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Summary - May

  Summary   I have been thinking of making a summary report every end of the month just like what I am doing with my blog where I talk about what happened to me. For this blog, I will just be going to put all the links in one post so it will be easier to see all my posts in a month. Though I haven’t been so active in posting recently, I will try to post a lot for the next months, create video content on YouTube, and study more.   For this summary report, I will include all the posts from March up to the latest as this is my first summary report. For next month's summary, it will only focus on all the posts I publish that month. For the month of May:   May 29, 2021 à The Long vowels  May 18, 2021 à Combined Characters May 17, 2021 à The small ‘tsu’ May 16, 2021 à Ten-Ten and Maru May 15, 2021 à 【 Spanish Lesson #1 】 Survival Expressions   For the month of April:   April 22, 2021 à Examples of Katakana April 19, 2021 à Examples of Hiragana April 08,

Japanese Long vowels

  The Long vowels I don’t know the rules in long vowels. All I know is that in Hiragana, long vowels mean longer sounds or double the length of pronouncing the vowel letters. Unlike in small ‘tsu’ which is the double of consonants, long vowels focuses on doubling the five vowel letters, あ , い , う , え , お . Others define the long vowels by adding a line above the vowel of a word in Hiragana, except for い as it is written twice when they write the words in Romaji or its English term. I don’t usually put a line above the vowel when I use Romaji because, for me, it's quite confusing. That’s why I spelled the words on how it is written and type on the keyboard so it will not confuse me when I write the correct Kanji.   Example:               Japanese words How others write the Romaji How I write the Romaji English おか あ さん Ok ā san Ok aa san Mother おと う さん Ot ō san Ot

Japanese Combined Characters

  The 11 consonant characters are combined to ‘ya’, ‘yu’ and ‘yo’ to formed additional 33 characters. ‘ya’, ‘yu’ and ‘yo’ are written half the size of the normal characters. The combined characters’ principal rules for pronunciation is ① the first character indicates the initial sound and ② it combines with the sound of the second character. There are special combined characters that are only used for Katakana and was formed to accommodate some foreign words or names. Aside from the 33 list of combined characters, the new special combined characters are, as of now, have 32 sound.                                  33 Combined characters (Hiragana and Katakana) きゃ   (キャ) kya きゅ   (キュ) kyu きょ   (キョ) kyo ぎゃ   (ギャ) gya ぎゅ  (ギュ) gyu ぎょ  (ギョ) gyo しゃ  (シャ) sha しゅ   (シュ) shu しょ   (ショ) sho じゃ   (ジャ) ja じゅ   (ジュ) ju じょ   (ジョ) jo ちゃ