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Erutuon

Joined 20 February 2009
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en This user is a native speaker of English.
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Arab-2
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lua-3 This user can write more complex Lua modules.
JS-1 This user knows the basics of how to write JavaScript code and make minor tweaks.
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Ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, Μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ
πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσε·
...

For infrequently updated information about me, see my page on English Wikipedia.

Here on Wiktionary, I mainly edit Ancient Greek entries. I have a decent grasp of Latin too, and some knowledge of Old English. I can read the Arabic alphabet and have a decent understanding of the morphology. I am quite fascinated by historical phonology and wish there were more phonological information in etymology sections on Wiktionary, to make it less of a mystery how words have changed form.

Wiktionary has some amazing modules, but Wikipedia is relatively primitive, for instance, using millions of templates to convert language codes to language names. I'm trying to fix this problem. Module:Language (and {{wikt-lang}}) is my attempt at creating something like {{m}} and {{l}}, and Module:Ancient Greek is based on an old version of Module:grc-translit. It's slow going, because I'm new to module coding.

JavaScriptEdit

I've created a number of functions in the framework of TemplateScript to perform tedious editing tasks with a single click, like adding {{non-gloss definition}} or {{subst:chars|grc}}, updating Ancient Greek conjugation tables, or converting lists of derived or related terms to the templates {{der3}} and {{rel3}}. These can be found here.

My function to add a Contributions tab to User and User talk pages can be found at User:Erutuon/contributionsTab.js.

PronunciationEdit

I speak a weirdly simplified variety of American English with a split based on Canadian raising and no distinction between the "short i" vowel and schwa.

/ai ˈspik ə ˈwiɹdly ˈsəmpləfai̯d vəˈrai̯əti əv əˈmeɹəkən ˈiŋɡləʃ wəθ ə ˈsplət best ɑn kəˈnediən ˈɹeziŋ ənd ˈno dəˈstiŋkʃən biˈtwin ðə ʃort ˈai̯ ˈvau̯əl ənd ʃwɑ ‖/

Un-lexicographical stuffEdit

My brother and I created a 24-hour clock that shows the path of the sun on any day at any location around the world. See NaturalClock.net. (It needs a lot of work on its user experience.)

My stuffEdit