Say what you like about Dunedin, but where else can you pick up banana boxes full of great paperbacks for a couple of bucks, and all manner of pickings in the free basket?
I scored 10 Taiwanese children’s books there. I ranked them in order of difficulty, gleaning an understanding of the approach taken to Mandarin Chinese in that country. Bopomofo, anyone? They’ve a set of 37 symbols that they use as furigana. These look like a mutant form of katakana, hiragana and kanji—cute.
And that’s how I spent an hour’s worth of enjoyable exposure on a new language.
Today: J4 M4
Total: J339 D160 G60 P37 F29 Sp22 A8 M4 Da1 R1