Japanese Learning AJATT Method

How Is This AJATT Thing Working (HITATW)

This is a result of my contemplation on the AJATT article: Potheads, Planners and Players. It’s an e-mail sent to Khatz some time ago (edited a tiny bit, though):

I’m from Poland and my English is poor, so I decided to copy/paste wiki article and add some comments. Also I’m sorry for the…. mistakes.
As the subject states I found a metaphor for how-is-this-AJATT-thing-working(HITATW). I don’t know if this says what I want to say but… here comes:


There are thousands of known species of molds (~languages) which include opportunistic pathogens(German), saprotrophs(Russian), aquatic species(Phoenician), and thermophiles(Spanish). Like all fungi, molds derive energy not through photosynthesis (tongues don’t come from sun, eh?) but from the organic matter in which they live(people are some specific kind of organic matter). Typically, molds secrete hydrolytic enzymes, mainly from the hyphal tips(don’t understed this sentence ;P). These enzymes (human brain processes?) degrade complex biopolymers (words, sentences) such as starch(speech), cellulose (writing) and lignin (music?) into simpler substances (ideas) which can be absorbed by the hyphae (memory). In this way, molds play a major role in causing decomposition of organic material (not really applying to human as the organic matter ;P, lets say OM=civilisation), enabling the recycling of nutrients (ideas) throughout ecosystems (cultures). Many molds also secrete mycotoxins (languagetoxins) which, together with hydrolytic enzymes, inhibit the growth of competing microorganisms (humans here again).

Molds reproduce through small spores(here it comes; those spores are Your “Points” from “Potheads, Planners, Players”. Following text explain my point with this mail), which may contain a single nucleus or be multinucleate. Mold spores can be asexual (the products of mitosis) or sexual (the products of meiosis); many species can produce both types. Mold spores may remain airborne indefinitely, may cling to clothing or fur, or may be able to survive extremes of temperature and pressure.

Although molds grow on dead organic matter everywhere in nature, their presence is only visible to the unaided eye when mold colonies grow . A mold colony does not comprise discrete organisms, (Sorry, my bad its here ->)but an interconnected network of hyphae called a mycelium (Freaking Fluency; imagine your pointy diagram. Now the points are growing, sticking together, linking into “interconnected network”. In 18 months it’s all fluffy and furry). Nutrients and in some cases organelles may be transported throughout the mycelium. In artificial environments like buildings, humidity and temperature are often stable enough to foster the growth of mold colonies, commonly seen as a downy or furry coating growing on food or other surfaces.(As a main point was reached any further comments are unnecessary, so read more or don’t)


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