Portuguese Words

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Today I release a simple Sunday script building on the distant past. How do you sort a list of words in a language you're learning? The easiest order is the order you originally wrote them down in. The second easiest (and probably one of the best orderings) is random. Random ordering removes biases that a human put in and biases the list to another order. If you order your list randomly each time you read from it, you can remove bias.

This is how I ended up trying to learn kanji last year. It didn't go so well. What's wrong with random ordering of a list of words? It provides a test of one's memory. As my memory is not great, the random ordering does not actually solve the problem of memorization. So how does one memorize words? I had quite a bit of success with WaniKani this winter. I learned 85 kanji (that I had already learned on my own) and 184 words based on those kanji in a few months. What does WaniKani do that I didn't do? 1) WaniKani is an SRS. 2) WaniKani has experts to come up with a good set of data about kanji and vocabulary to cement the meaning and readings.

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Pop Hits for Piano

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I made a new playlist from a songbook I bought on vacation. So far I've digitized most of Skinny Love. I will post a cover when I get the bugs fixed and a good piano instrument. I plan to learn at least 10 of these. Since I'll be making a lot of midis I will post them as I create them.

This playlist is really sad. You might find yourself wondering what in the world this happened to the person who created this list. Well, it wasn't me. I didn't create this list and I don't know who did.

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Learning to Read and Write Kanji Row 29

As with other posts in this series, this is the results of a test I took today, Friday, Aug 13th, 2021.

kanji test row 29

窓 遊 季 赤 怖 句 続 性 具 君 事 場 痛 低 打 音 号 寂 嬉 配 承 万 疲 顔 節 越 専 最 戸 接

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Learning to Read and Write Kanji Row 8

I've been learning Japanese again. This is looking like it's going to be a series where I show my progress (see the bottom of the post for previous episodes). To show my progress, see the test below and the list of kanji is available below as well.

Kanji test row 8

作 知 飲 月 子 女 去 当 待 晩 男 電 入 困 後 事 村 口 使 仕 私 林 語 外

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