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I'm studying computational linguistics at Brigham Young University. I work with linguistic cognitive modelling and automated language testing using speech recognition.

I have been an avid studier of Japanese since 2003, and lived and worked as a missionary in the Chuugoku and Shikoku regions from 2007-2009. I passed the JLPT level 1 in 2009.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
10
revised Difference between negative forms {-ず} and {-ぬ}
fix typo
Jul
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
4
revised Japanese/Chinese numbers usage timeline
fixed typo
May
31
awarded  Yearling
Apr
24
revised List of Japanese counter words
updated after comment about rabbits
Apr
24
comment List of Japanese counter words
@MarkHosang- Ah, for rabbits, yes I am familiar with that. Your original comment makes it sound like 羽 is correct for, say, dogs and fish. I'll update my answer a little.
Apr
16
comment List of Japanese counter words
@MarkHosang Would you send me a source for 匹 being grammatically incorrect? I would definitely think it were ungrammatical if someone said さかな二羽.
Apr
16
revised List of Japanese counter words
reformatted list and ordered it by frequency of use.
Apr
16
comment Stroke order for left and right
Would you post a link to the Tomehane book you mentioned?
Apr
16
comment Japanese/Chinese numbers usage timeline
I added more detail to my question. I did not want to know about the word "八百長", but about the historical usage of Sino-Japanese numbers.
Apr
16
revised Japanese/Chinese numbers usage timeline
added way more detail
Mar
20
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
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May
31
awarded  Yearling
Apr
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awarded  Good Answer
Apr
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
20
comment What is the proper pronunciation for 十分/10分? じっぷん or じゅっぷん?
I've read that じゅ is naturally pronounced as じ in this context, not just for the word 十分. This kind of fluctuation/disagreement is natural.
Feb
5
comment Why do English sources for learning Japanese leave out pitch?
Although it bugs the crap out of me, I'm afraid that the answer to this question may be that textbooks provide a "good enough" pronunciation that people can be understood. I really wish that all text books listed it with the vocab though; I've known Japanese people to pick out gaijin recordings based on the pitch accent of a few words! Fortunately, there are dictionaries. This site lists pitch accent with entries. A lot of people one for their Casios, too.