Category Archives: language

In Defense of the Standard Definitions of Words

Some time ago, I wrote an article about language processing for humans in relation to programming languages. While accurate, I do find it obligatory to write a response to my own article.

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Japanese Vertical Text … in Libre Office

While I don’t particularly have a preference for how words are written, I thought it would be nice to write Japanese vertically, for the sake of feeling authentic if nothing else. The real trick is actually finding an editor that … Continue reading

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Language Processing for Humans with Relation to Programming Languages

Every man has his own language. He should speak it. Programming is similar. If you don’t have a language you like, keep looking. Something out there will have most of what you want out of a language, and maybe one … Continue reading

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English Simplified

Table of Contents Introduction The Rules The Vowel Sounds The Consonant Sounds The Exceptions Objections Examples My Criticisms Concluding Thoughts

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Japanese They Don’t Teach in Class

If you’re new to Japanese, you’ll find it very disconcerting that there is a huge gap between beginner Japanese and expert. Not only that, “beginner” Japanese in text books and classes is polite Japanese – verbs that have already been … Continue reading

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Manually Installing Rikaichan on Firefox

Rikaichan is a free addon for Firefox that utilizes the WWWJDIC for translating Japanese in your browser.

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On Fantasy in Modern Language

I began writing this post as a response to “Modern Slang and Language and Fantasy” on matthewdellar.com, but it became so long that I figured it’d be best if I just made it into a post for my own blog … Continue reading

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Match Word resource blog – Giving you the idea rather than the translation

Ever wanted to study a language in the manner that Rosetta Stone would allow you? Yeah, same here but I don’t have 100+ bucks to shell out. Internet connection, on the other hand, is already paid for. You could try … Continue reading

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Japanese Learning Resources

My first post on Japanese, offering you some tools and accompanying advice (most of which is in the latter half of this article).

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