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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.


Jul
28
comment What does こと refer to in だけのことはある
I'm not sure how helpful of an explanation "they're grammar points" is... I'm sure there is an explanation for this expression aside from tautology.
Jul
27
comment i-adjectives used as na-adjectives: is there a difference? (e.g. 大きい versus 大きな)
@Pacerier I've actually looked through all of the EDICT entries classified as adj-f and adj-pn in the process of researching this question... and while I do appreciate the thought, I'm don't think a dump of hundreds of (mostly unrelated) words is useful or helpful.
Jul
26
comment is 随分 of a higher degree than なかなか (with positive verb) ?
I'm just nitpicking now, but the modern colloquial usage of ぜんぜん in positive environments may be worth noting as well (e.g. ぜんぜん大丈夫 as "just fine").
Jul
26
comment is 随分 of a higher degree than なかなか (with positive verb) ?
I feel like なかなか has more affinity with negative expressions, and ずいぶん with positive. I haven't really investigated this relationship though, just speaking from intuition.
Jul
24
comment What does 二周目 mean?
@istrasci This answer officially dedicated to istrasci, my personal error checker. Thanks! Also, =_= I probably need to read more closely before I post from now on.
Jul
24
revised What does 二周目 mean?
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Jul
24
revised Differences in meaning of using へ, に, or で in marking locations.
Fixed bolding
Jul
24
revised What does 二周目 mean?
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Jul
24
comment What does 二周目 mean?
Wow, fail on my part. Sorry about that.
Jul
24
answered What does 二周目 mean?
Jul
24
comment Can't に always replace へ?
Thanks a lot! :)
Jul
24
comment Can't に always replace へ?
Is there anywhere that に is used for direction that can't be replaced by へ? (So obviously not について etc.)
Jul
24
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Jul
24
revised The difference between Aが見える and Bを見る
Fixed typo
Jul
22
comment Is there an equivalent to George Carlin's “Seven Dirty Words” in Japanese?
@Dave Yes, "shit" is several hundreds of years old. As I said, it was the Anglo-Saxon word for the bodily function we now call "defecation," "poop," and oh-so-many others. But it wasn't a bad word originally. It only became a taboo around 1600; prior to that it was just the word that was used.
Jul
22
answered Is there an equivalent to George Carlin's “Seven Dirty Words” in Japanese?
Jul
22
revised resources wiki excerpt
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Jul
22
comment Where's the missing い in ありがた迷惑【ありがた めいわく】?
+1 Nice explanation!
Jul
22
suggested approved edit on resources tag wiki excerpt
Jul
22
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