User:MGorrone

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it-N Questo utente può contribuire con un livello madrelingua in italiano.
en-4 This user has near native speaker knowledge of English.
fr-3 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances avancées en français.
es-3 Este usuario tiene un conocimiento avanzado del español.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf grundlegendem Niveau.
cmn-3 This user has advanced knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.
ja-1 この利用者は初級日本語ができます。
la-3 Hic usor callidissima Latinitate contribuere potest.
grc-2 Ὅδε ὁ χρώμενος μέσην γνῶσιν τῆς ἀρχαίας ἑλληνικῆς ἔχει.
nap-2 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello intermedio in Napulitano.
lmo-1 Quel druvat chì 'l gh'ha una cunuscenza basilar del Lumbard.
eml-3 Cl'utèint ché al pōl dêr 'na mân cun un livèl dimòndi bòun d' Emiliàn e rumagnòl.
ro-0 Acest utilizator nu are cunoștințe de română (sau înțelege cu mare dificultate).
id-0 Pengguna ini tidak mengerti bahasa Indonesia (atau hanya dengan sangat sulit).
zu-0 Lomsebenzisi akanalo noluncane ulwazi lwesiNgisi (okanye kunzima kakhulu ukusiqondisisa).
ru-0 Этот участник не владеет русским языком (или понимает его с трудом).
cs-0 Tento uživatel nerozumí česky (nebo rozumí se značnými problémy).
sk-0 Tento redaktor nerozumie po slovensky (alebo rozumie so značnými problémami).
sh-0 Ovaj korisnik ne razumije srpskohrvatski (ili ga razumije s velikim poteškoćama).
nl-0 Deze gebruiker heeft geen kennis van het Nederlands (of begrijpt het met grote moeite).
da-0 Denne bruger har intet kendskab til dansk (eller forstår det kun med stor vanskelighed).
sv-0 Den här användaren har inga kunskaper i svenska (eller förstår det bara med en stor svårighet).
ar-0 هذا المستخدم ليس لديه معرفة بالعربية (أو يفهمها بصعوبة بالغة).
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Grek-4
This user has a near-native understanding of the Greek alphabet.
Я
Cyrl-2
This user has an intermediate understanding of the Cyrillic alphabet.
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IPA-4
This user has a comprehensive understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
ض
Arab-1
This user has a basic understanding of the Arabic abjad.
ש
Hebr-1
This user has a basic understanding of the Hebrew script.
{{t}}-1 This user knows the basics of how to use wiki templates in entries.

Hira-2
This user has an intermediate understanding of Hiragana.

Kana-2
This user has an intermediate understanding of Katakana.

Jpan-1
This user has a basic understanding of the Japanese script.
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Hi, I'm MGorrone. I also sometimes appear as 87.8.50.210 and 91.252.95.70 because my computer keeps logging me out and I often fail to notice that :). Anyway I would like to expand on the Babel Box at the side of these words.

As it states, I'm native in Italian. I daresay I'm near-native in English because I've spent very much time in England. As such, my English is, in its accent, British, maybe with a tad of American taken up from movies. In terms of vocabulary, I do not really distinguish British from American, so for example I used "movies", which unless I'm much mistaken is American. Some slang or dialectal terms may be unknown to me, but otherwise I have no problem at all with English. Conversationally, I have problems with strong American accents or non-native ones, especially if combined with exaggerated speed, as happens in movies, which I often watch with subs. As for French, Italian is of help, as they are related and similar, but of course my level 3 is not only for that. I have studied it as one of the first foreign languages besides English, one of the first and many, because I like languages. Then we have Spanish. In that case, Italian is really of help, because the similarity is even greater than that with French. I studied it very little, but I can understand it well enough. Then we can get to Latin. I studied it in school and can understand many author texts without using a dictionary. Ancient Greek, which I studied on my own, requires rather more dictionary usage, but in the end I guess it's good enough. Then we have German and Chinese. My German is a bit rusty and was never that good even when in full practice. My vocab is not too wide, my knowledge of declensions is scarce, but for the rest my grammar is fine and, given a dictionary, I should be able to crack mostly anything. As with, but rather more than, the other languages I have mentioned, I have problems with speed in conversation. That goes for Chinese too. Now Chinese I have studied both on my own and with lessons, I have managed once a short conversation in Chinese, but natives with problems distinguishing l from n and s from sh and similar can be troublesome for my comprehension. Also, speedy Chinese sounds like Greek (or, as we say in Italian, Arabic) to me. Then we have a list of languages I understand, to a varying extent, by word-by-word sequencing and Wiktionary searches. That's what I indicate with level 0. In order of decreasing in-reading understanding, Japanese, Romanian, Indonesian, Zulu, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish. Finally, a list of dialects which I understand by comparison with Italian: Neapolitan and "Milanese", which is, though I don't distinguish it from "Brianzolo", the dialect of the place where I live, so I picked up a bit of it in school and a bit of it is in widespread use in the spoken language around my home. Then there is the Romagnolo dialect, which I picked up from my grandparents in Russi, near Ravenna.

Now we move to computer languages. LaTeX I have learnt to a rather good level, though some pieces of code I sometimes see are really like Greek. Java, I learnt in Uni, with two courses: one on "imperative" programming and one on OOP. I will soon improve my knowledge of MATLAB as it is linked with an exam I'll take in September. Unfortunately, my knowledge of Wikicode is extremely poor, and I very often have problems which I fix either by lucky guessing or by trying to find the same thing in another page and copying the way it's done there. I hope to improve, but I'm rather busy and getting near graduation, so I have little time to read the editing guide.

Well, that's about it. I see quite a few templates I would need are not present. Could someone create them for me? Thanks. I hope I can contribute to this wonderful site which has been of great help with many languages.