Originally posted by Trekn
All major business is done with Japanese anyways. Maybe more of us should learn Japanese. I would guess that to be the most difficult.
I hope I can get by with my only language, English, for as long as possible...Japanese sounds, well, a bit scary.
I remember (ok, I'm not flaming on Japanese, now,) seeing a movie (maybe, "Tora, Tora, Tora," or something) in which a Japanese clerk was typing a letter. We type letters fast. Not this clerk. Each Japanese character represented a word, like "man," or "house." Should be fast, right? No way. It was "hunt and peck" at a snails pace. Can you imagine how many keys that keyboard had on it?
I wonder if that's changed, or do the Japanese still use keyboards like that, or have they developed a special typing alphabet for the computer age?
Hello, Mike? Is our resident Japanese expert (and sports commentator) out there?