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de Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
sxu Dor Benutzor hior is ä rüscht'schor Muddorschbrachlor vom Sächs'schn.
eo-4 Ĉi tiu uzanto parolas Esperanton preskaŭ kiel denaskulo.
en-4 This user can contribute with a near-native level of English.
zh-3 該用戶能以熟練中文進行交流。
th-2 ผู้ใช้คนนี้สามารถใช้ภาษาไทย ได้ในระดับปานกลาง.
nl-2 Deze gebruiker heeft een middelmatige kennis van het Nederlands.
tlh-2 tlhIngan Hol jatlh lo'wI'vam.
ru-2 Этот участник неплохо знает русский язык.
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my-2 This user is able to contribute with an intermediate level of Burmese.
la-1 Hic usor simplici latinitate contribuere potest.
es-1 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau élémentaire de français.
lzh-1 此君粗通文言也。
ddo-1 Йиси жекIā битIарав бийра цезйас мец байбики бойно.
tpi-1 Dispela yusa i save liklik tasol long Tok Pisin.
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iu... This user wishes to speak Inuktitut.
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This user has a native-like understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
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Hello, my name is André and I'm 31 years old and this page is a little outdated. 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 to an extent geography. I collect dictionaries — they sum up to about 450 books in way over 200 different languages. See a map of my dictionary collection here!

For more information about my life, you can read my blog here: (but this is now discontinued)

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!

Articles I created[edit]

  1. User:N-true
  2. List of grammatical cases (although wikified by Timwi)
  3. Tsez language
  4. Bezhta language
  5. Babel boxes for Upper Saxon (sxu)
  6. Babel boxes for Tsez (ddo-1 & ddo-4)
  7. NGC 47
  8. Bahing language (although a big part was taken from Bahing)
  9. Hinukh language
  10. Cohong
  11. Omi language
  12. Intrative case
  13. Jürgen Vogel
  14. List of languages by time of extinction
  15. Alexander Kibrik

Articles to which I contributed a bigger part[edit]

Pictures uploaded by me[edit]

Plans for the future[edit]

Travels and life[edit]

Lived in: China East Germany Germany Switzerland
Spent days to weeks in: Austria Croatia Czech Republic France Greece Hungary Italy Myanmar Netherlands Poland Russia Spain Sweden Taiwan Thailand Ukraine United Kingdom
Spent hours in: Denmark Laos Liechtenstein Luxembourg Qatar South Korea Slovakia Turkey United Arab Emirates Vatican City
Actively planning to go to:
Want to (and will) go to,
but have no certain plans just yet:
Indonesia Vietnam
Idea and layout stolen from Ëzhiki who stole it from Sebastiankessel
who stole it from Guettarda who stole it from White Cat.

Geek Code[edit]

 Version: 3.12
 GH/SS$ d-(--) s: a30>? C++(+++) U-- P L E? W++@
 N o? K w+ O- M-- V? PS+@ PE-() Y+ PGP- t+++ 5+ 
 X+ R- !tv> b++>+++ DI D- G e+++>++++ h>h- r++ y+
 ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------

My subpages[edit]

Wikipedians I know or have met in real-life[edit]

  • Czechoslovakia Blahma — a Czech esperantist whom I met on several ISos.
  • United States Chuck SMITH — an American esperantist, who's omnipresent on every IS. ;)
  • Malaysia Cmglee — a Chinese friend of Timwi's, whom I met in Cambridge.
  • East Germany Conny — he had a talk on Wikipedia at the Leipzig Bookfair 2008.
  • Germany Daniel Krauße — a fellow linguist I met on a conference in Leiden.
  • East Germany Franczeska — a japanophile Wikipedian from Leipzig.
  • United States Goulo — another American esperantist whom I met during an IS.
  • Germany Haspelmath — a linguist who works in the same institute as I do.
  • East Germany Herr-Schlauschlau — a fellow student of linguistics from my university.
  • United States IanMaddieson — a famous linguist I met during a conference.
  • Germany Janwo — a linguist who worked in the same institute as I still do.
  • Germany Junesun — an esperantist who knows quite many languages.
  • Germany Klaus Schmidt — a fellow student of linguistics.
  • East Germany Klingon83 — someone from my university.
  • Belgium Lieven — a Klingon teacher.
  • Germany LogosHelen — a linguist, esperantist, Dr. Who fan and friend of mine.
  • Germany Lupíro — an Esperantist I know.
  • Argentina Marcoscramer — a German esperantist, also known from several ISos.
  • Israel Michael%Sappir — a fellow linguistics student from my university.
  • Soviet Union Newydd — a colleague who shared office with me at the MPI.
  • United States Nick Kalivoda — an Esperantist from Athens, Georgia, whom I met on an IS.
  • United States Ohala — a famous US phonetician.
  • Germany Paul Ebermann — another German esperantist from an IS.
  • United States Piraha1 — the linguist who wrote so much on the Pirahã language.
  • Germany pne — a language geek whom I got to know through LiveJournal as well.
  • Germany Promb — a linguistics student from Münster.
  • Hungary Ralesk — I know him through LiveJournal and met im in Budapest, once.
  • Germany Robert Weemeyer — one of the "greatest" Esperantist in the world. ;)
  • Germany Sinatra — a (euro)linguist from Germany.
  • Canada Sonjaaa — Canadian esperantist and inventor of Toki Pona.
  • United Kingdom Spottedowl — a friend of Timwi, also met him in Cambridge.
  • East Germany Stephan Schneider — German esperantist and folksprakist (or however you call it).
  • Czechoslovakia Sven Siegmund — khoisanist and one of my office-mates from the MPI.
  • East Germany Thogo — studied linguistics at the University of Leipzig with me.
  • Soviet Union Timur Maisak — a Russian linguist.
  • Germany Timwi — a good friend, who lives in Cambridge now.
  • United States Trwier — a linguist colleague from the MPI.
  • East Germany Uwe Gille — a German Wikipedian and veterinary anatomist.
  • Norway Verdlanco — a Norwegian esperantist whom I first met during the IJK in Lesjöfors, Sweden.
  • Sweden Zrajm — a fellow Klingonist from Sweden.
  • East Germany 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)[edit]

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.

External links[edit]

N-true is awarded this Barnstar for his excellent work on the Tsez language article. —Khoikhoi 21:42, 8 June 2006 (UTC)