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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
18
comment What is the connection between volitional よう form and であろう
Is it possible for the 未然形(お) + う form to represent an inference in any other verb than ある in modern Japanese? For instance, 「書こう」や「食べよう」など. Or is this just a だろう・でしょう thing? If it's possible for any verb to represent an inference, can you give some examples?
Nov
14
comment How does ダンスとかあったら全然だったと思う work/mean?
Actually, イ形容詞 and ナ形容詞 are words, and are used not infrequently in JSL/JFL literature.
Nov
13
comment のに and のが. How do they differ in the context below?
Being completely honest, I have no idea what you're trying to say in this answer.
Nov
12
comment Trying to translate a 許せるはずもなく
Could you please give further context, either by updating your question, or by posting an answer yourself if you have found it? Thank you.
Nov
11
comment Can Sempai be used to address a student of the same year/age
This question could be improved quite a bit by making it more generally applicable. Some ways to do this might be to remove details about your story/characters and/or frame the question in a way that would be applicable in more situations or to more people.
Nov
11
comment How do the two が in もう止まらない あなたがあなたのことが恋しい work?
Is there generally a pause between the two phrases (i.e. あなたが、あなたのことが恋しい)? Or is this all just run together?
Nov
10
awarded  Altruist
Nov
10
reviewed Close By what's better started first, hiragana or katakana?
Nov
10
reviewed Reviewed By what's better started first, hiragana or katakana?
Nov
10
reviewed Reviewed The の noun… does it have any intrinsic meaning?
Nov
8
reviewed Reviewed Is there a different meaning for ごちそうさま!
Nov
7
awarded  Custodian
Nov
7
reviewed Reviewed What´s the difference between による, により and によって?
Nov
7
reviewed Reviewed Ordering a drink, conversational Japanese
Nov
7
comment Use of ~ていた vs ~ている to refer to a resultant state
So in all cases, the requested work feels unfinished? Is that just because it's in a subordinate clause? Aside from the particular context of this sentence, is there a difference in nuance between these (e.g. if they were their own sentences)?
Nov
7
comment How come the よう in ~ようものなら can modify a noun?
@dainichi There is also the expression 成【な】ろう事【こと】なら which supports the idea of some level of past productivity of volitionals modifying nouns.
Nov
7
comment Use of ~ていた vs ~ている to refer to a resultant state
Also, while I agree that it is generally polite and often helpful for downvoters to leave a comment, it is by no means a requirement, and comments do not notify the downvoter, nor does sarcasm make them want to be helpful.
Nov
7
comment Use of ~ていた vs ~ている to refer to a resultant state
I believe that ~ている in this case expresses a state, not an ongoing action.
Nov
7
comment Understanding the の in ~ものの
@dainichi As far as I could find, の is not considered to have developed conjunctive properties like が has. However, interestingly, のに has a related meaning, which could potentially shed some light
Nov
6
answered Understanding the の in ~ものの