Talk:Introduction to Japanese
Proposed syllabus 
- Reading & Writing
- Hiragana & Katakana
- Everyday Phrases
looks okay. b:Japanese/Practical Lessons/Syllabus from the japanese wikibook and b:Japanese/Practical Lessons may also be useful. b:Japanese:Introduction could be used as lesson 0 to introduce students on pronounciation
Xlbnushk 07:15, 10 November 2006 (UTC) -- Maybe this would be a better place for the "About" section on the Japanese stream page. I was thinking that this would tell people things like the fact that Japanese is both a phonetic (hiragana and katakana) and a pictoral (kanji) language. Then maybe some stuff about how sometimes it's written from top to bottom rather than left to right. I dunno. Maybe we don't need this page at all. Or maybe this should give some details about each of the courses, although that might be redundant considering what we already have.
Balloonguy 22:26, 11 November 2006 (UTC) -- On Topic: Foreign Language Learning, it links directly to Topic:Japanese, so the facts that you mentioned above could be written on the department page, since people may be interested to see the stream plan after reading the about and see what courses are available. I was thinking that introduction to Japanese should contain kana lessons, a few key grammatical concepts and maybe some kanji. It sounds like you are trying to say that introduction to japanese should really be an actual introduction to japanese.
- Xlbnushk 20:09, 19 November 2006 (UTC) -- We should definitely discuss this. Should the introduction contain a cultural and historical introduction as well, or strictly a linguistic one? I think the former would be more appropriate. No language is complete without its background. What are your thoughts on the matter?
Shoulder to the grindstone! 
Dnjkirk 16:38, 10 November 2006 (UTC) -- I saw nothing happening here so I just uploaded an old set of introduction pieces I wrote years and years ago. Do whatever you want with them (the likely need some cleaning up and better terminology - I learned Japanese through immersion, not so much in class, to terminoloogy is not a strong point for me). Some of the pages were uploaded by an IP, but rest assured that were me, I just didn't log in. Pooh
- Xlbnushk 20:45, 10 November 2006 (UTC) -- Thanks for the contribution. I just placed a bunch of your materials into Category:Japanese. Please compare your user list to the pages in Category:Japanese to make sure that I've gotten everything.
- Dnjkirk 04:36, 11 November 2006 (UTC) -- I think it's all done now, I added a couple more pages. Two things to report: 1) I'm not an expert in Japanese grammar, so my technical explanations my totally suck. I just notice that, unless someone starts something, others tend not to contribute, so that is why I got this stuff up. 2) Since everything I did uses Roma-ji, you may want to go back to my gojuu-on page (Pronunciation) and add the Kana, and then blend the Kana in with the subsequent lessons to a suitable transition point where Kana can be used exclusively. Otherwise, do what thou wilt.
Balloonguy 23:49, 16 November 2006 (UTC) -- Just wondering, what is the box for?
- Xlbnushk 03:54, 17 November 2006 (UTC) -- Eventually, you'll be able to use it to go to the previous/next lesson. Right now, however, my knowledge and understanding of templates is too limited to achieve that effect. Currently it's there just to provide some links and make the pages look nicer.
Balloonguy 01:00, 13 December 2006 (UTC) -- I removed the navigation box because it is not functional yet, when it is fully functionally it should be put back on.
A question about contributing 
I have been talking with other Japan-related bloggers about how we can work together to improve the Japan-related content available online and this project came up as one of the things that would be great to contribute to.
I was wondering how we could be get involve and also if anyone who has worked on the project would like to comment on it and I will post the comments on my blog dailyj.net
Please let me know. Thanks (126.96.36.199 17:36, 29 November 2007 (UTC))