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Simon Ager
Works at Omniglot Ltd
Attended Bangor University
Lives in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
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New phrases page on Omniglot: Herero (Otjiherero) http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/herero.htm
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New language on Omniglot: Tolaki (To'olaki) - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/tolaki.htm
Tolaki is a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in south east Sulawesi in Indonesia by about 330,000 people.
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New phrases page on Omniglot: Mossi (Mòoré) - http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/mossi.htm
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New phrases page on Omniglot: Quenya - http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/quenya.htm
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New adapted script on Omniglot: Heļagana (へら°がな - හෙළගන) - http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/helagana.htm
Heļagana is an adaptation of the Japanese hirgana script to write Sinhala devised by Rukshan Karannagoda.
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New numbers page on Omniglot: Abui (Abui tanga) - http://www.omniglot.com/language/numbers/abui.htm
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New numbers page on Omniglot: Cuzco Quechua (Qusqu qhichwa simi) - http://www.omniglot.com/language/numbers/quechua.htm
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New numbers page on Omniglot: Juhuri (жугьури) - http://www.omniglot.com/language/numbers/juhuri.htm
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New constructed script on Omniglot: Etiosi - http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/etiosi.htm
The Etiosi alphabet was invented by Elijah James to write his invented language, Etiosian.
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New constructed script on Omniglot: Shirn Brádulë - http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/shirnbradule.htm
The Shirn Brádulë alphabet is the creation of Pieter Rottiers
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New kinship page on Omniglot: Kadazandusun - http://www.omniglot.com/language/kinship/kadazandusun.htm
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New language on Omniglot: Edo (Ẹ̀dó) - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/edo.htm
Edo is a Volta–Congo language spoken mainly in Edo State in southern Nigeria by about 1 million people.
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One language is never enough / Dydy un iaith byth yn ddigon
Introduction
I make my living from Omniglot.com, a website about languages, and spend the rest of my time learning languages, making music, singing, writing songs, reading, juggling, procrastinating, day dreaming and so on.
Education
  • Bangor University
    Linguistics, 2008 - 2009
  • University of Leeds
    Chinese & Japanese, 1989 - 1993
  • National Taiwan Normal University
    Chinese, 1993 - 1994
  • Kansai Gaidai University
    Japanese, 1991 - 1991
  • National Chengchi University
    Chinese, 1990 - 1990
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Linguist
Employment
  • Omniglot Ltd
    Linguist, 2008 - present
    Maintaining and developing Omniglot.com, the online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages, answers questions from visitors, learning languages.
  • Study Group International
    Web Developer, 1999 - 2008
    Developing and maintaining multilingual websites.
  • British Council
    Various, 1994 - 1998
    Worked as an education counsellor, external liaison officer, IT manager and web consultant.
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Currently
Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
Previously
Brighton, East Sussex, England - Taipei, Taiwan - Osaka, Japan - Leeds, West Yorkshire, England - Jersey, Channel Islands - L'Isle-en-Dodon, Midi-Pyrénées, France - Sévignac-le-Pas, Midi-Pyrénées, France - Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, England - Maidenhead, Berkshire, England - Eskdale, Cumbria, England - Silverdale, Lancashire, England
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AFP 24 - Simon Ager: Omniglot and minority languages
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Simon Ager, founder of Omniglot, comes onto the show to talk about his language learning experiences as well as discussing how he learns lan

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Why the UK can, and should, make space for our indigenous minority languages