The Japanese Theme Language Contest — 37 Comments

    • I’m thinking I could put together a deck on JRPG tutorial/menu terms (started playing some games recently and had to figure out how they work and what I was doing…), but I wouldn’t want to overlap with what you’ve already done, do you think that would be different enough from what you’ve focused on? If not no problem, I can shoot for something else.

      • I think you’ll be fine. I focused mostly on battle-relevant terms, so there shouldn’t be much overlap.

  1. Yay, challenge-suru! I’m in.

    Theme: Yuusha Yoshihiko Season 1 – 勇者ヨシヒコと魔王の城 (fantasy/comedy J-drama)
    Anki & hopefully text. Is pictures (screen dumps in this case) OK?
    Would it be OK with more than 20 sentences?

    • For now let’s keep it at 20 just to make things simpler.

      And to avoid any potential copyright issues, let’s not include any screenshots.

      • Got it. I think this “contest” has the ability to become one of the greatest resources on this site together with the other decks you created!

  2. I might give this a try.
    Theme: Kansai-ben (Conjugation changes and basic words that are different from Standard, if that’s okay)
    Format: Text probably

  3. This sounds like an awesome idea. I don’t think I’m good enough in any particular area yet to contribute but I will definitely buy this, especially if there’s battle anime, RPG, historical, musical and at a hopeful stretch Physics and perhaps military terms in there. I’m intrested in expanding vocab in all those areas (Physics and History being my favourite 2 of 4 subjects I study for British A-levels at school).

  4. This sounds like a lot of fun, I will try to contribute.

    Theme: 銀河英雄伝説 (probably a mix of military/space/military in space vocabulary)
    Text: Yes
    Anki: Yes

  5. Thank you to everyone who has so far shown interest in participating. I think we’re going to be able to create something really great and unique here.

  6. In the second sentence, “passed” probably ought to be “past” :) I find myself making mistakes like that all the time recently. As for the contest, not sure if I have enough domain knowledge as of yet. I’ll be eagerly awaiting the results though!

  7. As a saxophone player, I approve of the photo in this post. ^_^

    I may be a little too low-level to do this effectively, but I’ll give it a shot.

    Theme: 邦楽 (traditional music)
    Text: Yes
    Anki: Probably

  8. This sounds interesting…sooo many topics to choose from though :P

    Text: Yes
    Anki: Maybe if time

  9. Would really love to see a basic medicine and common injury deck. Or the different common medicines (buffarin, EVE etc) and what they do.
    Last time I went to Japan, all I wanted was something with an anti-inflammitory in it…

      • I just read more carefully,so we are doing 20 terms then I can only really do one. SO which is best shoujo, shounen, or samurai speech patterns??

        • I think Samurai would be more useful. Shounen and Shoujo really aren’t that different from standard compared to stereotypical Samurai speech.

  10. Working on my deck really makes me appreciate how much work it was to make thousands of these that build on each other. Thanks for making all those decks Adam!

  11. Theme: School (学校)
    Anki: definitely
    Text: sure
    tsv: Yes

    Every sentence will be a quote from GTO(1998) episode 1.

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