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Motova
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Chineasy

Post by Motova » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:10 pm

https://www.amazon.ca/Chineasy-New-Way- ... s=chineasy

https://www.amazon.ca/Chineasy-Everyday ... s=chineasy

I am enjoying these. Basically this woman incorporated the Chinese symbols into simple cartoon images.

They're very accessible and fun mnemonics.
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The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

Pero
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Re: Chineasy

Post by Pero » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:31 pm

Dude how many books a week do you read? Are you using speedreading or something? :lol:
Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
- Shabkar

Motova
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Re: Chineasy

Post by Motova » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:36 pm

Pero wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:31 pm
Dude how many books a week do you read? Are you using speedreading or something? :lol:
It depends on the information... I read slow when I need to and I read fast when I need to.

If it is shit I won't bother reading it.

If it is fluff I will just read with my eyes.

Normally I will internally vocalize with varying speeds depending on my familiarity.

If I strike gold I will vocalize and probably reread it.

Rarely will I commit something to memory.
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

Pero
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Re: Chineasy

Post by Pero » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:52 pm

Motova wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:36 pm
Rarely will I commit something to memory.
Why?
Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
- Shabkar

Motova
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Re: Chineasy

Post by Motova » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:02 pm

Pero wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:52 pm
Motova wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:36 pm
Rarely will I commit something to memory.
Why?
I mean permanently.

Why? Because of impermanence.
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

Pero
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Re: Chineasy

Post by Pero » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:09 pm

Motova wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Pero wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:52 pm
Motova wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:36 pm
Rarely will I commit something to memory.
Why?
I mean permanently.

Why? Because of impermanence.
Ah. :smile:

I also rarely commit something to memory but it's because I don't have such a good memory and more than that - I am lazy. :D Often as long as I've understood something in principle, I'm happy enough to just remember where I can look the details up and not memorize anything.
Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
- Shabkar

MiphamFan
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Re: Chineasy

Post by MiphamFan » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:16 pm

Read up on using a spaced repetition system.

I recommend the site All Japanese All The Time.

humble.student
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Re: Chineasy

Post by humble.student » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:06 pm

Read sinologist Victor Mair's scathing reviews of this piece of work on his Language Log blog for five minutes of fun.

Also, she'd hardly have been the first to have come up with such an idea: in fact, the very first Chinese etymologies were so derived, and dictionaries were largely based on these "makey-uppy" fabrications (e.g.the Shuowen Jiezi) until the discovery and decipherment of the oracle bones one hundred years ago or so. Harbaugh's 'Chinese Characters' definitions come from these traditional derivations, incidentally.

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=11109
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=14051
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=23959

Don't spit your coffee all over your computer.

Motova
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Re: Chineasy

Post by Motova » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:29 pm

humble.student wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:06 pm
Read sinologist Victor Mair's scathing reviews of this piece of work on his Language Log blog for five minutes of fun.

Also, she'd hardly have been the first to have come up with such an idea: in fact, the very first Chinese etymologies were so derived, and dictionaries were largely based on these "makey-uppy" fabrications (e.g.the Shuowen Jiezi) until the discovery and decipherment of the oracle bones one hundred years ago or so. Harbaugh's 'Chinese Characters' definitions come from these traditional derivations, incidentally.

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=11109
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=14051
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=23959

Don't spit your coffee all over your computer.
No thanks, I don't care. :smile:

If it works for me it doesn't matter if it's original.
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

Motova
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Re: Chineasy

Post by Motova » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:12 pm

MiphamFan wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:16 pm
Read up on using a spaced repetition system.

I recommend the site All Japanese All The Time.
Spaced retrieval is better.

Massed practice/study > Spaced practice/study for short term.

Massed practice/study < Spaced practice/study for long term.

Retrieval > repetition for long term.

I don't recall the difference between retrieval and repetition for short term but I assume repetition is better.
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

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