About the author

A photo of Simon Ager, author of Omniglot, taken on 9th April 2018

My name is Simon Ager, I live in Bangor in Wales and earn my living from this website. I'm originally from Lancashire in the northwest of England, and have also lived in France, Jersey, Taiwan and Japan.

I've always been interested in languages, and have studied quite a few. I speak English, French, Welsh, Mandarin and Irish fluently, and German, Japanese, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Manx and Esperanto fairly well. I also have a basic knowledge of twenty or so other languages.

More details of my language learning adventures.

After languages my main passion is music - I sing in a number of choirs and other groups, write songs and tunes, play various musical instruments and often go to concerts. I also enjoy reading, and juggling.

By the way, in case you're wondering, my surname, Ager, is pronounced /'eɪgə/. It apparently comes from the Saxon name Ēadgār.

About this site | Omniglot - a potted history | About me | My language learning adventures | My singing adventures | My songs | My tunes | My musical adventures | My juggling adventures

Wordle picture of the English version of this text


About me in other languages

These languages are arranged in alphabetic order according to their native names.

অসমীয়া, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, বাংলা, català, čeština, Chabacano, Cymraeg, dansk, Deutsch, eesti, English, Englisc, العربية, ελληνικά, español, Esperanto, فارسى, français, Gaeilge, Gaelg, Gàidhlig, Gutiska (𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌹𐍃𐌺𐌰), 한국어, Hiligaynon, Íslenska, italiano, עברית, Kadazan, Kala Lagaw Ya, Kernewek, Lingua Latina, magyar, मराठी, монгол, Neddersassisch, Nederlands, 日本語, norsk, occitan, ภาษาไทย, polski, português, român, Русский, Shqip, slovenčina, suomi, Svenska, Tagalog, Tamasheq, தமிழ், Türkçe, ײִדיש, 中文

Note: not all the translations of this text are exactly the same as the English version. In some cases, this is because I've translated them slightly differently, in others it's because I don't know the languages well enough to be able to change the translations to reflect changes in the English text. If you can help keep any of the translations up-to-date, or have spotted things that need correcting, please contact me.


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