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UTC+7 This user's time zone is UTC+7 and does not observe Daylight Saving Time.
en This user is a native speaker of English.
id-4 Pengguna ini mampu bersumbangsih dengan bahasa Indonesia mendekati penutur ibu.
ms-1 Pengguna ini dapat menyumbang dengan Bahasa Melayu bertaraf asasi.
de-2 Dieser Benutzer hat fortgeschrittene Deutschkenntnisse.
ar-1 هذا المستخدم يعرف مبادئ العربية.
jv-1 Panganggé puniki gadhah kawruh dhasar basa Jawi.
nl-1 Deze gebruiker heeft elementaire kennis van het Nederlands.
This user's native script is the Latin alphabet.
This user has an advanced understanding of the Greek alphabet.
This user has an intermediate understanding of the Arabic script.
This user has a basic understanding of the Cyrillic alphabet.
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You can call me Bisma.

To see my appearances on other Wikimedia projects, check out my global userpage on Wikimedia Meta-Wiki.

Notably, I am also on Wikipedia. Sometimes I am relatively more active on Wikipedia and other times more active here on Wiktionary. Then again, due to school, I'm not very active on Wiktionary (or Wikipedia), so I may not respond quickly to queries (as the above template suggests). That being said, if you wish to reach out to me via my talk page, reach out whenever and I wish to respond to your query as soon as possible once I really have enough free time for editing.

My contribution statistics: see on

My language/script fluency listings on the side (made using the Babel tag) are listed roughly in the order I've learned them (languages first, then scripts), but influenced by my fluency level as well. Do note that just because I've started learning a language earlier than another, it doesn't necessarily mean that I'm less fluent in the latter. I did not list languages that I can now barely speak and don't wish to speak, even though I was once actively learning them. Malay is an exception, listed right after Indonesian because I can quite understand Malay due to cognates and similar grammar, even though I've never really actively learned Malay.
In short, I've listed those languages in the order that I would use when introducing myself, especially considering relevance to Wiktionary.

Details on my fluency below:

  • I'm an Indonesian whose native language is actually English and has become fluent in Indonesian as a second language (indistinguishable from a native Indonesian speaker; fellow Indonesians who have met me, whether at first sight or having known me for long, automatically assume that my native language is Indonesian and that I have become fluent in English as a second language, until I tell them otherwise). I may, however, occasionally not know a rarely-used, "simple" word in Indonesian that everybody else knows (yet rarely uses), as well as perhaps not know some slang that everybody else knows (even though, otherwise, generally I can already use "colloquial Indonesian" as well with my friends without any problem whatsoever as if a native speaker) so I'm not sure about considering myself to be a native speaker of Indonesian as well (but I don't really mind being thought of as one).
    • The story of how this is the case (my nationality being Indonesian yet my native language being English) probably won't be fitting on a user page here (since I think it's irrelevant to Wiktionary), so I'm not going to write about it here. Besides, it's quite long. Sorry about that.
    • Either way, my native script (not language) is definitely Latin or Roman.
  • As someone fluent in Indonesian, I could understand Malay fairly well (since Indonesian is, at least historically, a standardized dialect of Malay), and there are a lot of cognates and the grammar is similar if not the same, but I consider myself far from being truly fluent in Malay. Besides, there are a lot of false friends as well.
  • German, Arabic, Javanese, and Dutch are four languages I'm currently learning (ordered left-to-right starting from the language that I wish for fluency the most, to the least), or at least looking to learn. I can already read Arabic script with harakat (though Arabic is mostly written without harakat, so I'm not sure if claiming to have an advanced understanding of the Arabic alphabet is a good idea), but I haven't been able to read Javanese script at all. Out of those four, though, I am currently best at German.
  • I used to want to learn Greek, French, Russian and Esperanto when I was younger, so I still have some skill in reading them (notably, I am very familiar with the modern Greek alphabet, and somewhat familiar with Cyrillic script).

Occasionally, having grown a bit of enthusiasm in linguistics, I may also "peek" into some languages such as Romanian, in the sense that I briefly read up about it and only grasp a brief overview. Then, I might be able to make a few edits for that language.

Unresolved "issues" I wish to deal with edit

Archives edit

If an issue was once here but no longer is, it likely has been resolved.

See here, for an archive of issues previously mentioned here that have now been resolved: User:Bismabrj/Archives#"Issues"_that_I_wish(ed)_to_deal_with_(that_are_now_resolved)

Unresolved issues are below (within this "Unresolved 'issues' I wish to deal with" section), if any.

Indonesian entries I wish to add or improve on edit

I have divided this section into four lists:

  • Group 1 is for red links; pages that do not yet exist. I wish to add the corresponding Indonesian entry alongside creating the page.
  • Group 2 is for pages that already exist (blue links), but do not yet have an Indonesian entry. I wish to add an Indonesian entry to the page.
  • Group 3 is for pages that already exist (blue links) and already have an Indonesian entry, but it's not the meaning I have in mind, or I'd like to add another. This means I want to add a particular definition or sense that isn't there yet.
  • Group 4 is for pages that already exist (blue links) that already have the entry I have in mind, but I find something lacking or needing improvement. I wish to improve on the page.

Each list is in alphabetical order (where space is taken into consideration, and each uppercase letter directly takes precedence over their corresponding lowercase form, e.g. A, a, B, b, C, c, etc.).

Group 1 edit

All of the pages listed below should be red links; they shouldn't yet exist. If any of them are already blue, I have yet to move them to the proper group.

Group 2 edit

All pages listed below should be blue links, that when visited, don't yet have an Indonesian section/entry (even if it has a Malay entry, it can still be listed here). If a link is red, or if the page already has an Indonesian entry, I have yet to move it to the proper group.

Group 3 edit

All pages listed below should be blue links that already have an Indonesian entry, but not with the definition or sense that I have in mind, or I'd like to add another. If a link is red, or if the Indonesian entry no longer exists, I have yet to move it to the proper group.

Group 4 edit

All pages listed below should be blue links that already have an Indonesian entry, but I wish to improve on. If a link is red, or if the Indonesian entry no longer exists, I have yet to move it to the proper group.

Other edit

See also: Wiktionary:Requested entries (Indonesian)

Other things in my to-do list edit

  1. Add documentation to Template:eo-head/documentation, especially regarding the pos= parameter, e.g. pos=adjective as used in pra. --Bismabrj (talk | contribs) 14:33, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
  2. Create Thesaurus:affix with "prefix", "infix" and "suffix" as hyponyms. --Bismabrj (talk | contribs) 16:50, 28 December 2020 (UTC)
  3. Add documentation to Template:id-noun/documentation, maybe about the plural settings as well, among others. --Bismabrj (talk | contribs) 08:53, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
  4. Create unified atomic mass unit, and edit the definition on u#Symbol so that it links to the multi-word term as a whole instead of individual one-word terms. --Bismabrj (talk | contribs) 10:24, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  5. Create unchecked square, with the help of this resource and unch. --Bismabrj (talk | contribs) 16:23, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  6. Add the physics sense to strain. --Bismabrj (talk | contribs) 17:07, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  7. Add Javanese manut, and somehow maybe add KBBI Daring as a reference...? Should KBBI be considered to be Indonesian-only or...? Maybe this needs to be discussed first? --Bismabrj (talk | contribs) 08:34, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
  8. List Indonesian translations at yearbook. --Bismabrj (talk | contribs) 18:11, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

Things planned to be done at a specified time in the future edit

  1. (1 November 2021) By the time the meta:Community_Wishlist_Survey_2022 is announced for the first time (start checking from the beginning of November 2021), if there are still entries in the category wikt:CAT:E that have the "Lua error: not enough memory" error, re-propose this proposal: meta:Community_Wishlist_Survey_2020/Wiktionary/More_Lua_memory_for_Wiktionary. I really hope I won't forget. --Bismabrj (talk | contribs) 14:50, 27 December 2020 (UTC)