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Hello, my name is André and I'm 28 years old. I come from Leipzig where I studied Linguistics and Sinology at the local university. I'm doing my PhD at the University of Zurich about the languages of Burma. My main interests in linguistics include phonetics, phonology and typology, as well as historical linguistics, writing systems, constructed languages (esp. Esperanto and Klingon) and lexicography. I also like movies, science (especially astronomy and quantum physics) and to an extend geography. I collect dictionaries — they sum up to about 360 books in over 200 different languages. See my dictionaries for a not-quite-up-to-date list.
For more information about my life, you can read my blog here: http://n-true.livejournal.com/
P.S.: I collect the word for the number 47 ("forty-seven") in as many languages as possible. You can see my collection (612 languages so far) here. I do the same with the word for water, for which I have 2,425 languages now (the list is not online, though). In case you know any further translation or if you can correct anything, please leave me a message on my talk page here or as a comment in my LiveJournal. Thank you!
- 1 Articles I created
- 2 Articles to which I contributed a bigger part
- 3 Pictures uploaded by me
- 4 Plans for the future
- 5 Travels and life
- 6 My subpages
- 7 Wikipedians I know or have met in real-life
- 8 People with Wikipedia articles that I know or have met in real-life (the people, not the articles)
- 9 External links
Articles I created
- List of grammatical cases (although wikified by Timwi)
- Tsez language
- Bezhta language
- Babel boxes for Upper Saxon (sxu)
- Babel boxes for Tsez (ddo-1 & ddo-4)
- NGC 47
- Bahing language (although a big part was taken from Bahing)
- Hinukh language
- Omi language
- Intrative case
- Jürgen Vogel
- List of languages by time of extinction
- Alexander Kibrik
Articles to which I contributed a bigger part
- List of languages by name (major clean-up)
- List of linguists (major clean-up)
- Standard Alphabet by Lepsius (everything but the introduction)
- Khinalug language (almost everything)
Pictures uploaded by me
Plans for the future
- write Toolbox (linguistics) and Shoebox (linguistics)
- write Frustrative mood
- rewrite Upper Saxon German
- clean-up the consonant pages such as voiced velar implosive and add examples
- expand Avar language
- expand Baure language
- expand Belhare language
- expand Chintang language
- expand Cohong
- expand George van Driem (translate from Dutch article!)
- expand Juan Gonzáles de Mendoza
- expand Khwarshi language
- expand Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (translate from German article!)
- expand Messier 47
- expand Pirahã language
- expand Puma language
- expand World Atlas of Language Structures
- expand Alexander Kibrik
- create a few Requested Articles about Linguistics
- correct all instances of "Devnagari" to Devanagari
- add IPA to all Thai name articles
- improve and expand Tsez language
Travels and life
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|Want to (and will) go to,
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|Idea and layout stolen from Ëzhiki who stole it from Sebastiankessel
who stole it from Guettarda who stole it from White Cat.
- additional userboxes (on hold)
- my dictionaries (growing)
- "Prison" in many languages (obsolete)
- List of computer related terms in Klingon (in progress)
- Wiki page of the Automated Similarity Judgment Program (redirected)
- Middle Egyptian vocabulary from Gardiner's "Egyptian Grammar" (in progress)
- Maps (just testing)
- Imperativ of -ern / -eln verbs in German (growing)
- Gender of the German word "Prospekt" (growing)
- Map of my dictionary collection (up to date!)
- Map of all Esperanto events in 2012 (up to date)
Wikipedians I know or have met in real-life
- Blahma — a Czech esperantist whom I met on several ISos.
- Chuck SMITH — an American esperantist, who's omnipresent on every IS. ;)
- Cmglee — a Chinese friend of Timwi's, whom I met in Cambridge.
- Conny — he had a talk on Wikipedia at the Leipzig Bookfair 2008.
- Franczeska — a japanophile Wikipedian from Leipzig.
- Goulo — another American esperantist whom I met during an IS.
- Haspelmath — a linguist who works in the same institute as I do.
- Herr-Schlauschlau — a fellow student of linguistics from my university.
- IanMaddieson — a famous linguist I met during a conference.
- Janwo — a linguist who worked in the same institute as I still do.
- Junesun — an esperantist who knows quite many languages.
- Klaus Schmidt — a fellow student of linguistics.
- Klingon83 — someone from my university.
- Lieven — a Klingon teacher.
- LogosHelen — a linguist, esperantist, Dr. Who fan and friend of mine.
- Lupíro — an Esperantist I know.
- Marcoscramer — a German esperantist, also known from several ISos.
- Michael%Sappir — a fellow linguistics student from my university.
- Newydd — a colleague who shared office with me at the MPI.
- Nick Kalivoda — an Esperantist from Athens, Georgia, whom I met on an IS.
- Ohala — a famous US phonetician.
- Paul Ebermann — another German esperantist from an IS.
- Piraha1 — the linguist who wrote so much on the Pirahã language.
- pne — a language geek whom I got to know through LiveJournal as well.
- Promb — a linguistics student from Münster.
- Ralesk — I know him through LiveJournal and met im in Budapest, once.
- Robert Weemeyer — one of the "greatest" Esperantist in the world. ;)
- Sinatra — a (euro)linguist from Germany.
- Sonjaaa — Canadian esperantist and inventor of Toki Pona.
- Spottedowl — a friend of Timwi, also met him in Cambridge.
- Stephan Schneider — German esperantist and folksprakist (or however you call it).
- Sven Siegmund — khoisanist and one of my office-mates from the MPI.
- Thogo — studied linguistics at the University of Leipzig with me.
- Timur Maisak — a Russian linguist.
- Timwi — a good friend, who lives in Cambridge now.
- Trwier — a linguist colleague from the MPI.
- Uwe Gille — a German Wikipedian and veterinary anatomist.
- Verdlanco — a Norwegian esperantist whom I first met during the IJK in Lesjöfors, Sweden.
- Zrajm — a fellow Klingonist from Sweden.
- Zwenngraw — a phonetician and colleague from the MPI.
People with Wikipedia articles that I know or have met in real-life (the people, not the articles)
Note: The flags merely show the flag of the country by the time of these people's birth, not their political affiliation! The little asterisk stands for mutual acquaintance.
- Alexandra Aikhenvald, linguist ()
- Anthony Aristar, linguist ()
- Mark Aronoff, linguist ()
- Patrik Austin, musician ()
- Hugo Egon Balder, actor ()
- Ben Becker, actor ()
- Eckhard Bick, linguist and esperantist ()*
- Balthasar Bickel, linguist ()*
- Detlev Blanke, esperantist ()*
- Paul Boersma, linguist ()
- Lyle Campbell, linguist ()
- Bernard Comrie, linguist ()*
- Bruce Darnell, model ()
- Matthew Dryer, linguist ()
- Bret Easton Ellis, author ()
- Nicholas Evans, linguist ()
- Daniel Everett, linguist ()
- Michael Giacchino, composer ()
- Cliff Goddard, linguist ()
- Peter Grünberg, physicist ()
- Martin Haspelmath, linguist ()*
- Kim J. Henriksen, singer ()*
- Jean-Jacques Hublin, anthropologist ()
- Larry Hyman, linguist ()
- Kristjan Järvi, conductor ()
- Jimmy Kelly, singer ()
- Sonja Elen Kisa, inventor of Toki Pona ()*
- Manfred Krifka, linguist ()
- Jean-Marc Leclercq, singer ()
- Ian Maddieson, linguist ()
- Michael Mittermeier, comedian ()
- Johanna Nichols, linguist ()*
- John Ohala, linguist ()
- Marc Okrand, linguist ()*
- Svante Pääbo, geneticist ()
- Leena Peisa, musician ()
- Martin Petzold, tenor ()
- Malcolm Ross, linguist ()
- Alicja Sakaguchi, interlinguist ()*
- Paul Sidwell, linguist ()*
- Anna Siewierska, late linguist ()
- Bastian Sick, language purist ()
- Michael Tomasello, psychologist ()
- Krisztina Tóth, table tennis player ()*
- Kevin Tuite, linguist ()
- Edward Vajda, linguist ()*
- Jürgen Vogel, actor ()
- Søren Wichmann, linguist ()*