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New Omniglot designs

You might have noticed recently that various different designs are being tested on Omniglot. The idea is to improve user experience on the site, and to increase my revenue from the site. While the latter certainly is true – my income from Google ads has been up 200-300% since the changes were started a few […]

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Merry Christmas

Zalig kerstfeest / Nadolig Llawen / С Рождеством / Nollaig chridheil / Joyeux Noël / Nollick Ghennal / Frohe Weihnachten / Nollaig shona daoibh / A Blithe Yule and a Multilingual Merry Christmas to you. My Dutch studies a sort of on hold this week, but will continue after New Year – I was planning […]

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New video – The Interview

I just finished a new video which features a job interview in which one or both or the participants is having a laugh. Or are they being serious? If you fancy translating the dialogue into any other languages, just let me know, and I’ll send you the script.

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Recently Robbie Kunz of Learn that Language Now did an email interview with about my language learning experiences, and about the history and development of Omniglot. It is now online and I just thought you might be interested.

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New server

Currently I’m in the middle of moving Omniglot to a new web server provided by Kualo. This is going smoothly so far, but if you notice any error messages of other strangeness, don’t panic! The new server is managed, so any problems that might occur should be fixed quickly. My current server is ‘managed’ by […]

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New design for Omniglot

Recently I’ve been tinkering with the design of Omniglot. This doesn’t involves any major changes, at least I’m not planning to make any major changes at the moment – it’s more a case of changing colours and logos, and trying to improve menus. You might have noticed a few changes already – for example there […]


Happy New Year!

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I’m just wondering what you think of the wibiya toolbar I added to Omniglot this week – the green band that appears at the bottom of pages. Do you find it useful? Would you like to see other links or applications on it? I also decided it was time to change the template of this […]



Today is the fourth anniversary of this blog, and in the past four years no fewer than 988 posts and 9,533 comments have appeared here. In the same time the number of visitors to Omniglot has doubled from 500,000 a month to over a million, so I must be doing something right. When I first […]


Fragile? No, broken glass!

What does this symbol mean to you? Probably ‘fragile / handle with care’. This is not how everyone would interpret it though – apparently staff at port somewhere in Africa saw this symbol on boxes, assumed they were full broken glass and threw them all into the sea. [Source] Here are a few other symbols […]

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