Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Here’s what I need to do—to return to the core principles of how to imbibe (my best word so far) Japanese, or indeed any new language (I’ve taken to using the word ‘Newbian’).

So I’ll listen more, in addition to just listening on my computer. I’ll do that alongside one of my better-known languages (English or Dutch). I’ll need to habitually carry a book together with my Kindle. And I’ll do more repetition, and in larger chunks, staying with a chapter until it feels right to move on to the next.

More extensive. Less intensive.

It’s an ‘unlearning’ process.

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