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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.


Jan
30
comment Difference between negative forms {-ず} and {-ぬ}
Generally, yes. に occurs very commonly with it (before, not after).
Jan
16
comment What does the internet slang “草生えた” mean?
This is awesome. I wonder if any might link it to the expression たね (ネタ) referring to punch lines.
Nov
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
9
comment Learning Japanese rhetoric and composition
I may look into that. I'm a little wary though because I passed level 1 a while back and still want more information. I need something that teaches how to write, which they don't test on the JLPT (at least last I checked).
Oct
8
accepted two levels for teiru and rare
Oct
8
asked Learning Japanese rhetoric and composition
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Aug
18
comment List of Japanese counter words
Thanks. Fixed it.
Aug
18
revised List of Japanese counter words
Fixed typo in ship counter
May
31
awarded  Yearling
Apr
25
comment What's the difference between 一応 and とりあえず?
I always translated 一応 as "kind of".
Mar
30
comment Dative subjects
I would not translate it that way, and that is not how it is treated in the literature.
Mar
14
comment Dative subjects
I've requested it through interlibrary loan, so if I get a copy I'll post them here.
Mar
14
comment Dative subjects
Are "私には耐えられない" and "私にはやって行けない" meant as questions or statements?
Mar
13
asked Dative subjects
Feb
28
comment What's the difference between 成人 and 大人?
Easier to see when you add 未成人 to the mix; "not 成人" means a "minor" in legal terms
Feb
28
comment Irregularity of あ-series in demonstratives
@dono-Would you please point me to the Old Japanese corpus?
Jan
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
1
comment The different ways of producing nouns
If you want to learn productive affixes like 主義, "How to Sound Intellegent in Japanese" has got everything you need: amazon.com/How-Sound-Intelligent-Japanese-Vocabulary/dp/…