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Joined 4 July 2016
UTC-6 This user's time zone is UTC-6 and observes Daylight Saving Time.

en This user is a native speaker of English.
de-2 Dieser Benutzer hat fortgeschrittene Deutschkenntnisse.
nb-1 Denne brukeren har litt kjennskap til bokmål.
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This user's native script is the Latin alphabet.

This user has an advanced understanding of Hiragana.

This user has an advanced understanding of Katakana.
This user has an advanced understanding of the Cyrillic alphabet.
This user has an intermediate understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
This user has a basic understanding of the Arabic abjad.
This user has a basic understanding of the Greek alphabet.
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Hi! I'm pretty new to editing Wiktionary (I joined on July 4th, 2016), but I hope to be a long-time contributor, if not one who makes a lot of good edits (we'll see how much time I have!). If you notice any issues with my work, please do leave a message on my talk page. I really appreciate it when people help me recognize my own mistakes. If you have suggestions or mundane, repetitive tasks that need doing but can't exactly be done by a bot (but can be done by someone who knows a bit about the language but can't speak it), I love this kind of work (who knows why, but I do). I can learn how to use a template quickly (though I cannot edit or understand the coding that goes into them), and I can quickly learn basic grammar rules. My interest in editing has much to do with being involved with languages other than English, so right now I'm mostly editing Hungarian entries. If you would love to have somebody helping out in the language you work on, and are willing to guide me a bit at first, feel free to ask me (though unless it's German or English I cannot speak the language at a proficient level). I'm getting wordy about this. Bottom line: If you think there is some specific task I could help with, let me know and I'll add it to my mental list of to-dos.

A note about the scripts I've noted to the right - My level is based on how well I understand the phonetics and pronunciations of the script, not on whether I can understand words (my level in actually understanding and speaking a language is under "Languages", not "Scripts") - so don't assume I can read Japanese if it's in hiragana! I can just read it phonetically, not understand it. Also, my German level is probably closer to 2.5 or higher, but I'm underestimating myself to be safe.

Atalina - bummer, when I was 7 I totally thought I had made this name up for my SpongeBob typing game username... Would be cool to see the etymology sometime (though I'm not the one who placed the request)

I guess I can say a bit about myself here, too. I'm a senior in high school, and planning on majoring in music education and then getting a job teaching foreigners English online on the side. I adore and enjoy all sorts of things, but languages and music are two of my passions (of course, I love science and math too, but more for the learning part than actually using my knowledge). As for what to refer to me as, Atalina works, though it's not my real name (which you probably inferred already). What pronoun to use for me? I don't care. "He", "she", and "they" all work, just don't use "it".