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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
29
answered Are there rules of thumb for counter sound changes?
Nov
29
comment Are there rules of thumb for counter sound changes?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_counter_word#Euphonic_changes has a pretty good summary. is this the kind of thing you're looking for?
Nov
27
revised What's the meaning and the reading of 通行人?
deleted 2 characters in body
Nov
27
comment What's the meaning and the reading of 通行人?
通り is the -ます form of the verb 通【とお】る, which is sometimes used for linking verbs. You could also say 通【とお】って行く人, which means basically the same thing.
Nov
27
answered What's the meaning and the reading of 通行人?
Nov
26
comment Can ~たり~たり end with verbs other than する?
I do not understand at all why you say the first two phrases (as they are - I never called any of the above sentences) "very wrong and strange" and completely meaningless, but のんびりしたりうろついたり食べる is perfectly acceptable. Can you please explain?
Nov
26
comment What does できる mean in this context?
本当に「こん」を挨拶にできるの? O_o
Nov
26
revised Can ~たり~たり end with verbs other than する?
Mention adjectives
Nov
26
revised Can ~たり~たり end with verbs other than する?
Expand question with further thoughts / possible counterexample
Nov
26
asked Can ~たり~たり end with verbs other than する?
Nov
25
comment Are true sound words created
How exactly is that "obvious"? I'm pretty confident that no dog has ever made a noise that sounded anything like "バルク".
Nov
24
comment What is this な between a noun and the particle の?
I've heard ~だか in embedded clauses many times, of course, but if I had to take a stab at what's making this sound unnatural to me, I would say it's the preceding なの. Remove either なの or だ and it sounds just fine to me. I'm certainly not a native speaker though, so that could just be a weird feature of my own interlanguage.
Nov
23
comment What is this な between a noun and the particle の?
Is deleting the だ actually optional here? This particular example sounds very strange to me with it.
Nov
23
revised What is this な between a noun and the particle の?
Fix bolding
Nov
23
reviewed Close 「を大好き」と「が大好き」の違いは何ですか?
Nov
23
comment 「を大好き」と「が大好き」の違いは何ですか?
As 好き is derived from the transitive verb 好【す】く, I think its usage with を would be far more common when compared "against the whole history of our language".
Nov
21
reviewed Leave Open Need help with the superlative form of my sentence
Nov
21
reviewed Leave Open Why are most Japanese songs and poems in normal form?
Nov
21
comment だ and か, Can they be used together?
What is a matrix clause? I understand based on context, but I've never heard the term.
Nov
20
comment Why are most Japanese songs and poems in normal form?
There are many examples of songs that use です/ます in the lyrics. Plain form is probably just preferred because it's shorter.