This user is currently working on

  • Improving Hindi (14,667)
  • Improving Punjabi (3,061)
    • Making inflection templates
  • Prakrits, cognates across IA
  • Sanskrit terms with strong PIE etymology; Proto-Indo-Iranian
UTC-5 This user's time zone is UTC-5 and observes Daylight Saving Time UTC-4 (March – November).
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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).
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This user's native script is the Latin alphabet.

This user's native script is Devanagari.

This user has a near-native understanding of the Gujarati script.

This user has a near-native understanding of the Gurmukhi script.

This user has an advanced understanding of the Bengali script.
This user has an advanced understanding of the Greek alphabet.
This user has an intermediate understanding of the Arabic script.

This user has an intermediate understanding of Simplified Chinese.
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بازیچۂ اطفال ہے دنیا مرے آگے
ہوتا ہے شب و روز تماشہ مرے آگے
बाज़ीचा-ए-अतफ़ाल है दुनिया मिरे आगे
होता है शब-ओ-रोज़ तमाशा मिरे आगे
bazīcā-e-atfāl hai duniyā mire āge
hotā hai śab-o-roz tamāśā mire āge
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।
kos kos pe pānī badle, cār kos pe bānī.
Water's taste changes every two coss, and the language every four.
—a Hindi proverb

Who am I?Edit

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, 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-.


I do computational linguistics research. Check out my publications.

Things I do/didEdit

  • 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.
  • 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 Kholosi (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 a really good Iranicist, however.
    • Avestan, Old Persian.
    • Also have made some PIE entries. Familiar enough with the sources, but not expert enough to reconstruct on my own given data.
  • Others



  • 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.


See AlsoEdit