My name is Steve; I'm an editor by profession and a linguist by training. I have studied many languages but am reasonably comfortable only in French, Spanish, and Russian (and of course English), though I can read most Romance languages, German, and Greek with some facility. My blog, also called Languagehat, is at

Putting the OS/NS date template here where I can find it: e.g. January 6, 1706 [O.S. December 26, 1705]

And a link to the Teahouse.

My Wikimedia Commons userpage, with links to LH posts about Alexander Veltman:

This user is a participant in WikiProject Russia.