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Simon Ager
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Attended Bangor University
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New phrases page on Omniglot: Bashkir (Башҡорт теле) - http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/bashkir.htm
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New article on Omniglot: The Most Valuable Languages for an MBA to Learn - http://www.omniglot.com/language/articles/languagesvaluableforbusiness.htm
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New language on Omniglot: Fiji Hindi (Hindustani / Fiji Baat / फिजी बात) - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/fijihindi.htm
Fiji Hindi is an Indo-Aryan language descended from Awadhi and spoken mainly in Fiji by about 400,000 people.
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New numbers page on Omniglot: Gilaki (گیلکی) - http://www.omniglot.com/language/numbers/gilaki.htm
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Les mots de la semaine
- le rouge à lèvres = lipstick = minlliw, lliwydd
- le rouge, le rouge à joues = rouge = powdwr coch, rouge, gruddliw
- la suie = soot = huddygl, parddu
- être sur le cas = to be on the case
- dire qch sur un ton pince-sans-rire = to say sth tongue in cheek = dwueud rhwybeth â'ch tafod yn eich boch / â'ch tafod am eich dant
- rappeler qch à qn = to remind sb of sth = atgoffa rhywun o rywbeth; dwyn rhywbeth i gof rhywun
- l'Hôtel Matignon = residence and offices of French Prime Minister
- l'orchestre (m) = stalls (in a theatre) = seddau blaen
- la fosse = orchestra pit = pwll cerddorfa
- le balcon = (dress) circle (in a theare) = seddau'r cylch, cylch y boneddigion, y cylch cyntaf
- la loge = box (in a theatre) = bocs, côr seddau
- le lavabo, la cuvette de lavabo = wash basin = basn ymolchi
- la prunelle = sloe = eirinen dagu
- le gin à la prunelle = sloe gin = jin eirin
- racler les fonds de tiroir = to scrape the barrel = crafu'r gasgen
- le chevalier = knight = marchog
- le cavalier = knight (in chess) = marchog
- le plan d'urgence = contingency plan = cynllun at raid, cynllun wrth gefn
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Sanglechi is an Iranian language spoken in the Zebok district of Afghanistan by about 2,200 people.
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New language on Omniglot: Emilian-Romagnol (emiliân-rumagnol) - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/emilian-romagnol.htm
Emilian-Romagnol is a Romance language spoken in Emilia-Romagna and other parts of northern Italy, and also in San Marino.
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New article on Omniglot: Interpretation through the Ages - http://www.omniglot.com/language/articles/interpretationhistory.htm
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New numbers page on Omniglot: Sanglechi (Sangleči zǝvūk - http://www.omniglot.com/language/numbers/sanglechi.htm
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New language on Omniglot: Picard (picard / chti / chtimi / rouchi) - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/picard.htm
Picard is a Romance language spoken in north east France and parts of Belgium by about 700,000 people.
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New language on Omniglot: Oroshor (Rōšōrvī ziv) - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/oroshor.htm
Oroshor is a Pamir language spoken in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province of Tajikisatan by about 2,400-3,000 people.
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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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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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One language n'est jamais basta!
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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