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cmertb, you actually sound like me. I am not a poet, and I don't know how to make or understand haiku (俳句, wiki) or senryu (川柳, wiki) well.
If haiku were to be expressed in a different art form, Blue II (a painting in blue with black dots and a red line) by Joan Miro would be a great one.
Utsu, are there any equivalent expressions of haiku in music?
Do you know the difference between haiku and senryu? Which one doesn't generally include a kigo (season word)?
Last edited by mikkih; June 25, 2014 at 08:03 AM. Reason: added a pop quiz answer
早口言葉 (hayakuchi-kotoba, はやくちことば, tongue twisters)
Write these Japanese tongue twisters in "hiragana" then read them 5 times each. (Optional: Add your translations.) Which one is the hardest one for you to say?
Please feel free to post your answers with spoiler tags. Old quizzes are located in Previous Quizzes Compilation Thread. Happy Summer
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Shiritori (しりとり) is a word game in which the players say a word that begins with the last kana of the previous word.
れたす (retasu, lettus) ---> すいか (suika, watermelons) ---> からす(karasu, crows)
Please fill in blanks to make word chains below.
からす - すか[ ]く - く[ ]ら - ら[ ]だ
<Hint> These are all animals.
Intermediate and Advanced levels:
たまご - ご[ ]ら - ら[ ]ぷ- ぷら[ ]な- な[ ]だ - だ[ ]な[ ]いと - と[ ]ぼ - ぼ[ ]し - しま[ ]ま - ま[ ]も - も[ ]う - う[ ]ゅう - うん[ ]うかい - い[ ]か - かみ[ ]ばい - い[ ]えん[ ]つ - つ[ ]ぎ - ぎん[ ]う
Please change all the words into Katakana or Kanji characters when appropriate.
Please feel free to post your answers with spoiler tags.
Last edited by mikkih; April 13, 2015 at 10:47 PM. Reason: added answers