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I graduated from Ohio University in 2011 with a B.A. in Linguistics with a minor in Japanese. Nearly half of my time enrolled at Ohio was spent studying at Chubu University near Nagoya, Japan. I plan eventually to go to graduate school for foreign language education, to become certified to teach Japanese at the secondary level.

In the mean time, however, I program (primarily in PHP and SQL). I also recently began working as a freelance Japanese-to-English translator, though I've translated anime and manga as a hobby in the past.


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comment Simultaneous actions with the -te form
how about you go with something like 立って、食べていました instead? :)
Jan
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reviewed Leave Open Is “besides, I think you already know” a correct translation of “なにせもう覚えったようなもんだから”?
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awarded  Good Question
Jan
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comment Why do we say 頼もしい instead of 頼ましい?
@user54609 Yeah... I have a new answer researched and about 80% written, but I've been so busy with school stuff that I haven't had time for JL at all lately. I'm really sorry! I hope to be able to finish it soon!
Dec
12
answered Trying to translate a 許せるはずもなく
Dec
8
comment Pronounciation of the hiragana け and か
The reason it's bad to learn in terms of English pronunciation is that many of the sounds in Japanese (incuding /a/ and /e/ that you're asking about) don't exist in English.
Dec
5
comment What should I expect to see in JLPT 5?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the structure of a test, not the Japanese language.
Dec
5
comment Is あれ? when used like 'huh/what?' contracted from something?
Am I wrong in thinking that this あれ is not the same word as in これ・それ・あれ? I could be crazy, but it seems like the former is あれ【LH】 and the latter is あれ【HL】.
Dec
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to call the phenomenon where a rectangle Ϳ is shown because font misses glyph?
Nov
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revised What is this character that looks like 人? Is it some kind of quote?
edited body
Nov
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reviewed Leave Open What loan words have a Hepburn romanization that matches the spelling of the original language?
Nov
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comment Are there rules of thumb for counter sound changes?
@TokyoNagoya Yes, I would say that something that is able to be fully described with a short table is straight-forward. As for why, I imagine it has something to do with the way that it is taught - for example, I was never taught that there was a pattern at all, only how individual counters were pronounced.
Nov
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comment What is this character that looks like 人? Is it some kind of quote?
@Ash You may be right, but there aren't really rules, so I'd say they're basically identical other than visually
Nov
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answered What is this character that looks like 人? Is it some kind of quote?
Nov
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revised Are there rules of thumb for counter sound changes?
Reword question title, add pronunciation tag
Nov
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answered Are there rules of thumb for counter sound changes?
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comment Are there rules of thumb for counter sound changes?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_counter_word#Euphonic_changes has a pretty good summary. is this the kind of thing you're looking for?