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ur-4 اس صارف کو اردو سے تقریباً مادری زبان کے درجہ کی واقفیت ہے۔
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कोस कोस पे पानी बदले, चार कोस पे बानी।
kos kos pe pānī badle, cār kos pe bānī.
Water's taste changes every two coss, and the language every four.
—a Hindi proverb

Hello! I'm Aryaman Arora (Hindi: /ˈɑːɾ.jə.mən‿əˈɾoː.ɽɑː/, English: /ˈɑɹ.jʌ.mən‿əˈɹɔ.ɹə/). I'm an admin here. I was born in New Delhi with English and Hindi as my native languages but live in the U.S. now. I help out with any Indian (/South Asian) 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 and German for some time now.

In real life, I am a Ph.D. student at Stanford University, in the field of natural language processing — which I probably would not be if not for editing Wiktionary since middle school!

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

Things I do/did edit

  • Hindi
    • A lot of entries. Improvements to nearly every entry (poke me if you find a bad one) adding senses, well-researched etymologies, usage examples, and references. A lot of entries result from words I encounter in daily life. The aim is to make Wiktionary a modern Hindi-English dictionary; the byproduct is improving my own knowledge of the language.
    • {{hi-IPA}} and its backend (for automatic phonemic/phonetic transcriptions from translit).
    • Various fiddlings and improvements with Hindi transliteration.
    • Various iterations of inflectional templates (now modules), the latest of which is initiated by @Benwing2 ({{hi-conj}}, {{hi-ndecl}}, {{hi-adecl}}).
  • Other Indo-Aryan languages
    • Lots of entries added, especially those of Indo-Aryan etymology, for languages as big as Punjabi to highly marginalized languages such as Palula (and everything in between). Lots of editors I've worked with in those languages (and happy to work with more. All South Asian languages deserve a strong Internet presence.) Worked on/created transliteration modules for many many scripts, often with @Atitarev, @Wyang, @Kc kennylau, @DerekWinters.
    • Created lots of entries, infrastructure (templates, organization, etc.), and standardized formats for Sanskrit with @Bhagadatta and @JohnC5.
    • Structured the phylogenetic treatment of NIA and MIA languages.
    • Started (or played a significant role in) coverage of MIA languages (Prakrits, Pali, Ashokan) and Early NIA languages (Old Hindi, Old Marathi, etc.) with @Bhagadatta and @Kutchkutch. Created MOD:inc-ash/dial for Ashokan dialectal organization.
  • Indo-Iranian
    • Laid the foundations for and started our treatment and coverage of Proto-Indo-Iranian and Proto-Indo-Aryan with @Victar, @Bhagadatta, @JohnC5. Not an Iranicist, however.
    • Avestan, Old Persian.
    • Also have made some PIE entries.
  • Others

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