Hello, I'm Mnemosientje (/ˌmneːmoːˈsintʃə/). My contributions to Wiktionary consist for the most part of words in languages that interest me (usually long-dead ones), of etymologies, and of quotes I like from various sources. I was also made an administrator here a while ago.
In real life I study history and have previously studied classical languages. I especially love learning about Europe's "barbarians" of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, particularly the history and language of the Goths. As such, improving Wiktionary's coverage of the Gothic language has become something of a pet project of mine.
- I am a native Dutch speaker (Hollandic), and my English (both spoken and written) is pretty much fluent. My Hebrew is almost fluent, but when reading academic-level prose I still sometimes find myself reaching for a dictionary.
- I can read and write German quite well, but I do have trouble speaking it. My command of Spanish and French is less impressive still.
- Latin and Ancient Greek are two languages I've studied at university level and which I can read at an intermediate level. I once finished a course in Hittite, but have since forgotten most of it.
- Old Germanic languages interest me most of all. I can read Gothic and Old Saxon well enough, and to lesser degrees (in order of familiarity) Old High German, Old Dutch, Old English and various other medieval Germanic languages.
- I am currently actively learning Russian, in which I have a basic reading competency.
- I can read the Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Gothic and Cyrillic alphabets, as well as some Runic scripts.
- Bored? Check Wiktionary:Todo. (Note to self: Category:Tbot entries (Hebrew), this, cleanup create inventions in OE, devise some sort of normalization scheme for Vandalic - our coverage is a trainwreck)
- Dictionaries: Gothic, Old English (2), Old High German (2), Old Norse (2, idem?), Old Saxon, Old Frisian. (re: Koebler - see also this wiki and if his dictionaries are down, the Wayback Machine still has them usually)
- Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources
- Germanic: Germanic Lexicon Project, Lesekorpus Althochdeutsch (texts w/ great annotations for students of OHG, OSX and Old Dutch)
- Dutch: Dialect/accent map of the NL (audio), database w/ various Dutch etym. dictionaries, database of dialect dictionaries, even more dialect dictionaries, Old Dutch (Köbler), Corpus Gysseling online, very extensive pre-1301 Dutch corpus w/lemma and word-form search, Old, Middle and Modern Dutch + West Frisian dictionary search
- Old English: Grammar sheet (the rest of the website is great too), Poetry
- Old High German: Deutsch Diachron Digital (see the Lesekorpus Althochdeutsch above, more user-friendly)
- Old Norse: Various resources
- Old Saxon: Old-Saxon - English Heliand + OS grammar primer + 2 German translations
- Hittite: UTexas online material
- Latin/Greek: Ancient corpora (with regex parser), Texts + dictionaries, A few useful Latin downloads, Various Greek and Latin texts with vocab and grammar notes, also there's this, Logeion
- Meta: edits in category, Misc. en.wikt stats, My contributions, Discord server for Wiktionarians
- Varia: Suda, the Byzantine encyclopedia; TITUS
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