I`m learning some Katakana and i have just realized that it`s very similar to the polish English spelling
Also i speak German,Polish and i must say.. as a pupil i found that for Germans Japanese pronunciation is a nightmare because words don`t make any sense for them but for me it was insanely easy because most of the sounds in Japanese actually are exactly the same in Polish and Polish Silesia Dialect
so a question to you guys, which is your native language except English or maybe a secondary language and did you find any similarities between it and Japanese?
san, san Konnichiwa. Thank you for your posts. I am not sure about Polish.... However, I think language were affected by Chinese kanji should sometimes have similar pronunciations. Yuki 由紀 Team JapanesePod101.com
I asked my teacher at school who is Japanese and know polish well, and he said same thing.. Japanese is between Polish and English when it comes to pronunciation
examples : Wa = Ła, shi = ś, chi = ć, ji = dż, also some simple kanji`s which are smillar 女 kun reading is Onna, in polish Ona is she also the phrase building blocks are almost the same as used in the Old Polish language or Germanic aswell, kanjis are really smillar but that`s what i found out and every day i find similar words to Polish,German,English so as an native speaker of those 3 Languages its really easy for me to pronounce Japanese, the only difficulty for most people is the japanese "らりるれろ" as its in between R and L but its actually similar to German R when spoken fast..