About the author

A photo of Simon Ager, author of Omniglot, taken on 26th January 2023

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

I've always been interested in languages, and have studied quite a few, including French and German at school, and Chinese and Japanese at university. I speak some languages fluently and others fairly well.

More details of my language learning adventures.

When not learning languages, I like to read, sing, write songs and tunes, and play musical instruments and juggle.

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 musical adventures | My singing adventures | Song writing | Tunesmithing | My juggling adventures

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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, Hindi, 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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