Anyone here ever try learning a language with a different alphabet/writing system? I've been listening to Japanese audio/video lessons for a couple months now and I decided to start learning how to read/write as well, aside from being super different obviously it seems better in a lot of ways and worse in some others, but I guess it balances out so it's all good.
After about three weeks I've got both 48 kana syllabaries down and I'm about 50 kanji and 50 vocab deep, but apparently as you get used to it your absorption rate increases dramatically especially since kanji you've learned already often show up as parts of other kanji and then the amount of combinations for vocabulary increases as well.
One of the interesting things I discovered was that in Japanese complex words more (often than in english) are easier to write and simple words are harder.
I know this is hardly flash related or whatever but I think this thread can always use the stimulation.
Also Rosetta Stone is fucking inexcusably terrible.