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Simon Ager
Works at Omniglot Ltd
Attended Bangor University
Lives in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
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New language on Omniglot: Gamilaraay - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/gamilaraay.htm
Gamilaraay is a Pama-Nyungan language spoken in New South Wales in Australia.
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New page of Tongue Twisters in Irish: http://www.omniglot.com/language/tonguetwisters/irish.htm
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New numbers page on Omniglot: Tulu (ತುಳು ಬಾಸೆ) - http://www.omniglot.com/language/numbers/tulu.htm
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New numbers page on Omniglot: Gothic (gutiska) - http://www.omniglot.com/language/numbers/gothic.htm
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New numbers page on Omniglot: Maithili - http://www.omniglot.com/language/numbers/maithili.htm
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New article on Omniglot: So-called 'untranslatables' complicate word-for-word equivalent translation while providing unique cultural insight - http://www.omniglot.com/language/articles/untranslatables.htm
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New constructed script on Omniglot: Yembik - http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/yembik.htm
The Yembik script was invented by Leon Jie Hua Huang to write his constructed language, Terredaic, which is based on Japanese.
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New phrases page on Omniglot: Altay (Алтай тили) - http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/altay.htm
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New constructed script on Omniglot: Kalis - http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/kalis.htm
Kalis was invented by Sascha Mücke and is a logical next step in the evolution of writing.
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New adapted script on Omniglot: Yuht Tai Sé Fòng Faat / 粵泰寫方法 (ยุ่ดใตเเษ๊ผู๋งผัด) - http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/canthai.htm
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New article on Omniglot: Why and how to learn minority languages - http://www.omniglot.com/language/articles/minoritylanguages.htm
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New phrases page on Omniglot: Aymara (Aymar aru) - http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/aymara.htm
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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
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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