I was searching for a similar question but found nothing. (After all I guess that requirements differ from person to person)
So I'm starting from scratch. I've got reasons to study Japanese on my own and believe that it's possible. I don't really want to spell anything correct for a moment, my main desire is to chat on Japanese so I want to create simple sentences, ask questions, understand other people, read/write in Japanese communities.
I started with learning Hiragana, just spelling and writing this is really funny for me since they are symbols. It's very very boring trying to remember them all. That's the main reason why I'm asking for a new approach.
Maybe I need to try learning whole words (simple words) and sentences. And write it somewhere.
Another BIG question is Keyboard. I really have no idea how can I write Japanese here... Thinking about it scares me lot. Maybe I need to buy some special keyboard with Japanese characters?
And I will be surely happy to get some tutorials in any format.
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@Dave What is JLU material ? @Nicolas Raoul looking like very good materials to start from :)