Human LanguageEdit


In theory, I am a native English speaker -- however, my facility with English is rather irregular. Of the four parts of language, my skills in writing are by far the best when measured by an academic standard.

ang-1Þes brūcere cann forðian mid grundlicgendre mǣðe Englisces.
Old English
enm-2Muchel knoweth this segge of Englissh.
Middle English
This user has an intermediate understanding of British English.
en-us-caDude, this person is totally a California English speaker.
Life on the Alta/Baja border, man
This user has a near-native understanding of Canadian English.
Maritimes, Newfoundland and Quebec, yah
SoE-3This here user has an advanced understandin' of Southern American English and has developed a mighty fine drawl.
I am truly blessed that my family hails from Charleston and New Orleans
LE-0This individual still maintains a shred of dignity in this insane world by adhering to correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalisation.
MixThis user has been influenced by too many dialects of English to use one orthography, vocabulary and grammar consistently.
Which ought to be self-evident, from the forgoing data


es-2Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.
Spanish (Castellano e idioma de México)
fr-3Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français.
fro-1Icest faitre poet assister a un nivel bas de la langue francor.
Old French
ast-3Esti usuariu pue contribuir con un nivel avanzáu d'asturianu.
ca-1Aquest usuari pot contribuir amb un nivell bàsic de català.
la-2Hic usor media latinitate contribuere potest.
oc-3Aqueste utilizaire pòt contribuir amb un nivèl avançat d'occitan.
pt-1Este usuário/utilizador pode contribuir com um nível básico de português.
ht-1Moun sa konnen kèk mo an kreyòl ayisyen.
Haitian (epi Kreyol Lwiziyen)


Japanese 日本語
Mandarin 中文
Wen 文言文 (literary Chinese)
Cantonese 粵語/粤语


grc-1Ὅδε ὁ χρήστης δύναται συμβάλλεσθαι ὀλίγῃ γνώσει τῆς ἀρχαίας ἑλληνικῆς.
Classical Greek Αρχαία Ελληνική
This user has a basic understanding of the Arabic script.
This user has a basic understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
nah-1Inīn tlatequitiltilīlli tlahtoa tetepitzin Náhuatl.
Nahuatl (Aztecan)


Grammar & UsageEdit

snukThis user says snuck.
to¦goThis user chooses to sometimes use split infinitives.
byThis user does not use the passive voice.
…in.Ending a sentence with a preposition is something that this user is okay with.


.  TheThis user puts two spaces after a period.
,This user fixes comma-splices; they are annoying.
A, B, and
A and B
This user prefers to use the serial comma only when its omission can be confusing.
itsThis user understands the difference between its (of it) and it's (it is or it has).
’sThi's user know's that not every word that end's with s need's an apostrophe and will remove misused apostrophe's from Wikipedia with extreme prejudice.
This user is addicted to ellipses and has been known to use them indiscriminately...


Note to world: my usual attitude towards my putative programming skills is "don't ask, don't tell". I developed these skills because they were necessary to the pursuit of other goals. I do not, outside of database development, consider myself to be any sort of programmer. The following is offered for completeness' sake -- except where otherwise noted, assume absolute minimal ability.

C-0This person does not understand C (or does not want to program in C).
The latter, not the the former
AdaThis user can program in Ada.
Strange but true
asmThis user can program in assembly language.
If I have, oh, say, all the time in the world
COBOLThis user can program in COBOL.
For the same reasons I can use Ada
forThis user can program in Fortran.
Inevitable result of using programmable calculators
 This user can program in
Extensively -- for fun, even
phpThis user can program in PHP.
Very badly, but improving steadily
bashThis user can program in Bash.
True to my dinosaur nature, I still use Bourne shell by preference
bat-1This user is an occasional Batch programmer.
This should surprise no one
This user can write Cascading Style Sheets.
With amazing inaccuracy, yes
<html>This user can write HTML.
In my sleep
LaTeXThis user can typeset using LaTeX.
mysqlThis user writes programs that access MySQL.
reThis user writes regular expressions.
Whenever possible
SQLThis user uses SQL queries to locate their car keys.
...and anything else of import in life
{{Wiki}}This user can write in the MediaWiki language.
You think this page got here by magic?