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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.


Feb
15
comment Is γͺい an “auxiliary verb”?
Some discussion in chat, starting from chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/8122088#8122088.
Feb
6
comment Why is “Xy” pronounced as “Ki Shi” in Xylitolγ€Œγ‚­γ‚·γƒͺγƒˆγƒΌγƒ«γ€?
It might also have been borrowed from German, which preserves the /ks/ pronunciation for such words.
Feb
6
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.
Jan
6
comment Is there a list of kanji ordered by usage in novels?
Interesting that Heisig misses #66 (δΏΊ) and #158 (θͺ°).
Jan
6
comment Legibility of handakuten and dakuten in small font sizes
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/2990/…
Jan
6
comment Legibility of handakuten and dakuten in small font sizes
You mean text on-screen? The fonts are probably just poorly hinted.
Oct
1
comment Is being called an γ‚ͺγ‚Ώγ‚― derogatory?
@user1205935: The question is, are nerd (or geek) in English, largely inoffensive now, further along on the insult treadmill than otaku in Japanese?.
Sep
27
comment What is γ˜γ‚ƒ in γ˜γ‚ƒγͺい?
@sawa: Are you sure γ˜γ‚ƒ (copula) and γ˜γ‚ƒ (in γ˜γ‚ƒγͺい) are really different lexemes? Kansai uses /yaΜ€/ for both, which would be an odd coincidence if they're different.
Sep
24
comment Did γ‚γ‚ŠγŒγ¨γ† come from Portuguese “obrigado”?
@Dono: Could you post that as a separate answer? I want to link to it from a different answer on Linguistics.
Sep
23
comment Is accent position predictable for -i verbs in Osaka/Kansai?
@Teno: I don't understand what you mean by "the rule can be applied to the other regions"? I'm only talking about Kansai here.
Sep
22
comment Is accent position predictable for -i verbs in Osaka/Kansai?
@Teno: Yes; I'm just talking about the Kansai dialect here.
Sep
22
comment Is accent position predictable for -i verbs in Osaka/Kansai?
@Teno: Well, they pattern as verbs and they end in -i, so it's as good a name as any. Japanese doesn't really have adjectives as a lexical class.
Sep
22
comment Repeating the vowel sound of the mora that precedes gemination in songs
Maybe "singing with a syllabic glottal stop[...]"? That would require devoicing the entire syllable, which would obviously mess up the melody.
Sep
22
comment What is the most common way to pronounce 運?
@ZhenLin: Doesn't seem likely.
Sep
22
comment Repeating the vowel sound of the mora that precedes gemination in songs
@TsuyoshiIto: I think he's trying to say that the geminate [tΜ©t] can be explained as having a glottal stop in the underlying (phonemic) representation: /Κ”Μ©t/. This simplifies the analysis by not having to allow all the voiceless obstruents to be syllabic.
Sep
18
comment Are there verbs that are neither intransitive nor transitive?
(In-)transitivity is a special case of valency.
Sep
12
comment Utterance initial [ΙΎ]
@taylor: You can buy the entire book for around 30 USD. The article itself is available here.
Sep
12
comment Which writing system (hiragana, katakana, or kanji) should we use when writing out someone's name?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/5313/…
Sep
12
comment Can I write Japanese name “Midori” this way - η·‘?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/6744/…
Aug
24
comment How do you emphasize a word similar to using “The” in English
@sawa: English articles are particles.