Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Su-jsl-yubimojiNow that I am getting a grip on the basic syllabaries of Nihongo, I decided to explore the vagaries of the Japanese sign language.

Best place to start seems to be with the equivalent of the manual alphabet in ASL, the Japanese manual syllabary. This might actually help me a lot with bridging the gap between thinking in English and beginning to think in Japanese. Learning the syllables by how they are pronouced instead of using the romanji as a crutch.

Wiki actually has a nice compilation of the manual syllabary. Fantastic! I lurv the internets on somedays ….

signo_bl_j63Really really want to order some pens for kanji/kana with fine points.  The Uniball Signo .28 mm pen that I got in Kyoto is now my favorite pen to use.

Jlist has Uniball Signo pens in 0.18mm, hrmmmm,  so tempted….

Pen Otakus Unite!!