User:Aperiarcam

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en This user is a native speaker of English.
de-3 Dieser Benutzer hat sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse.
la-3 Hic usuarius callidissima latinitate contribuere potest.
grc-3 Ὅδε ὁ διασκευαστoὴς ἀρχαίαν Ἑλληνικὴν γλῶσσαν γράφειν ἄριστα οἷος τ' ἐστί.
ar-2 هذا المستخدم يتحدث اللغة العربية بشكل جيد.‎
arz-2 المستخدم ده يتكلم مصري كويس.‎
ja-2 この利用者はある程度日本語を話します。
es-2 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.
fa-1 دانش فارسی این کاربر درسطح مبتدی است.‎
fr-1 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau élémentaire de français.
zh-1 該用戶能以基本中文進行交流。
该用户能以基本中文进行交流。
yi-1 ‫דער באַניצער האָט תּוך־ידיעה פֿון ייִדיש.‬‎
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  • Hey there! My primary interest on Wiktionary is expanding the Arabic (and, to a lesser extent, Persian) entries.
  • I am also capable of editing German, Latin, Ancient Greek, and Japanese entries. I can read Spanish with no problems but you probably won't see me on that side of Wiktionary very often. I also moonlight in Hebrew, mainly in interlinking between Hebrew and Arabic. I can parse individual Hebrew words, but I can't understand Hebrew on a sentence level. I am learning Yiddish, which means mainly learning the differences between Yiddish and German. I can't really compose in Yiddish, but I can read most Yiddish thanks to German and a smattering of Hebrew vocabulary.
  • I can read Latin, Greek, Arabic, and Hebrew script, as well as the kana and most joyo kanji through sixth grade. I can read Hangul and Cyrillic very slowly. I cannot read Devanagari at all.
  • All my knowledge of Mandarin Chinese comes from my Chinese ancestry, which means decent conversation but generally poor reading and writing. Japanese helped with characters somewhat, but I am still unfamiliar with the Chinese readings of most kanji I know - though the on'yomi and phonetic components of the characters often allow me to get a vague idea. This also means I can sometimes understand a sentence written in Chinese without knowing how to pronounce it. I use traditional characters (fantizi), but am often unaware when these characters diverge from Japanese shinjitai.
  • I can transcribe all the languages I know into IPA, except Chinese, for which I use pinyin exclusively.
  • I am a native speaker of American English (New England) and have a fairly comprehensive understanding of formal English grammar and style. I am generally a descriptive grammarian and an inclusionist, however, so my understanding of prescriptive grammar rules doesn't necessarily mean that I follow them all the time.

  • If you have something you would like help on in one of the languages I've listed, chances are I'm willing to help. Hit me up.
  • I can be careless sometimes. If you have a problem with an edit or entry of mine, hit me up.

Excellent Language Resources[edit]

If you are studying any of the languages listed below, these are books that helped me greatly. Particularly excellent works get an asterisk (*).
I also own a copy of the Bible in all of the languages below (except Yiddish). If you are familiar with the Bible, this is an excellent way to start reading a sophisticated text quickly, without constantly having to stop and look up words.
Print:

  • German
    • Hammer's German Grammar and Usage*, Durrell
  • Latin
    • Bradley's Arnold - Latin Prose Composition, Arnold and Bradley
    • The Loeb Classical Library series (Harvard U. press)
  • Ancient Greek
    • Greek: An Intensive Course*, Hansen and Quinn
    • A Reader's Greek New Testament*, Goodrich and Lukaszweski (eds.)
    • The Loeb Classical Library series (Harvard U. press)
  • Arabic
    • A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic*, Ryding
    • The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, Wehr, ed. Cowan
    • Arabic Verbs, Mace
  • Japanese
    • Japanese Newspaper Compounds, Kikuoka
    • The Dictionary of Japanese Grammar series, Makino and Tsutsui
    • Grundkurs der modernen japanischen Sprache, Saito and Silberstein (German)
  • Spanish
    • A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish, Butt and Benjamin
  • Persian
    • Persian Grammar*, Mace
  • English
    • The Elements of Style, Strunk and White

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