Greetings! My name is Ali Jahanshiri. I was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1982. By the age of fifteen, I had learned about eight languages on my own, without anyone’s help and with the least resources one can come by in a country like Iran. Classes for languages other than English were scarce, uncommon or not affordable to many. Sometimes, even self-study courses were not available.
I’m acquainted with over twenty languages and have explored different areas of linguistics at Ph.D. level by self-studying. My formal education consists of a Master’s degree in software engineering. Artificial intelligence and computational linguistics, in particular, is the field where my interests in human languages and application development coalesce.
My site has been up for many years. In 2004, I developed the first free, downloadable Persian verb conjugator. Quoting an American professor on this:
In those days, Iran was even more insular than now and the idea that some young kid would go out and make some useful tool and then share it with the global community was ahead of its time in anyone’s book.
All my applications and writings are original work and are offered for free. My website visitors are from different countries with different circumstances and financial conditions. Therefore, I don’t like to force anybody to pay for using the verb conjugator or other contents on my website.
I maintain and expand this site after work in my free time. Server and domain are paid with my own funds. If you’d like to support me financially, you can make a donation via my Bitcoin wallet. All donations are greatly appreciated, big or small. They not only help my personal life but also help me to embark on the ambitious projects that I have in mind but can’t afford them presently.
اگر برایتان راحتتر است، میتوانید مبلغ اهدایی را به کارت بانکی اینجانب واریز نمایید:
Write to Me
You can use the following form to contact me. You don’t have to write in English. I can communicate in several other languages including French, Spanish, German and Italian.