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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.


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awarded  Nice Question
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comment Why are the particles “は” (ha⇒wa), “へ” (he⇒e), and “を” (wo⇒o) not spelled phonetically?
Nicely summarized. Thanks for this.
Jun
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comment Does anyone have advice on how to get over/through/around the intermediate language plateau? (Self-learner)
@solarmist Yeah, reading them straight through is just fine. They've got a wide variety of example sentences to learn interesting things from; also, there's that phenomenon where the same day you study something you hear it like three times.
Jun
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comment Katakana changes
"Si" already exists as スィ.
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awarded  Beta
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revised 外来語 (gairaigo) replaced by Japanese word?
spelling fix
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awarded  Quorum
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awarded  Nice Answer
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revised About ご[馳走]{ちそう}: two “runs” would give you “a feast”?
deleted 2 characters in body
Jun
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comment What is the difference between 〜となる and 〜になる?
@makdad So the answer I gave above was the one given to me by a native Japanese teacher. I found another one in a grammar book. となるcan mean the same as になる but is more formal. For example, 吉田さんが初代の委員長となった。
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awarded  Enlightened
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revised Does anyone have advice on how to get over/through/around the intermediate language plateau? (Self-learner)
edited tags; edited title
Jun
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comment わ usage at the end of sentences
There's overlap, I suppose. Think of yo as being used when directly transferring information to another (or I suppose you could be talking to yourself). The male wa is exclamatory. "疲れてるわ!" "ええわ!" (slamming door on salesman's face).
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comment Does anyone have advice on how to get over/through/around the intermediate language plateau? (Self-learner)
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answered Does anyone have advice on how to get over/through/around the intermediate language plateau? (Self-learner)
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answered わ usage at the end of sentences
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answered Difference between negative forms {-ず} and {-ぬ}