Slovo, odpuščanje.

This is goodbye. Supposedly, I am a figment of someone else's imagination who imagined several other people. The "overwhelming" evidence includes: no fingerprint records, no photos, no videos, no library card logs, no cybercafe receipts, no credit card statements, no phone company bills, no ISP records, and no guarantee that en.Wikipedia's records haven't been tampered with.

Maybe I could continue working on sl.Wikipedia, but I'd have to worry about the witch-hunt spilling over here. And besides, I've been unable to make progress in learning Slovene beyond Chapter 5.

I can take a hint. I'm not wanted at en., and I'm not of much use to sl. I hope sl. continues to grow, but without developing the same idiotic battle mentalities that plague en. Y'all've been nice, I hope y'all stay nice.


(old)Uredi

Pozdravljeni! Jaz sem Anton Mravcek. Sem Američan. Moj oče je Slovenec. Moja mama je Švedinja.

I thought I'd help get the ball rolling on the list of numbers, Seznam števil, with 12 (število). I progressed through the integers with the help of XJamRastafire, getting articles on most of the numbers between 1 and 100 started in 2004. In 2005 I started the remaining ones, and fine-tuned the existing ones a little.

About three years ago I begun to try to learn the language of my father. Growing up, only English was spoken at my house, though I heard a little Slovene when my grandparents came by. Unfortunately, the fact that Slovene has nothing to do with day job and other commitments, and the fact that I'm only gonna get older, mean that I've made extremely little progress.

That and the fact that Slovene is a very difficult language. According to The Easiest Language And The Runners Up by Wesley Edward Arnold, Slovene is more difficult than Arabic and Chinese (this makes me wonder if he only considered spoken language and failed to factor in the difficulty of learning a new script).

Am I going to give up? No. But Robert Happelberg has sold me on to the idea of a strategic retreat: I'm going to learn Esperanto, a language said to help people in the acquisition of other languages. I will start popping up in the Esperanto Wikipedia and be seen less frequently here. So with any luck, I will learn Esperanto and be able to come back to learning Slovene better equipped.

Priznanja / AwardsUredi

Anton, podeljujem ti Zvezdo za neumorno delo na področju števil. --Klemen Kocjančič 23:41, 14 feb. 2005 (CET)

Anton, I award you this Star as a recognition of your work on numbers. --Klemen Kocjančič 23:41, 14 feb. 2005 (CET)

Lepa hvala, thanks for the award!

Za enoletni prispevek k slovenski Wikipediji./For one year of work on Slovene Wikipedia. LP, --Klemen Kocjančič 10:26, 10 september 2005 (CEST)

Hvala! I look forward to returning next year!

Za dvoletni prispevek k slovenski Wikipediji. --Andrejj 23:16, 13 avgust 2006 (CEST)

Za triletni prispevek k slovenski Wikipediji. --Andrejj 23:00, 19 maj 2007 (CEST)

Hvala. I wish I could have done more here.