are a lot of shortcuts that lead to the average Japanese person romanizing weirdly. Like if I wanted to type 'shitsu' (common sound in compound words, or means 'room' or 'quality' on its own), then I just have to type 'situ', and the correct kana appear (しつ), because neither 'si' nor 'tu' are sounds that exist in modern Japanese. Nightmare reading romaji written by Japanese people if you don't know this!!

    The other way is using the original Japanese keyboard in which each key represents a single hiragana. This method requires half the key strokes of the other meaning it's faster if you can master it. It's like learning touch typing in the west. Cool to know, but not commonly bothered with by anyone besides those who type for a living. It IS on the national curriculum though, just not taught until junior high.

    And no.. I don't know why I'm telling you this either. I'm just all 'yey, a chance to talk about the only subject I know anything about!'
    夕方に急なにわか雨は「夕立」と呼ばれるなら、なぜ朝ににわか雨は「朝立ち」と呼ばれないの? ^^If a sudden rain shower in the evening is referred to as an 'evening stand', then why isn't a shower in the morning called 'morning stand'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jembru View Post

    There are 2 ways you can type on Japanese keyboards. Apparently the romaji method is most common, although there are a lot of shortcuts that lead to the average Japanese person romanizing weirdly. Like if I wanted to type 'shitsu' (common sound in compound words, or means 'room' or 'quality' on its own), then I just have to type 'situ', and the correct kana appear (しつ), because neither 'si' nor 'tu' are sounds that exist in modern Japanese. Nightmare reading romaji written by Japanese people if you don't know this!!

    The other way is using the original Japanese keyboard in which each key represents a single hiragana. This method requires half the key strokes of the other meaning it's faster if you can master it. It's like learning touch typing in the west. Cool to know, but not commonly bothered with by anyone besides those who type for a living. It IS on the national curriculum though, just not taught until junior high.

    And no.. I don't know why I'm telling you this either. I'm just all 'yey, a chance to talk about the only subject I know anything about!'
    Haha all good. Interesting to know and i did ask.

    Ive had to draft a "im sorry i have too many conversations going on at once" reply in bahasa to send to people who are starting conversations with me... i counted... i have 49 after 3 days.
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    Re: Enter the Linguistic Pagan! 参上!言語学の異教徒!

    Quote Originally Posted by Heka View Post
    Haha all good. Interesting to know and i did ask.

    Ive had to draft a "im sorry i have too many conversations going on at once" reply in bahasa to send to people who are starting conversations with me... i counted... i have 49 after 3 days.
    Woah, that's crazy. Is there a suspiciously high number of males amongst them by any chance? ^^'

    I've had... (counts).. just 12 people start conversations with me since joining a week ago. I've heard western men get inundated by Japanese women though. I'm mostly getting married females who genuinely want to be friends for language exchange and nothing else.

    Maybe it's just the novelty of having a native English speaker who knows Indonesian?
    夕方に急なにわか雨は「夕立」と呼ばれるなら、なぜ朝ににわか雨は「朝立ち」と呼ばれないの? ^^If a sudden rain shower in the evening is referred to as an 'evening stand', then why isn't a shower in the morning called 'morning stand'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jembru View Post

    Woah, that's crazy. Is there a suspiciously high number of males amongst them by any chance? ^^'

    I've had... (counts).. just 12 people start conversations with me since joining a week ago. I've heard western men get inundated by Japanese women though. I'm mostly getting married females who genuinely want to be friends for language exchange and nothing else.

    Maybe it's just the novelty of having a native English speaker who knows Indonesian?
    Not heavily no, well i didnt notice. And i do have that disclaimer in both languages in my bio lol

    Ive had males and females looking for friendship. Im not looking for friendship lol, i went in expecting a business transaction haha.

    And yeah definite novelty i think. Theyre all really surprised that i learnt bahasa at school
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