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I have a doctorate in philosophy from Fordham University. I worked for 10 years as a web application developer writing code in PHP (generally object-oriented) and working with MySQL (moderately normalized database design) to deliver HTML/JS/CSS. I used to answer questions on EE and had a reputation of about 500K there before I became disappointed with their model. I presently work at a University in Japan.


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comment Desire words: When to use 欲望{よくぼう}, 欲求{よっきゅう}, 欲{よく} and 欲念{よくねん}?
Can you give us a link to the Japanese site you are reading to say produce your longer paragraph?
Dec
15
reviewed Close How to say “he/she knows”?
Dec
15
comment How to say “he/she knows”?
Welcome to japanese.se, as a rule we don't do translations. If you can demonstrate you tried, then we can tell you whether you hit it or not...
Dec
15
reviewed Close Function of ' のあるところで '
Dec
14
comment Meaning of という when it doesn't mean 'call', 'be called', or 'say'
I'm not your downvote, but I am intrigued by the claim that "Japanese favours an active constructions." Do you mean in this particular instance or are you claiming Japanese tends to do so in general?
Dec
14
comment How do you decide the alias of the radical for kanjis such as “字” and “旧”?
You can say ウ冠. You just shouldn't call that a 部首.
Dec
13
comment How do you decide the alias of the radical for kanjis such as “字” and “旧”?
I'm saying something closer to the latter, but I'm confused by your usage of "radical." In your comment, you seem to equate it with 部首, but your question seems to center on how to say all of the parts of a character as a description...
Dec
13
comment How do you decide the alias of the radical for kanjis such as “字” and “旧”?
ウ冠で、下に[子]{こ}。 But I'd stay away from the word "radical" -- it's insanely unhelpful and confusing. This is largely because "radical" often means "part" when we English speakers use it (as you're using it here), but that's not what radical means when talking about kanji...
Dec
12
answered How do you decide the alias of the radical for kanjis such as “字” and “旧”?
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Closed What does Japanese sound like for non-native Japanese speaker?
Dec
10
comment What does Japanese sound like for non-native Japanese speaker?
I can't see how it makes sense to re-open the topic. As worded, it still articulates the claim "There is no exemplary answer for this topic" meaning it's just going to be opinions.
Dec
9
comment How are 超域 and 学際 different?
Yeah, I'm not unfamiliar with the way the distinction is supposedly drawn. I just don't see any practical difference on the ground level.
Dec
9
comment How are 超域 and 学際 different?
The latter might be the Japanese rendering of "transdisciplinary" which is somehow distinct from "interdisciplinary" (I say somehow even though I've used the terms in formal writing -- I don't really get the difference myself).
Dec
9
comment Why are し/ち transliterated as 'shi'/'chi', and not 'si'/'ti'?
I think there are objectively wrong ways to do it even if there is not a single authoritative correct one. E.g., ち as px sure isn't right.
Dec
5
comment Which is the most correct (or common): 話 or 話し?
"searches on google" don't reveal accurate numbers at all. Also "話し" will give false positives from 話した and other such constructions.
Dec
4
comment Can Verb stand in front of sentence?
出会っって and 出会えて are two different things. 出会って = meeting you. 出会えて = being able to meet you. The latter could (depending on context) be a polite form for the former or a genuine expression of the potential feature.
Dec
4
comment Can Verb stand in front of sentence?
This amounts to one sentence in Japanese... I'm not grasping why it would need to be two. In English, do I need to two sentences to express, "meeting you was fortunate it"? I think one is enough.
Dec
4
reviewed Close When does one use 〜もらいました versus 〜くれました?
Dec
4
revised Can Verb stand in front of sentence?
added 60 characters in body
Dec
4
answered Can Verb stand in front of sentence?