I'm 31 and have been going since December 26th, 2007.
So it's been about seven weeks, and in another week I'll finish, I'm up to frame 1576.
25, did the first 500 kanji in Heisig about 2 years ago but gave up due to lack of this site or an SRS. Meaning to pick it up again one day. Right after the next Anki bugfix .. and the next .. and the next.
Frame 1350 (about).
Quite slow going but I have so many other things on as well. Better to know a little well than lots vaguely in my opinion.
How about gender? It is often said that females are better at spraking languages than males but how bout the written form?
Well done to anybody who is doing this at such a young age. If you can read Japanese before you are 20 then you are onto such a great thing, excellent to hear.
23. I finished RTK last month (started in September) and my failed deck is becoming more and more manageable by the day.
discovered Heisig four months ago.
Finished RTK1 and slowly moving into RTK3.
With the help of this site, I finished RTK1 December 2007 (after about 6 months).
Had a false start last year, went to Japan for a holiday, came back and started again at new year, so about 2 months
Up to frame 542
It's great reading basic Japanese now and already recognising kanji I know. They look like old friends instead of just squiggles.
Wow, this thread demonstrates a real apetite that people have to learn more about each other. Perhaps some additional fields in the profile would be good...?
Started Heisig in 2005 I think.
It took me over a year to finish it since I took a few breaks to deal with the JLPT and other things. I'm still heavily involved with RTK1 related study today (Japanese keywords).
It took just over 3 months total, but with a 1 year break in the middle.
I finished on the last day of 2007. I now average 25 reviews per day, and I have 98% of RTK1 kanji at a review interval of 3 weeks or higher with an average overall interval of 100 days.
Edited: 2008-02-22, 6:13 am
Started: With flash cards in Feb 07, with RevTK (and 300 cards) in June 07.
Finished: Stories in Nov 07, 90% in box 4+ in Jan 08 (my own standard for being "finished" with RTK). Down to about 30 to 40 reviews a day for now.
Guess this is a good topic to see that any age can start into Kanji. We each have a variant on how we approached it due to outside issues.
Edited: 2008-02-22, 5:00 am
Started RTK in July 2004. I've stopped and restarted at least 4 times now.
My high-water mark was frame 1151. Currently back around 450.
I started RTK 3 weeks ago and I'm up to the 750ish mark.
I will have to slow down though, as I start my new job next week.
been studying since january 16th currently on frame 1090.
Hoping to finish before my birthday on april first!
then its off for a year abroad in Japan from september!
Young whippersnappers! Why in my day we learned Sanskrit in 2 months, walking back and forth to school uphill both ways through the snow in our bare feet! Kids today...
Sorry. What were we talking about?
Oh, yeah. 52 yo, been doing RtK 6 months and am at frame 1895.
finished RTK1 about 2 years ago
I've been RTKing for 15 months
And I just added frame 2548 (with 1981 from RTK1 in box 4)
Frame 1273, started in mid-November.