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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
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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
Nov
5
answered What word is used for an enemy in a Video Game?
Nov
5
reviewed Close What does this character (禅) mean?
Nov
5
comment Does the たり in Modern Japanese come from the Classical たり?
Answers and comment threads like this make me want to ask a question which requires all you smart people to tell me everything. It's all so fascinating :D
Nov
4
awarded  Custodian
Nov
4
reviewed Leave Closed しょう vs. しょ which is more often found in common words?
Nov
4
awarded  Investor
Nov
4
comment わけ、の、理由 in explanations… when do you use which one?
I can understand the grouping of の・わけ and わけ・理由 but not the grouping of all three...