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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
24
asked Why is 左必之佐 read as サビシサ in 万葉集 entry 3734?
Jul
23
reviewed Close Japanese Character-based Input (Cang Jie)
Jul
23
reviewed Leave Open Accepting compliments (without rejecting them)
Jul
23
comment What is the difference between ~あろうが and ~あろうと?
@Choko ありがとうございます!回答でお願いしてもよろしいでしょうか?
Jul
23
answered In what ways do Japanese children overgeneralize conjugation patterns?
Jul
23
asked What is the difference between ~あろうが and ~あろうと?
Jul
23
comment Why do we say 頼もしい instead of 頼ましい?
@EiríkrÚtlendi Well, I'm actually about to leave on vacation as well, so no worries. Whenever you have a chance, I'd love to chat -- regardless of intensiveness.
Jul
21
comment Why do we say 頼もしい instead of 頼ましい?
@EiríkrÚtlendi It turns out that I'm writing a paper about this for a class, and in the midst of my research I've come across some patterns that I think you might be interested in; they're related to the 被覆形 and vowel fronting. I would love to get your input on my thoughts, and if you would be willing to talk in chat (or elsewhere if you prefer), I'd be super appreciative!
Jul
5
comment The meaning of v-ta+であろう
@Noir That's a good point. Looking through BCCWJ, it does seem that いかに is always followed by ~か or ~Vよう.
Jul
5
awarded  Revival
Jul
5
revised Why do we say 頼もしい instead of 頼ましい?
added 2 characters in body
Jul
5
comment The meaning of v-ta+であろう
@Choko The いかに is actually the primary thing that made me conclude that it was であろうが in the sense of であれ; 「いかに」 is very often used with those, and is not a typo.
Jul
5
comment Why do we say 頼もしい instead of 頼ましい?
@EiríkrÚtlendi 4) The 白橋【しらはし】 example was my own (there is no discussion of noun 被覆形 and 露出形 in the cited reference) and I could very well be wrong. Thank you for pointing it out. Regarding the /o/ <> /a/ correspondence, I have not come across any literature discussing that, but this all is also pretty far flung from my area of research. I will ask my professor when I get a chance. Thank you for reposting your comment from the old answer.
Jul
5
comment Why do we say 頼もしい instead of 頼ましい?
@EiríkrÚtlendi 1) Yes, verbs have 被覆形. The reference does state this, but does not explain its function. 2) When I wrote "since 上代", I did so meaning "after 上代". I will update the answer accordingly. I am aware of 上代特殊仮名遣 and the resulting hypotheses, but thank you for the link. 3) All adjectives listed which have examples in 上代 sources are marked with lines indicating the 甲・乙 spelling. I am willing to add these, but I am uncertain as to how best represent them with the formatting available to me here. I am unaware of there is any pattern; one is not mentioned in any source that I have read.
Jul
5
reviewed No Action Needed Usage of すみません (sumimasen) versus ごめんなさい (gomen'nasai)
Jul
5
answered うちに spot the difference
Jul
5
answered Why do we say 頼もしい instead of 頼ましい?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
25
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
20
awarded  Yearling