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🐌. Native speaker of American English. Linux user. Familiar with several programming languages in the procedural, OO, and functional paradigms.

Link rot is evil. Archive everything. The keyboard is king. Correctness over performance. Canonicalize, normalize, deduplicate. Don't repeat yourself. UTF-8 > UTF-16. Use static typing: good for tooling. Re-use; don't re-invent. Correctness, then clarity, then concision and elegance. Play devil's advocate. First understand opponents' positions.


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Feb
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revised Is ない an “auxiliary verb”?
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Feb
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comment Is ない an “auxiliary verb”?
Some discussion in chat, starting from chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/8122088#8122088.
Feb
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revised Working with parentheses (English vs Japanese)
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Feb
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reviewed Needs Improvement How can I say “the leader(s) of the club” in Japanese
Feb
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reviewed Satisfactory Is 以降 inclusive?
Feb
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reviewed Needs Improvement What is the function of と in とある?
Feb
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reviewed Satisfactory How do I express “to survive” in a more metaphorical sense?
Feb
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revised Why is “Xy” pronounced as “Ki Shi” in Xylitol「キシリトール」?
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comment Why is “Xy” pronounced as “Ki Shi” in Xylitol「キシリトール」?
It might also have been borrowed from German, which preserves the /ks/ pronunciation for such words.
Feb
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comment What are the pronunciation differences between speaking and singing Japanese?
@DaveMG: I disagree. While being art gives singers artistic license to pronounce it however best suits the song, there exist linguistic conventions that get applied by default. To compare, you can have constructive questions on rhyming conventions in English, as while poets sometimes do use slant rhyme, rhyming is mostly governed by real phonology. This is basically the same. This particular question is in principle answerable more definitively than with "lists of various things that individuals have heard" by finding examples that appear in multiple places, or by finding studies or surveys.
Feb
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revised What is the more common pronunciation for the r­ōmaji letter Z in Japanese?
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Jan
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revised Usage of ~まんねん (関西弁)
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revised When is 友 read as とも, and when is it read as ゆう?
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comment Is there a list of kanji ordered by usage in novels?
Interesting that Heisig misses #66 (俺) and #158 (誰).
Jan
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comment Legibility of handakuten and dakuten in small font sizes
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/2990/…
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comment Legibility of handakuten and dakuten in small font sizes
You mean text on-screen? The fonts are probably just poorly hinted.