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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.


Jun
24
comment Electronic or electronics for the adjective
+1 for a very good point that completely slipped me by.
Jun
24
comment Electronic or electronics for the adjective
@FumbleFingers Yeah, I suppose you're right. But without any particularly special context, I think it generally refers to products, at least in everyday speech.
Jun
24
revised Electronic or electronics for the adjective
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Jun
24
answered Electronic or electronics for the adjective
Jun
24
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
23
awarded  Mortarboard
Jun
23
answered What is the meaning of “drains” in here?
Jun
23
revised “can hardly” vs. “there's no way”
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Jun
23
answered What is the difference between a catch and a handle?
Jun
23
answered “can hardly” vs. “there's no way”
Jun
23
answered What does “all rot” mean in here?
Jun
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
23
answered Simple sentences that demonstrate differences among similar-looking words
Jun
23
answered When and why is “flied” used as the past tense of “fly”?
Jun
22
comment What are the differences between “crack”, “slit”, “crevice”, “split”, and “cleft”?
Welcome! Just as a tip, answers should generally address the question being asked, rather than simply giving information about how the asker might answer it for themselves, at least in my opinion.
Jun
22
comment Translation for Dutch “tot en met”: until and including?
@Joe I cannot agree based on your examples. "Through" is, in normal speech, inclusive by default. While specifically adding "exclusive" does allow the listener to understand that the list is exclusive, available data suggests this not standard usage. If it were, a Google search for "1 through 10 exclusive" would return more than two real results. There are many more examples of "1 through 10 inclusive", but that number doesn't compare to simply "1 through 10" (which, when actually read, almost universally imply inclusivity).
Jun
22
comment Translation for Dutch “tot en met”: until and including?
@Joe @Rhodri Can you give me some examples? I'm legitimately at a loss trying to think of any examples where "through" is exclusive.
Jun
22
awarded  Nice Answer