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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.


Nov
13
asked Can you say ~てもらった when you actually did nothing?
Nov
7
comment Usage of か after a clause?
You may be able to communicate even if you drop the か, but it is not grammatical to do so as far as I can tell (this may not be true in some particular dialect or another, I suppose...). The best I can think of is that if you split it into two sentences with rising intonation at the end of the first (デパートはどこにある↗ [pause] 知っていますか?) then it is, if not entirely natural, at least more or less grammatical.
Nov
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does 「かけようかどうしようか」 mean?
Nov
6
reviewed Close Meaning of 具体的に
Nov
6
reviewed Leave Open Meaning of 資料共 in the context of web conferencing
Nov
6
accepted What is the difference between 思【おも】い付【つ】く and 思【おも】い浮【う】かぶ?
Nov
6
reviewed No Action Needed Natural Usage of けれども
Nov
6
reviewed Leave Closed How can I translate these workplace goals into Japanese?
Nov
6
reviewed Reopen の versus こと in head-internal relative clauses
Nov
5
answered How is かって being used here?
Nov
5
revised What is the difference between 思【おも】い付【つ】く and 思【おも】い浮【う】かぶ?
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Nov
5
asked What is the difference between 思【おも】い付【つ】く and 思【おも】い浮【う】かぶ?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Aug
26
comment What does ちょーなー mean?
I don't know how often it's used in Japanese, but it seems to me that it could also be ファイナル = 学期末試験 (final exam)
Aug
25
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
24
revised Are 漢語 always more formal than 和語?
Clarification of and expansion of the question
Aug
24
comment Are 漢語 always more formal than 和語?
@virmaior Honestly, I don't know what exactly I mean by "formal" -- though that is most certainly not reflected by the question. I suppose I should update it to fix that. But essentially, I do feel like rather often in response to "what is the difference between <KGWORD> and <WGWORD>?"-type questions, I hear "Nothing, except that <KGWORD> is more formal than <WGWORD>."-type responses. Maybe what I should be asking first is what that means...
Aug
23
asked Are 漢語 always more formal than 和語?
Aug
23
reviewed Reviewed What are the uses of に and とは in this sentence?
Aug
14
comment Why do we say 頼もしい instead of 頼ましい?
@EiríkrÚtlendi I recently wrote a paper on this topic for a class, and my professor (the 蜂矢先生 who wrote the paper I references in this answer) wrote in the feedback that 被覆形=末尾がア列・ウ列・オ列甲類・同乙類 and 露出形=末尾がイ列甲類・同乙類・エ列乙類. Also, apparently different vowel changes occur when they are between a 露出形 and 被覆形(山口佳紀氏の言う「異価的交替」) and when they are between 被覆形 and 被覆形(同じく「等価的交替」). I was unaware of any such phenomenon, so that's certainly interesting.