By Jack Halpern
This torrent features a non-OCR'ed model of the 'Kodansha - The Kodansha's Kanji Learner's Dictionary', 2001 variation, with textual content in black-and-white and red.
The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary solutions the pressing desire for an easy-to-use kanji dictionary compact sufficient to be simply carried round, but unique sufficient to meet the sensible wishes of the start and intermediate learner.
Its uncomplicated target is to offer the learner a radical realizing of kanji by way of offering fast entry to a wealth of precious details at the meanings, readings, and compounds. quite often, the learner needs to memorize quite a few compounds as unrelated devices. a special characteristic of this dictionary that overcomes this trouble is the center which means, a concise key-phrase that defines the dominant experience of every personality, through distinct personality meanings and diverse compounds that essentially express how millions of creating blocks are mixed to shape numerous compound words.
Another exact characteristic is the method of Kanji Indexing via styles (SKIP), an indexing approach that permits the person to find characters as quick and as correctly as in alphabetical dictionaries.
Modern linguistic idea has been successfully built-in with refined info expertise to supply the main valuable kanji learner's dictionary ever compiled. For the 1st time, inexperienced persons have at their fingertips a wealth of knowledge that's linguistically actual, effortless to exploit, and thoroughly tailored to their functional needs.
o 2,230 access characters, together with all of the kanji within the Joyo and Jinmei Kanji lists
o 41,000 senses for 31,300 phrases and notice parts exhibit how each one personality contributes to the meanings of compounds
o 1,200 homophones with center meanings clarify changes among heavily comparable characters
o 386 variation kinds utilized in prewar literature and in names
o 1,945 stroke order diagrams allow you to write every one kanji stroke by way of stroke
o 7,200 personality readings, together with identify readings
o Over 2,000 cross-references and 5 appendixes supply quick entry to a mass of helpful reference facts
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The Loom of Language: An method of the Mastery of Many Languages by means of Frederick Bodmer has constantly been my favourite publication approximately studying languages. I first chanced on it on F. X. Micheloud’s studying Languages web site approximately nine or 10 years in the past whilst i used to be nonetheless an undergrad and masses extra drawn to studying languages by myself instead of taking uninteresting sessions at college. i wished to benefit invaluable vocabulary and concentration extra on knowing and conversing the language whereas my periods sought after me to research Zola or Sand with very constrained wisdom of French. Or my sessions have been cancelled simply because no longer adequate scholars signed up for German or simply because there have been no lecturers on hand for Italian. My language books (all 500 of them) and later the web grew to become the most assets I utilized in learning, yet I continuously went again to The Loom of Language since it defined every thing so well.
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Tacete, pueri! Pueri tacent.  -e, -ite; -it, -unt: Discede, serve! Discedite, servi! Servus discedit. Servi discedunt.  -I, -fte; -it, -iunt: Venfte, pueri! Pueri veniunt. Venf, liilia! liilia venit. 140 14S ISO ISS CAP. V PENSVMA hilius et Aemilia in vill- habit- cum liber- et serv-. Dominus mult- serv- et mult- ancill- habet. Aemilia in peristyl- est cum Marc- et Quint-et Hili-. IUlia mult- ros- in hort- vid- et ab Aemili- disced-. lam Aemilia puell- non vid-, neque puerl earn vid-. Aemilia: "Marce et Qulnte!
Indicativus: singularis -t, pliiralis -nt. Exempla:  -a, -ate; -at, -ant: Saliita dominum, serve! Saliitate dominum, servi! Servus dominum saliitat. Servi dominum saliitant.  -e, -ete; -et, -ent: Tace, puer! Puer tacet. Tacete, pueri! Pueri tacent.  -e, -ite; -it, -unt: Discede, serve! Discedite, servi! Servus discedit. Servi discedunt.  -I, -fte; -it, -iunt: Venfte, pueri! Pueri veniunt. Venf, liilia! liilia venit. 140 14S ISO ISS CAP. V PENSVMA hilius et Aemilia in vill- habit- cum liber- et serv-.
Quoque Etiam peristylum magnum et pulchrum in villa est. 30 'Peristylum' est vocabulum Graecum. In villis Graecis et Romanis magna et pulchra peristyla sunt. Estne imid : impluvium pluvium in peristylo? Id non in peristylo, sed in atrio est. In peristylo parvus hortus est. In villa sunt multa cubicula. Quintus m cubiculo 35 parvo dormit. Estne magnum cubiculum Marc!? Id quoque parvum est. Hilius et Aemilia in cubiculo magno ii ( = cl) : scrvi ca: cuhicula dormiunt. Ubi dormiunt servi? 11 quoque in cubiculis dormiunt.