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I often go around making and editing pages about old books, typography, politics, history, languages, and kinky sex — and the intersections of these topics. I also know the IPA and phonetics well, and fix bad pronunciation transcriptions when I see them.

Originally from a village near Clitheroe in the United Kingdom, I now live in Berlin, Germany. I also spent some time in San Francisco, California.

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Significantly contributed to:


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ang-1 Þes brūcere cann forðian mid grundlicgendre mǣðe Englisces.
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I also used to be able to speak passable French, and more recently could still read it quite well, but it's now been too long since I learned, with too much German crammed into my head since then.



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