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Programmer in ObjC, Ruby and most web scripting languages. Fluent in Japanese with 16 years experience speaking the language. Lived in Japan 5.5 years. Attained JLPT1 (on my first go - woo!) in 1999. I love Japanese language trivia plus anything good for the Izakaya gets me going! Language study is for the speakers, not just the linguists. :D


Jun
14
asked Are there any Japanese words as versatile as “fuck” in English?
Jun
14
comment What's the difference between “巻寿司” (makizushi), “海苔巻き” (norimaki), and “巻物” (makimono)?
Make sure you read to the end of the linked Inuit list so you get the full effect of it's authenticity!
Jun
14
revised What's the difference between “巻寿司” (makizushi), “海苔巻き” (norimaki), and “巻物” (makimono)?
ixed for anthropological accuracy, and to garner an up vote from @Hippietrail
Jun
14
comment How would you translate: 毎日は楽しくなりました。
@Tsuyoshi: you can edit comments too.
Jun
14
comment If I wanted to sound more like a Samurai, what words and phrases should I learn?
(tick) I liked the differentiation you drew between actual and stereotypical. You've broadened my horizons.
Jun
14
comment If I wanted to sound more like a Samurai, what words and phrases should I learn?
Haha, I smiled when I saw this one. I've been a student of budo for 17 years :D Boaz's answer was more what I was looking for. Thx tho.
Jun
14
accepted If I wanted to sound more like a Samurai, what words and phrases should I learn?
Jun
14
revised What's the difference between “巻寿司” (makizushi), “海苔巻き” (norimaki), and “巻物” (makimono)?
more detail
Jun
14
answered What's the difference between “巻寿司” (makizushi), “海苔巻き” (norimaki), and “巻物” (makimono)?
Jun
9
comment In modern usage how do Japanese natives regard the differences between 外人, 外国人 and 外人さん?
@lukman: near native = when ntt calls they dont believe that I am me because I sound J but my name is not! :p
Jun
7
awarded  Beta
Jun
7
asked In modern usage how do Japanese natives regard the differences between 外人, 外国人 and 外人さん?
Jun
7
comment What is the difference between 「はずがない」 and 「わけがない」?
Yes, 'wake' has the connotation that "objectively" it is the way it is. Hasen J wrote "it's normal" which is a good way to help incorporate it into everyday speech.
Jun
7
comment What's the difference in usage between 氏名 (しめい) and 名前 (なまえ)?
+1 for good answer, also if you've ever filled out a paper form in Japan, you'll find it says 氏名
Jun
7
revised What's the difference between に and で when speaking of time of an action?
un-confuzzled the mixed up bits at the end
Jun
7
answered What's the difference between に and で when speaking of time of an action?
Jun
7
answered Why does “to tweet” something on Twitter becomes つぶやく?
Jun
6
comment If I wanted to sound more like a Samurai, what words and phrases should I learn?
Yeah, sure I can do that. But there are some ppl here who can probably write a great summary. It's just my kosei. Yoroshiku guys!
Jun
6
comment If I wanted to sound more like a Samurai, what words and phrases should I learn?
I realise this is slightly subjective, but where else do you ask this kind of question?? A tick will be awarded to the answer with the best coverage. :D
Jun
6
asked If I wanted to sound more like a Samurai, what words and phrases should I learn?