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Languages I work onEdit

To doEdit

  • Label all Egyptian verb senses as transitive or intransitive and remove passives from inflection tables where needed.
  • Correct and properly templatize all the wrong and malformatted Egyptian translations.
  • Finish wikifying the Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor for use in quotations.
  • Make Manuel de Codage soft-redirects for all Egyptian entries.
  • Finish going through Allen’s Middle Egyptian Grammar and adding relevant grammatical information.
  • Add conventional Egyptological pronunciation for all Egyptian entries.
  • Go through Loprieno’s Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction and add reconstructed pronunciations for Egyptian entries wherever possible.
  • Make entries for all the missing words from the Egyptian Swadesh list.
  • Mark all non-nisba Egyptian adjectives as the appropriate type of participle.
  • Add all the most frequent Egyptian words — say, those that appear more than 100 times in the corpus of the Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae (ignoring a few excluded categories, 0 are missing).
  • Make inflection tables for Egyptian relative forms.
  • Remove systematic anglicizations from Egyptian proper nouns that don’t use them.
  • Make inflection tables for Egyptian participles or accomodate them in the adjective inflection table.
  • Add passive relative forms to the verb table, and possibly split nominal/emphatic relative forms into a separate column from the rest. Or maybe remove all the .tj and .tw passives from the table and just make a note.
  • Write Finish writing an appendix on Egyptian verbs.
  • Surpass 4000 Egyptian lemma pages in the long term (and so become the largest existing Egyptian dictionary in English, barring simple wordlists and Budge’s outdated mess).
  • Learn more about Late Egyptian and Demotic and expand coverage of those.
  • Add the missing Late Egyptian demonstratives, and eventually also the missing Old Egyptian ones.
  • Consider splitting the table of personal pronouns into stages (Old, Middle, Late Egyptian).
  • Consider getting rid of <hiero> tags in template parameters by using {{#tag:hiero|}} in templates. (This really needs a bot to do the tag-deletion gruntwork.) Bad idea until we get much better glyph support.
  • Make conjugation tables for more dialects of Coptic (at least Akhmimic and Lycopolitan; Oxyrhynchite would be nice too).


More detailed BabelEdit

(With approximate CEFR reference levels:)

  • Serbo-Croatian: C1, C2, or (probably) higher. First (native) language, now a bit atrophied. Like most modern Shtokavian speakers, I don’t distinguish short falling syllables from short rising ones or vowel length in unstressed syllables.
  • English: C2. Second language, learned from ~4 years old, now better than Serbo-Croatian. Native depending on how you define ‘native’. Mostly Midland American/General American pronunciation with some influence from the Northern Cities Vowel Shift. No cot–caught merger, no fronted /u/, no /æ/-breaking, some Canadian raising, retroflex r [ɻ]. /ɛ/ and /ɔ/ raise to [e] and [o] before [ɻ], /æ/ raises to [e] before /ŋ/ (all remain monophthongal). My vowels are pretty close to the ones in this chart, but with lower /æ/ and /ɛ/.
  • German: B2–C1 for reading, much lower for production (B1-ish?).
  • (Old and Middle) Egyptian: CEFR levels aren’t really applicable here. Maybe low B1-ish if I had to choose an equivalent. But even the most fluent Egyptologists don’t reach the fluency levels of advanced speakers of living languages, for obvious reasons.
  • Old Church Slavonic, Middle English, Russian: all around B2 for reading, A2 for production. Somewhat more theoretical linguistic knowledge for the dead languages, somewhat better production for the living.
  • Latin: A2- or B1-equivalent.
  • Ancient Greek: A2-equivalent.
  • Mandarin: Low A2.
  • Slovene: A2 comprehension plus some theoretical knowledge. No production.
  • Coptic: A1-ish, plus more in-depth knowledge of phonology and dialectology.
  • Spanish: A1-ish. Better for written comprehension.
  • Others: Macedonian and Bulgarian are at about B1 for comprehension via partial intelligibility with Serbo-Croat etc., but I’ve not yet made any conscious effort to learn them. Some reading knowledge of Middle High German, maybe A2-ish, but again no conscious effort to learn. Any former proficiency with Lojban has dwindled to nothing. I’ve made abortive efforts at learning Slavomolisano, Phoenician/Punic, Maquiritari, Classical Chinese, Kurmanji, Late Egyptian, Demotic, K’iche’, Old English, Kabardian, French, and Japanese in the past, and so have some minimal knowledge of how they work.


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