English & Japanese teacher with a deep passion for both languages, as well as linguistics in general.
I like playing early music (renaissance and baroque) with the violin or the recorders, and singing as a mezzo soprano.
Organising events and tours, I aim to use languages and music to build friendships and network with early music fans around the world.
Now planning a tour to Europe to visit historical sites related to early music and to have meetups and casual jam sessions with local like-minded people.
Any advice or candid comments on my English would be greatly appreciated so that I can improve it.
As for Dutch and German, I'm a beginner, so I'd like easy-to-understand corrections.
Here are some of my entries that might help Japanese learners:
- Useful Japanese Expressions for Lang-8: Level of Corrections
- Not-recommended Japanese Expressions on Lang-8
- Differences and Usages: 勉強する vs. 習う vs. 学ぶ
- Differences and Usages: 知る vs. わかる
- Importance of Vowels in Japanese
- Voiced Sounds and Voiceless Sounds in Onomatopoeias
- Mnemonics for "Atsui" (hot) and "Atatakai" (warm)!
My interests in languages:
- Etymology (origins of words)
- History of languages (philology)
- Accents and dialects
- Phonology (pronunciation)
- Second language acquisition
My other interests:
- Early music (renaissance and baroque)
- Playing the violin and recorders (blockflutes)
- Japanese TV dramas
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