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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
15
answered When writing by hand, can kana be half-width and kanji be full-width?
Nov
15
comment の in Verb+のじゃない: Nominalizer or Explanatory?
The nominalizer の can turn into ん, though it seem to occur only in extremely limited circumstances. Specifically, in front of either 所【ところ】 or 家【うち】 (e.g. 俺【おれ】ん家【ち】, 僕【ぼく】んとこ, そこんところ)
Nov
15
comment Can you say ~てもらった when you actually did nothing?
「仕事を手伝ってもらう」 and other such constructions is a pretty good example of "getting someone to do something". With させる it might be something like 「早退させてもらう」; I don't know what the textbooks say -- "to get someone to do something" is my own approximation of that particular meaning.
Nov
14
comment Can you say ~てもらった when you actually did nothing?
@EiríkrÚtlendi I agree entirely! And yet, despite that conscious understanding, I get the strong feeling that I hear this type of thing all the time, and it does not sound wrong -- hence this question. :)
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 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