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lad-N Este usador es un hablante nativo de Judeo-Espanyol.
es-4 Este usuario tiene un conocimiento casi nativo del español.
fr-3 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances avancées en français.
af-2 Hierdie gebruiker het middelbare kennis van Afrikaans.
eo-2 Ĉi tiu uzanto havas meznivelan scion de Esperanto.
no-2 Denne brukeren har nokså god kjennskap til norsk (bokmål).
got-2 𐍃𐌰 𐌱𐍂𐌿𐌺𐌾𐌰𐌽𐌳𐍃 𐌷𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌹𐌸 𐌲𐍉𐌳𐌰𐌹𐌼 𐌼𐌰𐌷𐍄𐌹𐌼 𐌺𐌿𐌽𐌸𐌹 𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌹𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌹𐌶𐍉𐍃 𐍂𐌰𐌶𐌳𐍉𐍃.
xvn-1 This user has basic knowledge of Vandalic.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf grundlegendem Niveau.
ar-1 هذا المستخدم لديه معرفة أساسية بالعربية.
arq-1 هذا المستخدم لديه معرفة أساسية بجازايرية.
nds-1 Disse Bruker versteiht en beten wat vun Plattdüütsch.
quc-0 This user has no knowledge of Kʼicheʼ (or understands it with considerable difficulty).
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Haila! Eila! My name is Alex, though I am better known as Saiwalo Ausigaists, or as Teudogrima. I'm the director of the branch of the Gothic Revival Movement known as "Wistrawigs", as well as the co-founder of the "Geiseric Society", a society dedicated to the promotion of Vandalic studies and the reconstruction of the Vandalic language.

I live in the US in the Chicago area, but am originally from Guatemala, in Central America. I am a proud member of both the Guatemalan German and the K'iche' Maya minorities of Guatemala and wear those badges on my sleeve with pride. My Mother's side also is one of the few families in Guatemala to have maintained Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) as the native language of the house, preserving an otherwise lost link to a Sephardic heritage. I am a student of Germanic and Romance languages, with a foundational education in English and French languages. My passion, however, is East Germanic. I have been studying the Gothic language since I was 14 years old, and became involved in the Gothic Revival as a key member in 2019, and founded the Geiseric Society along with a fellow Vandalic enthusiast in the same year. Since then, I have been working tirelessly to promote these wonderful languages and give them a new life in the 21st century.

Aside from languages, I have an interest in Religions as well. Sufism, Gnosticism and Arian Christianity are big favorites of mine.

My work on Wikiontary is primarily concerned with working with Gothic and its overlooked and underappreciated sibling, Vandalic. I am currently working with a group to reconstruct as much of the Vandalic language as is possible.

My Resources for the reconstruction are as follows:

  • Onesti, Nicoletta, Tracing the Language of the Vandals
  • Shackleton Bailey, D.R., Anthologia Latina, I, 1. Libri Salmasiani aliorumque carmina, a cura
  • Onesti, Nicoletta, Latin-Germanic Hybrid Names from Vandal Africa and related Problems, in: Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Onomastic Sciences
  • Wrede, Ferdinand, Über die Sprache der Wandalen
  • Onesti, Nicoletta, The Language and names of the Vandals
  • Snædal, Magnús, The "Vandal" Epigram
  • Adams, J.N. The Regional Diversification of Latin
  • Lewicki, Tadeusz, Une langue romane oubliée de l'Afrique du Nord. Observations d'un arabisant
  • Wright, Joseph, Grammar of the Gothic Language
  • Fanciullo, Franco, Un capitolo della Romania submersa: il latino africano
  • Lehmann, Winfred, A Grammar of Proto-Germanic
  • Kroonen, Guus, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic