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Simon Ager
Works at Omniglot Ltd
Attended Bangor University
Lives in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
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The people at lingualift have put together a guide to studying languages on your own, and made available for free at: https://lingualift.com/blog/language-self-learning-guide/
Being a self-learner is hard— it's time to make it easier. This comprehensive guide is a complete resource on how to learn efficiently on your own.
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New constructed script on Omniglot: Thieves Ogham - http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/thievesogham.htm
Thieves' Ogham was invented by River Langham and two of friends. They use it in a game set in medieval Scotland to write an constructed language called Thieves' Galk.
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New article on Omniglot: Unlocking The World's Oldest Language Mysteries - http://www.omniglot.com/language/articles/thefirstsigns.htm
An article about the mysterious signs and symbols that appear in paleolithic cave paintings.
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New numbers pages on Omniglot: Interlingue / Occidental - http://www.omniglot.com/language/numbers/interlingue.htm and Crow (Apsáalooke aliláau) http://www.omniglot.com/language/numbers/crow.htm
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New article on Omniglot: A Few Portuguese Idioms - http://www.omniglot.com/language/articles/portugueseidioms.htm
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New numbers page on Omniglot: Laz (ლაზური ნენა) http://www.omniglot.com/language/numbers/laz.htm
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New language and script on Omniglot: Kerinci (Baso Kincai) - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/kerinci.htm
Kerinci is a Malayan language spoken in Jambi province of Sumatra in Malaysia by about 290,000 people.
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Les mots de la semaine
- la vapeur = steam = ager
- la locomotive à vapeur = steam engine = peiriant ager, ager-beiriant
- le presbytère = vicarage = ficerdy, persondy
- le pasteur, le curé = vicar = ficer, ficar, person
- moudre = to mill = malu
- le jardin ouvrier = allotment = cyfran
- animé = lively = bywiog
- démolir = to demolish (building) = dinistrio; distrywio
- interdire = to ban = gwahardd
- lancer = to launch = lansio; gwthio
- le taux de participation = turnout = cynulliad
- le bureau de vote = polling station = gorsaf bleidleisio
- la crue soudaine; la crue subite; le déluge = flash flood =
- la maison individuelle = detached house = tŷ ar wahân; tŷ sengl
- la maison jumelée = semi-detached house = tŷ pâr
- la maison en bande; la maison mitoyennef = terraced house = tŷ teras; tŷ rhes
- le financement = funding = nawdd; noddiant
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New constructed script on Omniglot: Todocisian - http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/todo.htm
Todocisian is an alternative alphabet based on colours for English and Spanish devised by Jeffrey Recinos.
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New adapted script on Omniglot: Polskizcyrylicą (Полскизцырылицѫ) - http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/polskizcyrylica.htm
Polskizcyrylicą is a way of writing Polish with the Cyrillic alphabet devised by Vaulson Neoleon.
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New constructed script on Omniglot: Aleiö - http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/aleio.htm
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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
Story
Tagline
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
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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