rolltide101x said:
Lafiel said:
rolltide101x said:

Can you link me to exactly what you are talking about so I am sure to study the correct thing?
Like this?

http://www.omniglot.com/writing/japanese_hiragana.htm

yea that "basic hiragana syllables" and "additional sounds" table are the most important

Katakana work the same way, so that should be easy to add aswell


Any advice on the best way to memorize them? I should memorize the Hiragana symbols and the English letter/letters that go with them to where I can look at the Hiragana symbol and know the English letter/s that go with them?

start with a, i, u, e, o (yes the vowel order is different in JP.
then do ka, ki, ku, ke, ko
then sa, shi, su, se, so

etc. Learn to write them. Use flash cards to help. Also will probably take longer than a day. It is a huge amount of information to absorb through something that may be extremely foreign to how you've been brought up to think.

Also; pronunciation is different as well.

a i u e o
is pronounced
a as in father
i as in eat
u as in the second part of the u sound in cute. not the 'you' sound but the trailing short ooh
e as in feather
o in first faux