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invokeSaturday 19th of February 2005 08:18:01 AM
Japanese on aim - Anybody out there who is learning japanese want to practice on aol instant messenger (using romanji spelling)? If you are advanced you can teach me, and if you are just beginning i could help you, either way it seems like it would be good practice. If enough people are interested, we could even join up in classroomxx rooms. By the way, my aim name is m1nus five .
PsySaturday 19th of February 2005 08:26:17 AM
- Count me in. Doubtless my Japanese is riddled with mistakes, but I'll take all the practice I can get. I'll be on the lookout for you.

By the by, it's a common mistake, (one I made for a rather long time!) but it is actually spelled ローマ字, which in hepburn is "roumaji." There isn't an N, surprising as it is.
invokeSaturday 19th of February 2005 09:15:13 AM
SUGOI! - Please tell me what program you use, or how you go about typing in hiragana/katakana. I can read them, but i would love to be able to practice typing in them. And thanks for the correction, i would have continued making that mistake forever. Also, what is your aim sn?
erdnaSaturday 19th of February 2005 10:02:29 AM
- Sounds like a good idea to me. I know nothing of the Japanese language, but I want to learn. My AOL instant messenger name is m4gilla, and so is my Yahoo Messenger name.
SasamifaySaturday 19th of February 2005 10:16:43 AM
hi - I know a little Japanese... still learning though... I have the teach your self books..... if you want my aol is hobogejo.....and my email is bethony@adelphia.net
bittSaturday 05th of March 2005 05:38:32 PM
im in 2 - i have to get aol first tho. Do i need your address or anything?
invokeMonday 07th of March 2005 11:12:49 AM
- You can get AOL instant messenger (AIM) from the AIM website. I don't know the exact name of the website, but try putting AOL instant messenger in for a google search. You don't have to be subscribed to AOL's internet,it's free, its not too big of a file, and its not to hard to set up. Also, you do need to have my AOL screen name to contact me on aim, and that is m1nus five . If you are familiar with any other classroomxx programs, you should be able to figure it out. Post here if you have any trouble using it or finding it. Thanks for your reply.
majestic_nightfallTuesday 29th of March 2005 01:37:16 PM
quick question - I would love to but how do I get any Japanese characters on my computer?
Names
LadyArios (for aim no e0mail)
Lady_Arios (for yahoo)
Majestic_nightfall (for msn)
DEIVIONCRXWednesday 04th of May 2005 10:45:08 AM
- i deffinatly would like to get in on this also, i dont even know the basics tho really

aim is demon2136667
miya.loveMonday 30th of May 2005 08:50:03 AM
- this sounds pretty cool. i'm in. my AIM name is kaibagurl, my yahoo is luna_gackt14, and my MSN is parkjiyeon014@msn.com. When you IM me, just make sure to tell me that you got my sn from here.
PS You can download AIM at http://www.aim.com

~~daisuke
Tuesday 31st of May 2005 09:11:40 PM
- Maido is kansai dialect for hello, and apparently businessmen in Osaka use it to greet their customers.?Fun, huh?

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crazypinoyboiWednesday 22nd of June 2005 02:16:05 PM
I'm in too - yea i'm in too i guess. My AIM is my screen name here. crazypinoyboi . so yea... i can spell out a few things, and it would be nice to try it out.
krisguySunday 26th of June 2005 08:50:32 PM
- [quote]Originally posted by invoke


Please tell me what program you use, or how you go about typing in hiragana/katakana. I can read them, but i would love to be able to practice typing in them. And thanks for the correction, i would have continued making that mistake forever. Also, what is your aim sn?[/quote]

I have japanese support turned on in Linux. I use a terminal called kterm to launch my program, gaim in this case, and it changes the language to japanese, including menus and typing in romanji, and it turns into hiragani or kanji.
Ainariel-himeMonday 27th of June 2005 05:53:04 AM
typing hiragana/katakana - As for typing them here's a website that's very good imo: http://www.lexilogos.com/clavier/multilingue.htm
it's in french, but i'm sure you'll recognise, towards the middle of the page, "japonais-hiragana" and "japonais-katakana" links!
Hope that helped.
krisguyThursday 30th of June 2005 01:18:06 AM
- for anyone who is interested:

Yahoo!:krisguy
MSN:krisguy@krisguy.com
AOL:krisguynfk
Skype:krisguy