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I'm a software engineer. One of the rare species who use Python at work in Japan and also telecommute.

Currently I'm working on:

  • Becoming fluent in Lojban and also creating learning tools along the way
  • Becoming a lucid dreamer

I have lived in Massachusetts, Kyoto, Fukuoka and Tokyo.


Jun
21
accepted Appropriate ただいま-like greeting for a neighbor?
Jun
21
comment Appropriate ただいま-like greeting for a neighbor?
Ah, I now see the distinction between politeness and "innerness" (the ウチ(in)/ソト(out) concept). I had thought there must be an equivalent phrase for him on the politeness axis, but in fact he was on a entirely different plane. Thanks for the detailed explanation!
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
21
asked Appropriate ただいま-like greeting for a neighbor?
Jun
20
revised “Statistically speaking … ”
clarified that "excess usage" means not only in quantity but also quality
Jun
20
answered “Statistically speaking … ”
Jun
19
answered What are the nuances between these three terms for intelligence: 知恵 [ちえ], 知能 [ちのう], 知性 [ちせい] ?
Jun
17
comment What is the origin of the theatrical intonation used by Tokyo Disneyland's cast members?
At the ride, I was really surprised by the captain's accent, and wondered if she was trying to mimic some tribespeople. After reading everyone's comments, I began to feel really unsure about my ears.. But "It's kind of a child-directed speech (baby talk)" theory does make sense to me.
Jun
16
awarded  Quorum
Jun
14
answered When going somewhere, is there any difference between e (へ) and ni (に)?
Jun
14
comment What is the origin of the theatrical intonation used by Tokyo Disneyland's cast members?
Yes and yes. I've added some more videos to the question. They show the same intonation trait is shared across several captains. And also yes to @deceze. It's certainly not a full-fledged dialect (whatever that may be), but it would be interesting to know any stories behind it, if there is one.
Jun
14
revised What is the origin of the theatrical intonation used by Tokyo Disneyland's cast members?
expanded the list of video recordings to include more samples
Jun
14
awarded  Editor
Jun
14
comment Use of 自分【じぶん】as a personal pronoun in direct speech
@Tsuyoshi Thanks for the reference. Corrected the overgeneralization in my answer.
Jun
14
revised Use of 自分【じぶん】as a personal pronoun in direct speech
addendum about universality of some part of the answer
Jun
14
awarded  Teacher
Jun
13
answered Use of 自分【じぶん】as a personal pronoun in direct speech
Jun
13
awarded  Student
Jun
13
asked What is the origin of the theatrical intonation used by Tokyo Disneyland's cast members?
Jun
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