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[promo] If you are learning Lojban, or want to speak a machine-parsable constructed language, please help this Area 51 proposal come to life: Lojban Language & Usage. Lojbanists, e'o ko sidju


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.


Jul
3
answered What to say when leaving the table before everybody else?
Jul
1
answered Arabic numbers: half-width or full-width?
Jul
1
revised Are bookshelves in alphabetical (kana) order in Japanese bookshops and libraries?
corrected that bunko and shinsho _can_ be ordered by series number
Jun
30
comment When is a person referred to with 様 in the mass media and what does it signify?
@Dave thx, 削除しました!
Jun
30
revised When is a person referred to with 様 in the mass media and what does it signify?
removed the false positive example
Jun
30
comment To not have: 持っていません or ありません?
@Amanda いえいえ. I should add that your professors are still correct about 主人はあります under normal circumstances. You say 私には主人があります only when you want to emphasize the binding tie that exists between you and your husband. ref: 日本語Q&A
Jun
30
revised Are bookshelves in alphabetical (kana) order in Japanese bookshops and libraries?
added note about portability of seikyu kigo
Jun
30
revised Are bookshelves in alphabetical (kana) order in Japanese bookshops and libraries?
added note about how fiction books are classified
Jun
30
revised Are bookshelves in alphabetical (kana) order in Japanese bookshops and libraries?
adding that seikyu kigo is used for ordering books, of course.
Jun
30
answered Are bookshelves in alphabetical (kana) order in Japanese bookshops and libraries?
Jun
30
revised To not have: 持っていません or ありません?
added source to the bible quote, toned down a bit about ありません as a possessive for a members card
Jun
30
comment To not have: 持っていません or ありません?
I think I might have gone too far in saying there is no way for ありません to mean "I have no membership card." I'm feeling a bit of a Gestaltzerfall now from replaying the phrase too much in my head, like when you've stared at a kanji for too long and it begins to lose coherence..
Jun
30
comment To not have: 持っていません or ありません?
According to Daijirin's definition (3)-2, it can be used to refer to people when ある人が、家族・親戚・友人などをもっている (when saying someone "has" a family member, relative or friend). 私には夫はありません is actually from a bible verse. Adding sources to the quotes..
Jun
29
comment Are there any metaphors in these Japanese sentences?
@Kafka - Great write up. One thing I don't agree is the part about "日々薄れてく 記憶": I think that translates to "my memories grow thin day by day." Less artistic while more idiomatic.
Jun
29
answered To not have: 持っていません or ありません?
Jun
29
revised What is the difference in nuance between 間違う and 間違える?
fixing link #4, changing link #3 to chat transcript rather than the room itself (only intended fixing #4 but "edits must be at least 6 characters"..)
Jun
29
suggested suggested edit on What is the difference in nuance between 間違う and 間違える?
Jun
29
revised How can I learn and recall okurigana?
clarified the disclaimer part
Jun
29
revised How can I learn and recall okurigana?
added link to an article with input examples
Jun
29
answered How can I learn and recall okurigana?