William O'Ryan died on February 12, 2008. His userpage is preserved for historical purposes.
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mn-0 Энэ хэрэглэгч
монгол хэлийг ойлгодоггүй (эсвэл маш хүндрэлтэйгээр ойлгодог).
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is, and that's all you need to know. typewriter
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sneaked or snuck.
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subjunctive mood be used. Were this user you, he would use it.
or he she This user considers the
to be substandard English usage. singular they
insists upon using wherever it is called for, and fixes the errors of whomever he sees. whom
This user has been influenced by too many dialects of
English to use one orthography, vocabulary and grammar consistently.
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I began editing in August 2006. I mostly edit on the Esperanto Wikipedia (
user page). I find that I take pleasure in watching how articles that I have launched or just touched evolve, grow or improve under the attention of other editors. I try to take note and improve my own participation.
To date most of my contributions have been translations (in both directions) between the English Wikipedia and the Esperanto Vikipedio — primarily of articles on novels or on their authors.
Articles that I translated from the Esperanto Vikipedio
Children of Orpheus — Abismoj — Saltego trans Jarmiloj — Mr. Tot Aĉetas Mil Okulojn — Kredu min, sinjorino! — Kazohinia — Metro — Tur-Strato 4
Hendrik Bulthuis — Jean Forge — Nikolai Vladimirovich Nekrasov — Cezaro Rossetti — Reto Rossetti — Sándor Szathmári — Vladimir Varankin. And most of: Lidia Zamenhof
Articles that I translated to the Esperanto Vikipedio
. eo:Anna Karenina — eo:Besto-Bieno — eo:Birmaj Tagoj — eo:La Blanka Gardo — eo:Du Jarojn antaŭ la Masto — eo:Erevono — eo:Filino de Kleriko — eo:Fratino Karinjo — eo:Hunda Koro — eo:La Kabano de Onklo Tom — eo:Milito kaj Paco — eo:La Morto de Ivan Iljiĉ — Ni — eo:Nikolao Nickleby — eo:La Olda Viro kaj la Maro — eo:Pafadi Elefanton — Palto — eo:Pri Musoj kaj Viroj — eo:Rakonto pri Du Urboj — eo:La Reveno de la Indiĝeno — eo:La Rugxo kaj la Nigro — eo:Sengrosxe kaj Senhejme en Parizo kaj Londono — eo:Teni la Aspidistron Fluganta — eo:La Urbo kaj la Steloj — eo:Venante Supren por Aero — eo:Veturo al Hindujo And most of: eo:Patroj kaj Filoj
eo:Samuel Butler — eo:Richard Henry Dana, Jr. — eo:Frederick Douglass — eo:Theodore Dreiser — eo:Stendhal — eo:Harriet Beecher Stowe — eo:Jevgenij Zamjatin,
Concerning terms linguistic and rhetorical
eo:anaforo (lingvistiko) — eo:anaforo (retoriko) — eo:ekzoforo — eo:endoforo — eo:homoforo — eo:kataforo — eo:poezia justo — eo:rakontanto — eo:sinaludo — eo:sinekdohxo
Concerning various matters
eo:groŝo — eo:hipofizo — eo:sepikoloro
Do I think anyone is interested in my userboxen? Not really! But I enjoy glancing at other's userboxes. I have had fun tinkering with mine in between serious edits. And perhaps they do lend some personality to my username.
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Location & Schools
Location & Schools
UVa View University of Virginia (where I studied history)
(where I studied Russian)
UW- Madison View University of Wisconsin (where I studied linguistics)
MCC View Mesa Community College (where I took courses in Pascal, C, Assembly, etc.)
Having learned it at the age of 6, this user is a native
This user is reasonably proficient at
Sea Lion barking.
Mule braying proficiency is almost at native brayer level.
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Seal at an intermediate level.
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Dolphin or has great difficulty contributing in Dolphin, but he would love to learn.
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iridesce Squid, or has great difficulty contributing in Squid, but he would love to learn.
This user can't
dance Honey Bee and is in no hurry to learn.
No offence intended!
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This user feels that hiding behind
pseudonyms is the source of much evil on the internet.
no ads This user is against commercials in Wikipedia.
This user prefers
Diet Dr. Pepper over all soft drinks and believes that the Dr. Pepper company should support Wikipedia by giving all Wikipedians an unlimited free supply for life.
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This user is Irish
This user is interested in the issue of a Right to
-- Human rights are an international issue and all countries and all people have the right to comment on human rights issues anywhere in the world. Shirin Ebadi
Cities lived in
Cities stayed at
Had a good look
Just passed through
Some countries and places I would like to visit or perhaps reside in:
(This one last, and I'd still be hesitant!)
"All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Schopenhauer
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