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I used to be just "Taivo", but Wikipedia made me change it.

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WikiProject Languages.
Lesser Coat of Arms of Ukraine.svg This user is a member of the Ukraine WikiProject.

Warning: This editor is a specialist in a scientific field, so he often runs afoul of the "Randy in Boise" trap.

Joan of arc miniature graded.jpg This user once wanted to be like Joan of Arc but then read how the story ended.
I'm an awesome Wikipedian!
This user has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian and was awarded his or her own day.

I am an associate professor of Linguistics at a major U.S. university. I have taught Linguistics both in the U.S. and in Ukraine.

My Real Name[edit]

I formerly had my real name here in case people wanted to contact me off-Wiki for a serious discussion about areas I have an interest in. Sadly, it was posted on an outside discussion forum as part of an attempt to solicit meat puppets in Wikipedia and I have felt it best to remove it. If something I have written here makes you curious about the field I work in, then send me an email through Wikipedia.


Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For your extraordinary scrutiny, precision, and community service. Cheers! Eustress (talk) 15:15, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
Rosetta Barnstar.png The Rosetta Barnstar
For the rewrite of the grammar and lexicology sections of the Maltese language page. Well done. MagdelenaDiArco (talk) 14:52, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
Christian morning star.svg The Morning Star Award
For your tireless efforts to improve some very important articles—I rarely give two awards to the same editor, but you deserve it! Eustress (talk) 06:51, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
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User:Taivo has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Taivo's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Taivo!

00:04, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

Peace Barnstar 6.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
In recognition of his considerable mediation efforts and oversight, I am delighted to present Taivo this award, with Thanks. ܥܝܪܐܩ (talk) 22:52, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Whether we are wrong or right, you had a diplomacy in demanding the exact data while editing. Karthiksabaasha (talk) 12:16, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
Choco chip cookie.png Thanks for keeping Reformed Egyptian in your radar. John Foxe (talk) 18:55, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

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