私は サラバナンです。シンガポール人です。（I am Saravanan．[I am] Singaporean).
I am Saravanan from Singapore. Just started learning (self-study) Japanese from last month onwards. I would like to record my learning notes here as and when I get time. It will also help me to practise what I learned. Hope to get some help if I make any mistakes.
There are two ways to write my name in 日本語。"va" can be translated as バ or ヴァ。I found that pronouncing "va" as "ba" is more common and hence thought I will use that in my name (サラバナン）。 Not sure whether that is the correct thing to do.
すみません for my mistakes in 日本語. Hope I will improve slowly.
Why the first stroke in the first part of the character 左 and 右 are different? The FIRST PART in both the characters almost look same (at least to my eyes), but the stroke order is different. i.e. For 左 the first stroke is from "left-to-right" stroke first, whereas for 右, it starts from "top-to-bottom" stroke first. Is there any specific reason for the different stroke order?
Saravanan san, こんにちは。 And writing き and さ, if you write them, native Japanese speakers can understand them however, strict Japanese teacher might want you to write hand written module hiragana. Yuki 由紀 Team JapanesePod101.com