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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.


Jan
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Dec
12
answered Trying to translate a 許せるはずもなく
Dec
8
comment Pronounciation of the hiragana け and か
The reason it's bad to learn in terms of English pronunciation is that many of the sounds in Japanese (incuding /a/ and /e/ that you're asking about) don't exist in English.
Dec
5
comment What should I expect to see in JLPT 5?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the structure of a test, not the Japanese language.
Dec
5
comment Is あれ? when used like “huh/what?” contracted from something?
Am I wrong in thinking that this あれ is not the same word as in これ・それ・あれ? I could be crazy, but it seems like the former is あれ【LH】 and the latter is あれ【HL】.
Dec
5
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to call the phenomenon where a rectangle Ϳ is shown because font misses glyph?
Nov
30
revised What is this character that looks like 人? Is it some kind of quote?
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Nov
30
reviewed Leave Open What loan words have a Hepburn romanization that matches the spelling of the original language?
Nov
30
comment Are there rules of thumb for counter sound changes?
@TokyoNagoya Yes, I would say that something that is able to be fully described with a short table is straight-forward. As for why, I imagine it has something to do with the way that it is taught - for example, I was never taught that there was a pattern at all, only how individual counters were pronounced.
Nov
30
comment What is this character that looks like 人? Is it some kind of quote?
@Ash You may be right, but there aren't really rules, so I'd say they're basically identical other than visually
Nov
29
answered What is this character that looks like 人? Is it some kind of quote?
Nov
29
revised Are there rules of thumb for counter sound changes?
Reword question title, add pronunciation tag
Nov
29
answered Are there rules of thumb for counter sound changes?
Nov
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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?
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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
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revised Can ~たり~たり end with verbs other than する?
Mention adjectives