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Autodidact of various trades, geek of several.





There are probably two types of coders; the one who took up this craft before he knows it’s a quadzillion dollar industry, and the one after.






Sold as cheap, forced labour for 16056/16056 hours. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When governments fear the people, there is liberty.























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May
22
comment For verbs with irregular humble/honorific forms, are the regular forms still used?
Btw, the "english version" (top right button) of that page isn't working?
Feb
23
comment How to say “Hey hurry up! you'll be late!”?
@TokyoNagoya, you realised this thread was 3 years old?
Feb
5
comment [父]{ちち} vs. [乳]{ちち} — father vs. breast
Maybe it's because it's an etymology question and you are answering from a none-etymology point of view.
Feb
5
comment Etymology of もん・もの
Weird, is there anything that can syntactically follow だ at all?
Feb
5
comment Etymology of the copula だ
Btw, are there some sources for the assertion "term was introduced by the structuralist Bernard Bloch"?
Feb
3
comment Linguistics and Japanese study
@taylor, your first link is down...
Feb
2
comment What does 目 mean in 勝ち目?
Isn't that a dictionary? Does it actually also provide etyomology of the word components?
Jan
31
comment Is “今の” in “今のは誰?” considered a synthetic noun?
@Ian, So your conclusion is that the の is the genitive particle の (my analysis) and is not a noun (Flaw's analysis) right?
Jan
31
comment Stem classification 終止形 vs 連体形(しゅうしけい vs れんたいけい)
@dainichi, How do we use the archaic rentaikei? Do you have an example?
Jan
22
comment How are programming projects discussed in Japanese?
It's an overkill....
Jan
15
comment Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
Technically a bubble gum is a type of chewing gum, but the term "chewing gum" has another usage, that which is codified to mean "gum that can't be blown". Basically, I'm wondering if "ガム" has this usage as well. In the first scenario, "bring the chewing gum over" would be unambiguous because "chewing gum" can mean either "soft, cohesive substance intended for chewing" or "gum that can't be blown". The context makes it clear that the sentence means "bring the gum that can't be blown over".
Jan
15
comment Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
This is a wrong substitution. In the first scenario, "bring the chewing gum over" would be unambiguous when there's a chewing gum and a bubble gum on the table. "bring the gum over" would be ambiguous because in English, "gum" is not codified to mean chewing gum. Now in Japanese, is ガム codified to mean chewing gum?
Jan
15
comment Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
When you say that ガム encompasses bubble gums, do you mean that when there's a chewing gum and a bubble gum on the table "ガム持ってきて" would be ambiguous? Or would it non-ambiguous because ガム is codified to mean chewing gums?
Jan
15
comment Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
@ssb, Hmm not too sure what you mean by that, because people (at least in my location) definitely differentiate bubble gums from chewing gums en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_gum
Jan
15
comment Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
@Earthling, bubble gums can be blown...
Jan
9
comment Is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) a good measure of my Japanese language ability?
Btw, is BJT international or Japan-only?
Jan
3
comment 餌食 vs 獲物​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Ic, Btw don't you think the explanation should have been "狩りや漁で得る物" instead of "狩りや漁で得た物"? Otherwise, how could a "得た物" also be "逃がした"?
Jan
3
comment 餌食 vs 獲物​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Btw did you mean "かくとく" instead of "えとく"? Also, what does the part "「逃がした―は大きい」" means?
Dec
27
comment How can I differentiate between 「もう」 that means “already” and 「もう」 that means “more/additional”?
What's the difference between すでに and もう?
Dec
16
comment I am looking for an online Japanese dictionary with audio pronunciations
Regarding "audio clips for the reading for all the entries"... Many many entries do not have the audio clip icon, and some have the icon but the clip is not available e.g. csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/…