|Posted by Tony on June 21, 2014 at 12:05 AM|
It's helpful to know the Japanese names for parts of speech and other grammatical terms. The site does introduce a lot of these, but there are some omissions.
For example, when parts of speech are first introduced in section IV of 第６課, it would be helpful to know the Japanese terms for words which "conjugate" (I prefer the term "inflect") and words which do not conjugate. It would also be nice to see kanji spellings of words such as 助詞-- they could be mentioned in parentheses-- instead of giving only kana spellings. Similarly, it would be nice to know the Japanese names of the different categories of 助詞, even if you are not going to give the full traditional descriptions of the six types.
I know that there are some difficult choices to make in balancing between explanations which are easy to read for most English speakers, and explanations which are closer to how Japanese speakers understand their own grammar. I had been hoping for something a little closer to the latter, simply because most explanations of Japanese grammar for English speakers err far too much in the direction of the former.
My other way of learning this is to read grammar books written for Japanese middle school students, but my reading speed in Japanese is very slow, so it would be very nice if I can learn some of it here. Thank you for all of the work you've put into creating this website.