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Articles that drive me bonkers[edit]



Functionalism (linguistics)

Bios of linguists[edit]

User:Babbage/Bios of linguists


  • trying to svg-ize a whole bunch of different maps

The other problem there is that building out the phonology charts is a HUGE PAIN IN THE NECK. I have no idea how people can stand to produce those things without some sort of tool. I guess people start with existing charts & edit those, but there has _got_ to be a better way.


I've been building User:Babbage/Books/California Languages. Trying to figure out what to add has turned out to be a bit of an education in language classification!

User:Babbage/Bios of Linguists

translations i did[edit]

From Portuguese[edit]

From Spanish[edit]

From French[edit]

stuff i started[edit]

I keep this list so I can occasionally see if someone has made an improvement to an article I started.

articles of which i am fond to an utterly absurd degree[edit]

categories i started[edit]


Category:Writing systems without word boundaries

language stuff[edit]

languagey people on Wikipedia[edit]

For my future perusal...

· User:Taivo · User:Mark Dingemanse · User:Kwamikagami · User:CJLL Wright · User:Ish ishwar · User:Miskwito ·

notes to self[edit]

hello, self

Wikipedia:Editor's index to Wikipedia Help:User_style

my bookshelf[edit]

The new Pediapress book functionality is really fun. Here's my bookshelf

critical trivia[edit]

The first edit I made was adding an and. ☺

Lotus-buddha.svg This user is a Buddhist.

old stuff[edit]

The Signpost
24 May 2018
Sherman-Grant note
A 15-cent banknote depicting Union Army generals William Tecumseh Sherman and Ulysses S. Grant, dated 1866 and intended as part of the fractional currency introduced to the United States following the American Civil War. As the portraits of Sherman and Grant for this note were being finalized, Representative Martin Russell Thayer pushed forward legislation specifically stating "that no portrait or likeness of any living person hereafter engraved, shall be placed upon any of the bonds, securities, notes, fractional or postal currency of the United States". As such, the Sherman-Grant note was never issued; examples of this note exist only as specimens.Banknote: Bureau of Engraving and Printing (courtesy of the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History)