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Simon Ager
Works at Omniglot Ltd
Attended Bangor University
Lives in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
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New adapted script on Omniglot: Inglith (אֳעלֱת) - http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/inglith.htm
Inglith is a version of the Hebrew script that can be used to write English devised by Isaac Mayer.
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New language on Omniglot: Khasi - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/khasi.htm
Khasi is an Austroasiatic language spoken mainly in Maghalaya in India by about 1.6 million people.
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New language on Omniglot: Monégasque (Munegascu) http://www.omniglot.com/writing/monegasque.htm
Monégasque is a dialect of Ligurian spoken in Monaco by about 5,100 people.
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New language on Omniglot: Ticuna (Duüxügu) - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/ticuna.htm
Ticuna is a language isolate spoken in parts of Brazil, Colombua and Peru by about 41,000 people.
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New article on Omniglot: How to Start Thinking in a Language You Are Mastering - http://www.omniglot.com/language/articles/foreignthinking.htm
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New numbers page on Omniglot: Timbisha - http://www.omniglot.com/language/numbers/timbisha.htm
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Les mots de la semaine
- la pédale = pedal = pedal
- pédaler; aller à velo = to pedal (a bicycle) = pedlo; padlo
- le lotissement (de logements sociaux) = (council) estate = (y)stad (dai cyngor)
- la cité = housing estate = (y)stad o dai
- courageux; brave; vaillant = brave = dewr; gwrol; glew; eofn
- droit = straight = syth; union
- les groseilles noires = black currant(s) = cyransen ddu (cwrens duon)
- la haie = hedge = gwrych; clawdd
- le noyau = (fruit) stone = carreg; cnewyllyn; dincodyn
- la graine = seed (of plant) = hedyn
- le pépin = seed / pip (of fruit) = dincodyn; carreg; hedyn
- étudiant de première année; jeune recrue = first year student; fresher; freshman = glasfyfyriwr
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New constructed script on Omniglot: Escritura Ondeada (Wavy script), an alternative way to write Spanish - http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/ondeada.htm
Escritura Ondead, or Wavy Script, is an alternative script for Spanish invented by Sascha Mücke.
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New language on Omniglot: Yao - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/yao.htm
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Les mots de la semaine
- la brise = breeze = awel
- convenable; adéquat; apte = suitable = addas
- la poterie = pottery = crochenyddiaeth; crochenwaith
- sculpté; gravél ciselé = carved = cerfiedig; nadd
- tailler; sculpter; grave; ciseler = to carve = cerfio; carfio; naddu
- plongée = diving = plymio
- luxuriant = lush = toreithiog; iraidd; ir
- enflé; gonflé = swollen = wedi chwyddo
- la cheville = ankle = ffêr; migwrn
- le bord = edge = min; ymyl
- le pare-choc = bumper (on car) = bymper; ffender
- le course à travers champ = cross-country (race) = ras ar draws gwlad / traws gwlad
- seul; solitaire = lonely = unig; digwmni
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New language on Omniglot: Kituba (Munukutuba) - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/kituba.htm
Kituba is a Kikongo-based creole spoken in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo by about 5.4 million people.
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New language on Omniglot: Réunion Creole (kréol rénioné) - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/reunioncreole.htm
Réunion Creole is a French-based Creole spoken on the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean by about 560,000 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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