FLP2: Free Encyclopedia of Language Writing Systems - Interview with Simon Ager, Creator of Omniglot

Omniglot: The free encyclopedia of writing systems and languages!

Simon Ager created Omniglot, the go-to online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages. And it’s 100% free!

You can use it to learn about languages, to learn alphabets and other writing systems, and to learn phrases in many languages.

The site offers advice on how to learn languages as well as details of nearly 200 writing systems. You'll also find tips on learning languages as well as language-related articles.

This prodigious resource also offers useful foreign phrases in more than 200 languages, with many audio recordings.

On the website you'll have free access to Multilingual texts, language names, country names, colours, numbers, idioms, time expressions, kinship words, tongue twisters, signs, proverbs and sayings and songs in many languages, a book store with language learning materials and, finally, links to online language-related resources.

That’s a lot of language goodness - and it’s all free.

About polyglot Simon Ager

Simon Ager, creator of Omniglot, lives in Bangor, Wales, and is originally from Lancashire in the northwest of England. He has lived, worked and/or studied in Scotland, Ireland, France, Taiwan and Japan.

His mother tongue is English, and he can speak Mandarin, French, Welsh, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, German, Spanish and Japanese, more or less.

He also has a basic knowledge of Taiwanese, Cantonese, Esperanto, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Russian, Breton, Dutch, and British Sign Language (BSL).

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