Thank the Lord it’s Friday. Life has been crazy. I have some good news though! I figured out how I should pace myself using TextFugu! Now, I probably should have had this figured out from the start, but hey, cut me some slack. I will be doing better from now on.
That all being said, today’s lesson was still kind of short for me because I kind of split up this chapter quite a bit. Now for me I think this is actually turning out to be a good thing because it allowed me to focus on specific parts of Hiragana each day.
So in this part of the chapter, the end of it, TextFugu dives into the final bits of Hiragana pronunciation which includes the dakuten, handakuten, and the “combo” Hiragana. I have a feeling the distinctions between these when I start to read and write will be a lot tougher, but pronunciation-wise they’re all pretty simple.
Today was a short day and lesson. I think that’s okay mainly because I didn’t want to spread myself too thin by learning this new pronunciation and then diving right into the next chapter. From now on though I see these blog posts become a bit longer to write.
Where I excelled:
I think I really nailed quite a bit of the pronunciation today. It felt good. Practicing all the other bits before hand really prepped me to do well here I believe.
Where I struggled:
Now even though I was just bragging about nailing most of it I did struggle with one set. It was the set with the Japanese ‘r’ again. I’m getting better at pronouncing it but it still needs some work before I get it down solid. I’m going to continue to pronounce all the Hiragana daily, repeating the R’s a couple times, so that I can have my solid foundation as I work through the reading and writing portions.