January 13, 2018 at 8:52 pm #44548
I tried going through a few slides and am a little confused. There are full words, but I am just hearing (mostly) single sounds, is this the way it is supposed to be? Also, is there a way to replay the sound? They seem to come by so fast that I don’t have time to understand what is coming by. Also, is there any part on the site to learn more about pitch? I’m still not completely sure about the difference in changing pitch versus the changes in sound we use in English.
Note: I have not yet went through the IPA deck, is there any list of which sounds I need for Japanese? I would prefer not to waste time on ones that I won’t be using.January 14, 2018 at 7:38 am #44569
I’ll answer your questions one by one.
1) You may not be able to hear the sounds correctly yet because your ears need to get trained to hear the sounds. Give it time.
2) Yes, there is a way to replay the sounds on the computer Anki. Press “R” on your keyboard whenever you want the audio replayed.
3) Yes. Did you check out the Japanese Pronunciation Trainer Resources page that came with your purchase? If haven’t yet, I strongly urge you to check it out here: https://fluent-forever.com/pronunciation-trainers/japanese/ – There you’ll find videos about pitch accent and more. We strongly suggest you watch and learn the material from those videos before you study your Anki Pronunciation Trainer so that your Anki study is more effective.
4) The specific sounds for Japanese are focused on in the videos on the Japanese Pronunciation Trainer Resources page, and within your Pronunciation Trainer in Anki.
You can also check out the IPA specific to Japanese here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA/Japanese which gives a list of Japanese sounds.
Let me know if you have any other questions, and we’ll be glad to help!
The Fluent Forever TeamJanuary 14, 2018 at 2:38 pm #44586
Thanks again Matthew. This should all be a huge help.January 14, 2018 at 10:06 pm #44597
I watched the videos and found something out. It seems that my confusion is because of some trouble with the computer version of the app. When I hear the sound, it only gives me part of the word. Once I synced it to my IPhone, I could hear the full word. I checked again on my computer, only some of it. Sometimes it’s half the work, sometimes it’s only a single sound. Any idea why this is?January 14, 2018 at 10:38 pm #44599
Interesting. Let me check it personally on my Anki and with the Japanese Pronunciation Trainer. Here’s so questions:
1) What version of the Japanese Pronunciation Trainer do you have? You can see the version number in the zip file that we sent you and you downloaded when you bought the Pronunciation Trainer.
2) Can you please give me some examples of the words where that problems exists?
Please tell me this info so that I can check it out for your specific version number and for those specific words on my own computer Anki.
The Fluent Forever TeamJanuary 15, 2018 at 6:46 am #44616
V2.1. And it seems to be pretty much all of the cards, I’ve only gone trough 10 or so but it’s been all of them. If you have an email address I can send a video to you can hear what’s happening on my end.January 17, 2018 at 10:30 pm #44741
I think we have your email on file, so I’ll email you directly, so you can reply to me with the video.
The Fluent Forever Team
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