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This user is currently working on

  • Improving Hindi (12,484)
  • Improving Punjabi (1,262)
    • Making inflection templates
  • Prakrits, cognates across IA
  • Sanskrit terms with strong PIE etymology; Proto-Indo-Iranian
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en-N This user has a native understanding of English.
hi-N इस सदस्य को हिन्दी का मातृभाषा के समान ज्ञान है।
ur-4 اس صارف کو اردو سے تقریباً مادری زبان کے درجہ کی واقفیت ہے۔
bra-2 This user has intermediate knowledge of Braj.
awa-1 इ सदस्य कय अवधी कय प्राथमिक ज्ञान है।
zh-2 这位用户的中文达到中级水平
cmn-2 This user has intermediate knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.
pa-2 ਇਸ ਵਰਤੋਂਕਾਰ ਕੋਲ਼ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਦਾ ਠੀਕ-ਠਾਕ ਗਿਆਨ ਹੈ।
gu-1 આ સભ્યને ગુજરાતીનું પ્રાથમિક કક્ષાનું જ્ઞાન છે.
mr-1 या सदस्याला मराठी चे प्राथमिक ज्ञान आहे.
sa-1 एषः सदस्यः सरल-संस्कृतेन लेखितुं शक्नोति ।
psu-1 This user has basic knowledge of Sauraseni Prākrit.
pmh-1 This user has basic knowledge of Māhārāṣṭri Prākrit.
pka-1 This user has basic knowledge of Ardhamāgadhī Prākrit.
fa-1 این کاربر فارسی را در حد مقدماتی می‌فهمد.
ae-1 This user has basic knowledge of Avestan.
peo-1 This user has basic knowledge of Old Persian.
ine-pro-1 Só dʰértōr ph₂wóm séneh₂s dn̥ǵʰuh₂és wékʷti.
ta-0 இந்தப் பயனர் தமிழில் பயிற்சி இல்லாதவர் (அல்லது கடினப்பாடுகளுடன் விளங்கிக் கொள்ளகிறார்).
ml-0 ഈ ഉപയോക്താവിനു മലയാളഭാഷയിൽ ഒട്ടും അറിവ് ഇല്ല (അല്ലെങ്കിൽ മലയാളം വളരെ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടിയാണു മനസ്സിലാക്കുന്നത്).
Users by language
بازیچۂ اطفال ہے دنیا مرے آگے
ہوتا ہے شب و روز تماشا مرے آگے
बाज़ीचा-ए-अतफ़ाल है दुनिया मेरे आगे
होता है शब-ओ-रोज़ तमाशा मेरे आगे
before me is the world, a playground for children
before me a show plays out, day-and-night
Mirza Ghalib
At times I think that etymology should be classed as a "social disease" – perhaps requiring one to ring a little bell to warn the healthy.
David Neil Mackenzie
कोस कोस पे पानी बदले, चार कोस पे बानी।
Water's taste changes every two coss, and the language every four.
—a Hindi proverb

Who am I?[edit]

Hello! I'm an admin here. I was born in New Delhi, South Asia with English and Hindi as my native languages. I help out with any Indian languages I can get my hands on (perhaps too many for my own good), as well as Old Iranian, Proto-Indo-Iranian, and Proto-Indo-European. I've also been learning Mandarin for five years now.

In real life, I am a freshman at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., double majoring in Computer Science and Linguistics. I am a member of the NERT research lab there, which works on topics in NLP/CL such as meaning representations, NLG, NLU, and pretty much anything else we can get our hands on.

I'm also active on Hindi Wikipedia as a translator of English articles, and on English Wikipedia as a member of WikiProject India. I've been trying to "fix" Hindi Wiktionary for a while now as well.

My name has an entry at Hindi आर्यमन (āryaman) which ultimately derives from Proto-Indo-Iranian *aryamán-.


  • Aryaman Arora; Luke Gessler; Nathan Schneider (2020), “Supervised Grapheme-to-Phoneme Conversion of Orthographic Schwas in Hindi and Punjabi”, in Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics[1], pages 7791–7795


UTC-5 This user's time zone is UTC-5 and observes Daylight Saving Time UTC-4 (March – November).

I want to learn some Southeast Asian languages eventually.

Figure out the deal with Hindustani and the regional Hindi dialects; perhaps something like {{zh-dial-syn}} that also automatically grabs Urdu spellings from Hindi headword line templates would be a solution.

There are more Macedonian entries than Hindi entries...

  • Figure out how to add Indian Sign Language ins
  • insource:/\#\: \{\{lang\|hi/



  • GenAm (maybe a little Southern accent?) English.
  • Delhi Hindi, with (ŕ) as [ɾɪ].
    • (ai) and (au) are monophthongs.
  • Beijing Mandarin Chinese.
  • Mexican Spanish.
  • North Indian Classical Sanskrit.
  • Majhi Punjabi.


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