Im almost finished learning Hiragana. Maybe I am finished? Given enough time I can read any character, it just takes me a bit to write the variations of the main characters. For example, I have the following characters memorized (write, read, pronounce):
But, Im still working on the following ones. They look similar to the ones above, and only have slightly different sounds. Like, ひ (hi, pronounced hee) becomes び (bi) and ぴ (pi). I think I have it down for the most part.
H becomes B and P [like in ひ, び, ぴ]
T becomes D [と (to) --> ど (do)]
K becomes G [か (ka) --> が (ga)]
S becomes Z [せ (se) --> ぜ (ze)]
And then there's still the じ (ji) and ぢ (ji) thing to mess it all up. But I think writing this post cleared it all up for me. Arent you excited to be learning while blog surfing today?
I havent really looked at the above characters yet. They seem pretty easy because they're just a blend of two sounds. きゅ (kyu) is a combination of き (ki, pronounced kee) and ゆ (yu).
One day I'll look back on this post and remember the time I knew Hiragana.
Coming Up Next Week... watch me learn Katakana!