I've been interested in languages for as long as I can remember. Through my interest in languages, I discovered linguistics. Since middle school, I've stolen as much time away from my schoolwork as I can to read about linguistics, and when, a few years ago, I discovered the world wide web, linguistics was the first thing I looked up.

While there is a lot of information on individual languages available on the web, and some information from various universities on areas of linguistic, I have not found any comprehensive treatment of languages and linguistics on the web that was both thorough and non-technical. That is my goal here

Not all of these are finished yet, but this at least represents what I eventually plan to have on this page.
This background is a picture of the Rosetta Stone. The Rosetta Stone, written over 2,000 years ago, was the key to deciphering Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The stone was inscribed with the same message (about one of the Ptolmy's) in Hieroglyphics, Demotic (a simplified form of hieroglyphics), and Ancient Greek. The Greek was what allowed for the translation. The stone was found by Napoleon's army in the town of Rosetta, Egypt.
July 22, 1998


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