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I'm in a remote WiFi-less land right now so I'm not editing.
I'll be back in early August.

Babel user information
en-N This user has a native understanding of English.
de-3 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf hohem Niveau.
cmn-2 This user has intermediate knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.
ru-1 Этот участник владеет русским языком на начальном уровне.
ga-1 buneolas ag an úsáideoir seo maidir le Gaeilge.
sco-1 This uiser can contreebute wi ae laich level o Scots.
gsw-1 Dää Benutzer cha e bitzeli Alemannisch.
This user's native script is the Latin alphabet.
This user has an intermediate understanding of the Cyrillic alphabet.
This user has an intermediate understanding of the Greek alphabet.

This user has a basic understanding of Simplified Chinese.
This user has an advanced understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
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I used to be User:Gormflaith

on prescriptivism patrol

Hello. I'm Julia.

Born: 1999, Rhode Island
Residence: Ohio
Occupation: B.A. student, studying linguistics, German and math
Years active: 2017-present

Currently working on:[edit]

  • Adding Alemannic entries
  • Improving Alemannic, Bavarian, Cimbrian, and Mòcheno entries
    • Categorizing, alternative forms, etymology
  • Harvesting words from below sources
  • Categorizing other LDLs
  • Adding pictures
  • Organizing descendants
  • Adding Middle English entries from the Canterbury Tales


Useful stuff

Fun stuff

Sources to harvest words from[edit]





Babel annotated[edit]

  • en: boring General American accent
  • de-3: 8 years. Standard. Pretty fluent but can't read Goethe without some dict.leo.
  • cmn-2: 4 years. Wuhan dialect; Beijing dialect is noticeably harder to understand. I can talk to youths and order food and stuff but can't say anything intelligent. Can speak way better than read.
  • ru-1: 1 year. Might be able to get by as a tourist in Moscow as long as no one says anything too complicated.
  • ga-1: 3 years on and off, self-study. Simple conversation and vocab.
  • sco-1: 6 months, mostly self-study. My final for my ling class was on Scots. Can read and speak some.
  • gsw-1: 6 months, self-study and classroom. My German class was a ling class about German varieties. Can understand to some extent but can't speak.