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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.


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/…
Oct
7
comment two levels for teiru and rare
Alright, I see that they are all typos. However, I have been told that double -rare- is legal (taberareteirareru, but never taberareteirareteiru). Does this mean that there is no emphatic version, either?
Oct
4
comment two levels for teiru and rare
All of the hits contain the sequence. Did you search and see what I'm talking about?
Oct
4
revised two levels for teiru and rare
edited body
Oct
4
comment two levels for teiru and rare
@sawa- I've created a small corpus with all of the usage examples I've found for it. Are you saying that every one of them are typos? Can you give a good usage example for it? Search google for "られてられて" 93,600,000 results. Search for "てられてられ", 36 results.
Oct
4
revised two levels for teiru and rare
added 434 characters in body; edited tags
Oct
4
revised two levels for teiru and rare
added 10 characters in body
Oct
4
asked two levels for teiru and rare
Jun
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
11
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
10
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
10
comment Katakana changes
"Si" already exists as スィ.
Jun
7
awarded  Beta
Jun
1
revised 外来語 (gairaigo) replaced by Japanese word?
spelling fix
Jun
1
awarded  Quorum
Jun
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
1
revised About ご[馳走]{ちそう}: two “runs” would give you “a feast”?
deleted 2 characters in body
Jun
1
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。
Jun
1
awarded  Enlightened