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My interests:

Comedy and Art:

I decided back in March/April, 2012 to combine Comedy with Art and start writing/drawing my own comics.

Web Development:

I wanted my own unique place to share these comics, so I started learning PHP to create my own website- Hitting Trees with Sticks.com, which I recently launched. Big thanks to the the Stackoverflow community for all of your guidance and encouragement.

Mandarin Chinese: (Moderator♦ on Chinese SE)

I've also been learning Mandarin Chinese for 6 years and have spent some time over in Taiwan (5 months) and Beijing (2 weeks). I was given the opportunity to provide interpretation for General Electric at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. To give back to StackExchange, I've recently become active in helping out on the Chinese Language and Usage site (http://chinese.stackexchange.com/).


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answered Learn to type in Pinyin for a Zhuyin user
Sep
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comment How is the 儿 ending pronounced outside Beijing?
I finally thought of the better example-Louisville Kentucky. EVERYONE pronounces Louisville as "Louville".
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Sep
12
comment How is the 儿 ending pronounced outside Beijing?
@congusbongus okay, wasn't aware. based on my experiences in Beijing and outside of Beijing, I've only heard 抠门儿。 Even from Taiwanese who aren't that fond of the 儿化音 (again, also my experience). If you have broader experiences with this, I'm sure Eglik would definitely appreciate your help :)
Sep
11
comment How is the 儿 ending pronounced outside Beijing?
@StumpyJoePete I had a better one in mind before... but couldn't remember it for the life of me when writing the answer :/ I'll update the question later if I think of it. But I think people can understand the answer with the current example.
Sep
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comment How is the 儿 ending pronounced outside Beijing?
@StumpyJoePete is that a question?
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answered How is the 儿 ending pronounced outside Beijing?
Sep
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revised 不要多给: not a single cent more?
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revised 不要多给: not a single cent more?
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answered 不要多给: not a single cent more?
Sep
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comment Are there any free fonts designed to help learn/read Chinese?
@EdouardLopez okay, didn't know you could define fonts per scripts. Anyway, I've updated my answer. I have never seen or heard of a font that will provide that functionality intrinsically. Kids Chinese books, however, often have the pronunciation under the characters to help the kids learn. Try that.
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answered Are there any free fonts designed to help learn/read Chinese?
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revised Which Chinese dialect is it rewarding to learn?
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comment Which Chinese dialect is it rewarding to learn?
My mistake on the tones- not sure where "9" came from. As far as English presence in Hong Kong- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Hong_Kong suggests that English is widely use in the workplace. Other sites, uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100109082312AAvroFh suggest that you can communicate easily in English. Where are your sources from?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why are 成语 (idioms) four characters long? Are there 成语 with more or less than four characters?