Suggestion Japanese category + channel(s) for Discord?

I was wondering if the mods would consider adding a Japanese-language category to Discord?
In the category could be 2+ channels related to learning Japanese.


REASONS TO ADD:
  • Many vocal synth fans are interested in learning Japanese. A lot of their favorite voice banks only sing in Japanese.
  • Having a section for Japanese would add more fun things to do in the server.
  • It would create a special spot to talk about Japanese instead of clogging up general chat.


SUGGESTIONS FOR WHAT TO IMPLEMENT:

CHANNEL FOR THE KOTOBA BOT (LEARN/PLAY WITH KOTOBA):
  • I strongly recommend adding the bot called Kotoba. (I use her in my private server and she's really fun! Makes it feel like you have a study buddy to compete with.)
  • You can use her to search for things like example sentences and stroke order for kanji.
  • You can play a modified version of shiritori with her and other members can join in as well. (Real shiritori's goal is to pick a word that ends in n/ん, but since she's a bot, she would win every time, so the game only ends when you tell her to stop. You can also only say nouns, which makes it challenging but exciting.)
  • Maybe make a specific channel for playing shiritori, so it doesn't make the other Japanese channels messy.
shiritori.jpg


VOICE CHANNEL FOR GROUP STUDY:
  • In the past, I had done a few voice chats while sharing my screen to VocaVerse members so we could read Japanese manga together. Maybe we could do "watch parties" for translating Vocaloid lyrics/music videos or watch Japanese YouTube videos/Disney+ with Dualsub (shows English and Japanese subs simultaneously) together.


TEXT CHANNEL FOR QUESTIONS/LEARNING:
  • People could ask about the meaning of Vocaloid lyrics or share their attempts at translations.
  • Could have weekly challenges (ex: translate a block of text, write a 4 sentence journal).
  • Could discuss Japanese singing synths or Japanese text-to-speech for projects.


Hopefully these ideas seem tempting enough to consider adding.
 

pico

robot enjoyer
Sep 10, 2020
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I'm studying Japanese in university right now and would absolutely love to study alongside you all! My schedule is absolutely packed so I don't think I'll be able to join any read-alongs anytime soon, but would still like to try to speak casually with people.
 

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