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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
22
comment Difference between 'decline' and 'decrease'
+1 for Foundation
Jun
22
comment Is this sentence structure correct?
I don't know that the first "nor" is absolutely necessary.
Jun
22
comment Translation for Dutch “tot en met”: until and including?
@fireeyedboy That's correct. It can only include the 24th, as far as I am aware.
Jun
22
answered Translation for Dutch “tot en met”: until and including?
Jun
21
comment If Christopher is a “carrier of Christ” then what is Jennifer carrying?
@Martin: Online Etymology Dictionary is where I got my information
Jun
21
answered If Christopher is a “carrier of Christ” then what is Jennifer carrying?
Jun
21
answered Is there a term for switching syllables of words?
Jun
21
comment Word for someone who collects dice
I believe this refers to a personal who physically collects dice, as part of the game of Craps, rather than someone who collects dice as a hobby.
Jun
21
comment “tag question” vs. “question tag”
@Pacerier As I parse it, "question tag" refers to the "tag portion of a question", while "tag question" refers to the "question which utilizes a tag" -- like I said, the nuance is slightly different, but ultimately they refer to essentially the same thing. One has slightly more emphasis on one part, and one has slightly more emphasis on the other. This is true of many, if not nearly all, pairs of synonyms.
Jun
21
answered “tag question” vs. “question tag”
Jun
21
comment What is the Adjective form of Tuba
"Tubalike" is attested in Wiktionary and other sources.
Jun
20
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Jun
20
answered Does “Fail to understand” have a negative connotation?
Jun
20
comment What is the difference between “I've been to China” and “I've gone to China”?
I disagree with the meaning of "gone." Google searches suggest that "He's gone to China" in the sense of He is still there is not "has gone," but rather "is gone." It further suggests that "has gone" is used almost exclusively (except when used figuratively, e.g. "gone to great lengths") to have a generally equivalent meaning to this construction with "been." Also, in your final example, "I was in China" would likely almost universally be the preferred response.
Jun
20
comment What does the door do?
@psmears I would argue that it is not taking the place of do, but rather does what, because What does he do all day? is, prior to wh-movement, He does what all day. "Answer" would only be considered grammatical on a misparsing of the underlying structure.
Jun
20
answered What does the door do?
Jun
20
comment Should I use a comma before “and” or “or”?
@Cerberus Thank you for the suggestions. I've modified my answer to reflect them.
Jun
20
revised Should I use a comma before “and” or “or”?
added 5 characters in body
Jun
20
answered Should it (always) be “contact me” or (sometimes) “contact with me”?
Jun
20
comment What is the meaning of “zen is the art of being at one with the two'ness”
Although not widely accepted as a "real" dictionary, Wiktionary defines twoness as: The state of being two; duality.