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Jon Kelbie
I'm a Pro-Independence Scotsman (#YesScot) with more than a passing interest in feudal Japan, bushido and samurai. Japanese language graduate, wannabe samurai!
I'm a Pro-Independence Scotsman (#YesScot) with more than a passing interest in feudal Japan, bushido and samurai. Japanese language graduate, wannabe samurai!
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Freagair - Lesson 2 (Term 3)

Hàlo!  Wow, I haven't updated this blog since November last year!  Apologies to anyone who visits but life got in the way as it so often does.

Anyhow,  I am still studying Gàidhlig and whilst my attendance for term 2 was unfortunately only about 40-50% I'm still holding my own :)

At this s ...

Kilted Scot : http://www.kilted.scot/?p=225
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It's the last day in the Year of the Horse! Not much time left for those last-minute preparations for the New Year, so these final days are bustling with activity for many in Japan.
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えずい -Exploring Tosa-ben pt. 4



Following on from Tosa-ben Card Game (龍馬・土佐弁かるた) I thought it may be interesting for some people if I were to do a series of short posts relating to the vocabulary that  I learn from the game.

Even if not, I’m learning that maintaining a Gaelic blog is helping me learn the language so hop ...

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tha mi trang gach latha! – Notes on Lesson 8

This was a tough week, I missed a lot having been absent from class for a fortnight but even for those who had been in attendance previously this was a tough week.

In this week's notes I am going to type out the reading for our homework assignment in whole and will underline points of ...

Kilted Scot : http://www.kilted.scot/?p=198
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Dè an t-ainm a th-ort? – Lesson 8

As I was being a good citizen and attending jury duty in high court and that case being of a mentally and emotionally draining nature, I missed week's 6 and 7 and as such we're jumping straight into week 8 and all of the joyful complexities that it contained!



Kilted Scot : http://www.kilted.scot/?p=200
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Each year Jiyū Kokumin Sha, publisher of the popular annual reference Gendai yōgo no kiso chishiki (Basic Knowledge on Contemporary Terminology), selects its “most popular word of the year” from a shortlist of 50 words and phrases that have loomed large in the popular consciousness over the past 12 months.

Here is our guide to the terms in the running. Make sure you can keep up with the conversations of your Japanese friends by knowing your "rerigō" from your "ribenji poruno." The finalists and champion will be announced on Monday, December 1.
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Tha eagal orm bho am fiaclair! – Notes on Lesson 5

Just for a matter of record, the title of this post tha eagal orm bho am fiaclair! means (hopefully) I am afraid of the dentist!.. I'm not but growing up on Lewis my tutor was as the dentist in question was a mobile dentist and he liked a drink.. so the later in the day you got to him, the more tipples he would have had and the scarier the experience became! :)



Kilted Scot : http://www.kilted.scot/?p=196
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timcheal air dà uair dheug 'san oidhche – Lesson 5

It has been a frenetic month and due to several disruptive weeks in court as a juror I not only missed some classes but also fell behind with blog updates.  So somewhat tardily this is my round up of week 5's lesson and you'll notice some familiar shades from week 4's post as we re-visited time, again.



Kilted Scot : http://www.kilted.scot/?p=194
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The Shikoku "henro," a pilgrimage around 88 temples on Japan's southern island, dates back over 1,000 years to legendary origins. The circuit, which takes more than a month to complete on foot, has attracted countless pilgrims over the centuries and is starting to develop a global fame.
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