I know gaiaslastlaugh left instructions on how we can port our koohii study logs, but looking through my old log, I realized I don’t want to port it. I just want to summarize some of the key bits from it and from other old threads on koohii, and then keep moving forward. Here’s the first bit of that summary.
Background: I started my study log in late 2017. I had spent a few months prior to that working with Japanese Specialist Shuji on pitch accent, and I focused on that for the next few months. Shuji-san goes through Genki for his lessons. After establishing some pitch accent terminology (an Anglicized version of the actual Japanese terminology), he sends worksheets in advance of each Genki section, introducing the pitches for the vocabulary in the section. He uses do-re-mi (from music) to describe the relation of the pitches to each other.
Besides Japanese specialist Shuji, the resources I used were
- Dogen’s Patreon lessons at $10/month. For as far as I went in his lessons, Dogen explains the concepts clearly and helpfully.
- The pitch accent designations on weblio.jp, although the markings do sometimes seem to be off a bit.
- The speaker pronunciations on https://forvo.com/, which are usually of great quality.
As I am sure you can surmise by the fact that I’m bothering to post them, I was happy with all of these resources. I continue to use the latter two.
Last but not least, here is a chart showing the possible pitch accent patterns in Japanese. The white circle is the particle.
At that time I was also trying to engage more with writing the language. I was not very persistent or successful with that.
This lasted a few months. When I got my passing result on JLPT N2 I started focusing more on studying for N1. That is what I have been focusing on ever since.