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Me in my home office

About this blog
This blog contains my musings on language, linguistics and related topics.

Who am I
My name is Simon Ager (pictured top right), I live in Bangor in Wales and earn my living from Omniglot. I speak a number of languages, and am fascinated by language and linguistics. More about me.

What’s an Omniglot?
Omniglot is a word I coined back in 1998. Originally it was the name of a web design and translation business I tried to set up, and it later became the name of my Online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages.

Omniglot (‘ɒmnɪˌglɒt) noun
1. having a command of all langauges
2. written in, composed of, or containing all languages
3. a person with a command of all languages
4. a book containing several versions of the same text written in all languages
5. a mixture or confusion of languages
[from Latin omnis (all) + Greek γλωσσα (glossa) - tongue/language]
Adapted from the definition of polyglot in Collins English Dictionary

Guest posts
I don’t usually publish guest posts on this blog, except from people who blog about languages and related topics, but will consider publishing language-related articles in the articles section of Omniglot.

Republishing posts
If you’d like to post any posts from this blog, you’re welcome to do so, as long as you include the following text: “Copyright © [Year] Simon Ager. For more language-related musing, go to Omniglot.com/blog

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