User:Steinbach

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nl-N Deze gebruiker heeft het Nederlands als moedertaal.
de-3 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf hohem Niveau.
li-3 Deze gebroeker haet 'n gevörderde kènnis van 't Limburgs.
zea-3 Deêze gebruker praot vloeiend Zeêuws.
en-2 This user has intermediate knowledge of English.
fr-2 Cet utilisateur dispose d’un niveau intermédiaire de connaissance en français.
fy-2 It Frysk fan dizze meidogger is ridlik.
nds-2 Disse Bruker versteiht good wat vun Plattdüütsch.
it-1 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello elementare in italiano.
stq-1 Dissen Benutser behärsket Seeltersk ap gruundlääsende Ieuwene.
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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.