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    I'm Mark A. Mandel, until November 2013 a research administrator at the Linguistic Data Consortium of the University of Pennsylvania, now retired. I sometimes style myself

    Dr. Whom, Consulting Linguist, Grammarian, Orthoëpist, and Philological Busybody

    I am still interested in languages, as well as folk music, filk music, science fiction, and other things. Including my cat.

    I wrote my dissertation on American Sign Language (Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley), and I've studied lots more languages to a greater or lesser degree. Languages I've worked with in recent years* include Thai, Tagalog, Pashto, Tigrinya, Moroccan Berber, Yoruba, Bengali, Tamil, and Urdu. I also developed and maintained the LDC's Language Resource Wiki (now defunct).[1]

    * But do not speak or write; those are here. ⇒
    (Or there ⇑ if you're reading this on the mobile site.)


    1. ^ "Welcome to the LDC Language Resource Wiki". LDC Language Resource Wiki. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania. Archived from the original on 2013-10-10. Retrieved 19 March 2016.

    Wikipeda favicon for desktop[edit]

    Wikipedia W favicon on white background.png

    I just created File:Wikipedia W favicon on white background.png from the official File:Wikipedia's W.svg so I could use it on my personal desktop, and uploaded it to Commons so anyone else can use it, too. Not under any copyright, but note potential trademark limitations.


    Guild of Copy Editors[edit]

    My section in September 2016 blitz

    GOCE Blitz info GOCE Drive info
    Instructions Instructions
    Dos and Don'ts Dos and Don'ts
    Useful tags Useful tags

    Pages created[edit]

    Pages significantly copyedited[edit]

    Note: I didn't stop "significant" copyediting in November 2018, I just quit logging it here. If you're really interested in my editing history (which I seriously doubt), you can look it up in my contribution list, although that won't distinguish copyedits from significant content edits. (14:21, 17 May 2021 (UTC))

    Latest on top. Also, lots more since my first edits, before I started listing them.
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      to get (23.02.01)

    Going back to 1 February 2014, though I did plenty before then


    (Again, latest on top, and since I started listing them. Once I'm done, I move 'em from here to the appropriate ↑ ↓ other section of this page. That is, if I finish them and if I remember to move them.)

    Other significant edits[edit]

    Oh, heck, for a year I've just been putting them under copyediting or not bothering to list them at all.


    used in User:Thnidu#Pages significantly copyedited


    (same old...)

    Bug reports[edit]


    • In MobileBeta front end, clicking in TOC does not go to a subsection whose parent section is unexpanded on the page. (15.04.05)
    • mobile beta: warning icon ⚠, truncated, is triplicated at the top of a page where it appears (15.02.13)
    • Mobile beta: "Speech balloons" icon on user talk page misgenerates target page name and reports "no conversations" (14.11.15)

    Silly pages[edit]

    Well, I think so. That's not a condemnation.


    wikt:fixture#noun, def. 4

    User rights[edit]

    thnidu (current rights · rights management · rights log (local) · rights log (global/meta) · block log)