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Omniglot is an encyclopedia of writing systems
You can find more details of the contents of Omniglot on the sitemap,
and a list of all the writing systems and languages featured on the site in
the A-Z index.
There is also an Omniglot
a Facebook page,
and a YouTube Channel,
and I'm on Twitter and
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Omniglot was set up in 1998 by me, Simon Ager,
and I have been maintaining and developing the site since then. Many other people
have made contributions of new material,
corrections and suggestions, for which I'm profoundly grateful.
About this site |
Omniglot - a potted history |
About me |
My language learning adventures |
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My songs |
My musical adventures |
My juggling adventures
No. I have A Levels in French and German, a BA (Hons) Chinese
and Japanese, and an MA in Linguistics. I have also done short
courses in Welsh and Irish, and have taught myself quite a few
other languages. So I know quite a lot about some languages, and
a little about many others, but would not call myself an expert
on any of them. I rely on books, websites and you, my wonderful visitors,
for information and corrections. If you spot any mistakes or errors,
or can provide new information, please contact me.
All information and advice I provide on Omniglot and via
email is free of charge. Omniglot generates income via
advertising and affiliate programs and has been my main source
of income since 2008. The income from the site covers
running costs of the site and of its creator/curator.
For details of advertising opportunites please see my
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Since March 2004 this site has been visited by over 107 million
people from every single country in the world, except Western Sahara.
An average of 1.8 million unique visitors a month
(58,900 a day) make 2.2 million visits to Omniglot and view
3.7 million pages - these averages are based on stats
for the last 6 months. The most popular pages get
between 40,000 and 104,000 impressions (page views) per month.
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This site is hosted by Kualo on servers
based in the UK which run on electricity from renewable sources. My home, where I
work, is powered by the solar panels on my roof, and from other
renewable sources via Ecotricty.
Almost all my work is done online and few things need to be
printed, so my home office is more or less paperless.
Generally I aim to use resources in the most efficent ways I can.
I don't have a car and can walk everywhere I need to go in Bangor,
and cycle, get lifts, or travel by train, bus, boat or occasionaly plane
when I venture further afield.
Omniglot was incorporated as a limited company in 2008. This
sounds quite grand, but it is in fact a one-man operation. I
am also a member of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
Omniglot Limited is registered in England & Wales
Registration number: 6624958
Registered office: 11 William Street, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 1BG
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