28 July 2017 @ 03:32 pm
I'm going to gather up "easy reading" here and translate it so you know what's going on. Here's the first one, which I found on Twitter (without a source):

Original text:

Large spaces are the original spaces from the newspaper; small spaces are me breaking up the actual individual words. Japanese spacing tends to include "particles" as if they were a part of the word, and also tends to put phrases, quotes etc without spaces for the whole length of the phrase (probably because phrases are all modified by what comes afterwards, just like words are modified by particles).

やま もも タイム カプセル
ほめて ほし かった
大田 口小(大 豊 町)1年 桑名 さゆり

きょう は あさ はやく から べんきょう を した。みんな やった。これ は きっと ほめ られ る と おもった。どんな に ほめ られ る の か なあ と おもった。ほめ られ たら いい の に なあ と にこにこ して、お かあ さん に 見せ たら お かあ さん は、ほめて くれ なかった。「土よう 日 の ぶん も し なさい。」と はんたい に おこった。わたし は なき ました。
— 第10集(1986年)より —


Kanji with translation:

今日 today は (was a) 朝 morning 早く early から from (that I) 勉強 study を した did。皆 everyone やった did。これ this は (will) きっと surely 褒め praise られ become る (is/will) と when (I) 思った thought。どんな what-kind に (in/way) 褒め praise られ become る (will) の (event be) か huh? なぁ (I wonder) と when 思った (I) thought。褒め praise られ become たら if/when 良い (is/will be) good の (event) に (in/way) なぁ huh? と when (I thought) にこにこ smile して doing、お母さん mother に (to) 見せ see-cause たら if/when, お母さん mother は (was) 褒め praise て (ing) くれ gave me なかった didn't。「土 earth 曜日 weekday の 's 分 part も including し do なさい please!。」と when (said), 反対 reverse に (ly) 起こった happened。私 I は (was) 泣き cry ました did。

Mountain-Peach Time Capsule
(I) wanted to become praised. (Written by a 1st-grader)

= Today was an early morning (= I woke up early) so I studied. (Look) everyone, (I) did (it)! With this I'll definitely get praised, I thought. I wonder how I'll be praised, I thought. The praise'll be good, huh? while I thought that, smiling, when I showed my mother she didn't praise me. When (she said) "Do Saturday's part too!", the reverse happened (and I didn't get praised, I got scolded). I cried.
— From the 10th collection (1986).
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