- Aug 14 8:27 AMContact me offlist and I can send you some TV shows on DVD. I get monthly packages from Japan and can send you some old DVR recordings.
As another option search out Japanese TV shows on youtube and PV (music videos).
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, V <B.E.A.S.T.V2.5@...> wrote:
> Sometimes dramas can be good for getting used to how the language sounds.
> But it's important to remember where the media itself comes from and what
> time/location is being portrayed. They also sometimes have the exaggerated
> speech problem though not as much as Anime. There are a lot of different
> accents inside Japan and on top of it there are language differences based
> on time period. Some historical dramas for instance purposefully use older
> Japanese or a combination of modern and older vocabulary to give it a dated
> feeling. If you're just trying to get used to hearing different sounds and
> don't care about actually speaking the language it might not be too
> horrifically bad. But that's not even getting into the odd sounds that get
> introduced the more people slur or use slang. Once you're used to the base
> sounds Japanese can sound very different based on all this stuff.
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