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A plain message to the language board: in late July 2020, the Kotava Wikipedia was created and I was not amused. Not that I have anything against Kotava, but I can't understand why Ancient Greek and Coptic are still denied their own Wikipedias. How on Earth is a rather obscure conlang with just a handful of enthousiasts able to read it more relevant than one of the major languages of Western civilization, or the ancestral language of a 100M people nation?!
We are in the single login era, which means my meta page can be viewed on several local wikis where I don't have a user page (yet). So, time to introduce myself. I am Steinbach, an out-of-work (as of June 2015) musicologist from The Netherlands. Besides, I am a horse lover, astronomy enthusiast (but not expert!), and last but not least: a language geek. I am especially interested in regional and minority languages form the Benelux.
My nearly unlimited enthousiasm for languages is one of the main reasons for my involvement with Wikipedia. I entered the Limburgian Wikipedia in late 2004, shortly after its creation, I started the Zeelandic Wikipedia and I had a major share in the creation of the Dutch Low Saxon, West Flemish, Seeltersk and North Frisian Wikipedias. I have also edited the West Frisian, Dutch, German, and English Wikipedias, on and off, for more than ten years. I was a sysop on the Dutch Wikipedia for some time but I am significantly less active there today.
There are a lot of languages that I speak a little, and many more that I don't speak but understand when written. I will sometimes make minor edits to Wikipedias in these languages.