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I am a computational linguistics PhD candidate. But before that, long before that, I fell in love with languages.

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Mar
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
21
awarded  Editor
Mar
21
revised Why is English “ka” and “ca” sometimes rendered as キャ (kya) instead of カ (ka)?
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Mar
21
comment Why is English “ka” and “ca” sometimes rendered as キャ (kya) instead of カ (ka)?
@Hyperworm: What istrasci said is true in particular dialects: in Californian English‌​, for example, RP [æ] corresponds to something like [eə]. (However, Californian English is a rhotic dialect, so 'care' would come out like [keɚ].)
Mar
20
answered Why is English “ka” and “ca” sometimes rendered as キャ (kya) instead of カ (ka)?
Mar
13
awarded  Enthusiast
Mar
12
comment How to differentiate friend level in Japanese?
@sawa: 同窓生 is also interesting — what kind of 窓 does the compound refer to?
Mar
12
awarded  Commentator
Mar
12
comment How to differentiate friend level in Japanese?
友達以上恋人未満 is fantastic.
Mar
7
answered What is the formula to say “I'm trying to do X regularly”?
Mar
6
comment が早いか versus や否や
Thanks for the encouragement; did just that, having expanded on the answer.
Mar
6
answered が早いか versus や否や
Mar
6
comment が早いか versus や否や
"Japanese Core Words and Phrases" by Kakuko Shoji has a little bit about ~が早いか. The book contrasts it with ~たと思ったら instead of with ~や否や, saying that "the focus here is on what actually happened rather than on what the speaker perceived". Unfortunately, the book doesn't have anything on ~や否や.
Mar
5
awarded  Scholar
Mar
5
accepted 一ヵ条: いちっかじょう? いちかじょう? いっかじょう?
Mar
2
awarded  Student
Mar
1
comment 一ヵ条: いちっかじょう? いちかじょう? いっかじょう?
@Flaw: That much is already very well known :)
Mar
1
comment 一ヵ条: いちっかじょう? いちかじょう? いっかじょう?
@Flaw: Yes, that is roughly what I wish to know.
Mar
1
asked 一ヵ条: いちっかじょう? いちかじょう? いっかじょう?
Feb
24
comment How do I accurately convey “enough to make a difference”?
@DaveMG: Yep, I was more thinking that you could borrow a turn of phrase from the article to express a similar concept, e.g. 音素の違いは意味の違いをもたらす.