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  • wadeaverey
    Aug 14 8:27 AM
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      Contact 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 sca-jml@yahoogroups.com, 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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