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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
21
comment What is the こと in sentences such as あなたのことが好きだ?
But that doesn't change the fact that you will hear both 君が好きだ and 君のことが好きだ. That she senses one being "better" than another in a situation suggests that there are deeper differences.
Jul
21
comment What is the こと in sentences such as あなたのことが好きだ?
If one sounds more natural than the other, then they are by definition not the same.
Jul
21
comment What is the こと in sentences such as あなたのことが好きだ?
@Tsuyoshi: The linguist's curse...
Jul
21
revised General applicability of the ~ませ conjugation
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Jul
21
revised I am looking for an online Japanese dictionary with audio pronunciations
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Jul
21
answered What is the Japanese term for a gamer?
Jul
21
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21
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21
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Jul
21
accepted Do the various verbs pronounced つく differ in intonation?
Jul
21
comment Do the various verbs pronounced つく differ in intonation?
Is this book the one you're referencing?
Jul
20
comment What is the proper use of だろう, is it “masculine”, and how is it different from と思 【おも】う?
@Derek I've edited my answer and tried to explain the difference more clearly. Not quite sure how well I did, though. :p
Jul
20
revised What is the proper use of だろう, is it “masculine”, and how is it different from と思 【おも】う?
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answered What is the proper use of だろう, is it “masculine”, and how is it different from と思 【おも】う?
Jul
20
comment What is 漕ぎに来てくれるフラグ in English?
I doubt that this will ever be useful in the future. Probably one of the many other places you posted this question would be more suitable for this type of question.
Jul
20
comment Redistributable Anthology of Haiku or Tanka in Electronic Form
Do note, however, that any public domain works are almost certainly old, which further limits their usefulness in chrestomathy beyond the use of nonstandard forms in poetry.
Jul
20
answered Redistributable Anthology of Haiku or Tanka in Electronic Form
Jul
20
comment 加える/増やす and 加わる/増える or even 増加する/殖/足, various kanji for “adding things”
@jkerian There may be, but if there is, I'm afraid I don't know how to articulate it. Sorry!
Jul
20
asked Do the various verbs pronounced つく differ in intonation?
Jul
20
revised Software flashcards deck = 単語帳 or デッキ?
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