Joined 19 August 2014

Hello, I'm Smashhoof. I'm a graduate student in the US studying Computer Science. In my undergraduate, I studied both linguistics and computer science. My main interest in linguistics is historical linguistics of Bantu languages, or Niger-Congo languages more generally. I studied Zulu for nearly 4 years, so that's the language I'm most familiar with other than English. On Wiktionary, I like to code modules or just add new entries for African languages. I also like to find etymologies and compile lists of cognate words for descendant lists.

en This user is a native speaker of English.
zu-3 Lo msebenzisi ukwazi ukunikela ngezinga lesiZulu eliphakemeyo.
es-2 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau élémentaire de français.
rw-1 Uyu mukoresha ashobora kugiramo uruhare n'Ikinyarwanda cyangwa Ikirundi biciriritse.
sw-1 Mtumiaji huyu aweza kushiriki kwa Kiswahili cha kiwango cha msingi.
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TODO ListEdit

  • Add entries for stative verbs (dabukile, enabile, jabulile, etc.)
  • Fix Module:zu-verbs to handle -thi, -sho, and -azi
  • Add tone to Module:zu-verbs
  • Add tone to Zulu noun and adjective inflections
  • Remove locative palatalization from monosyllabic Zulu nouns.
  • Fix tone in Zulu adjective inflection table
  • Make it so the inflection table links automatically create the proper entries.


  • *ìdìbà: Should it have a variant ìdíbá? Bankon, Basaa, Duala, Kol, and Lingala descendants suggest so. Need to examine tone more closely.