Erik Zidowecki is creating Parrot Time, a magazine for languages, linguistics, & culture.
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patron

$1
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Parrot Time (www.parrottime.com) launched in 2013 as a bimonthly online magazine about languages, linguistics, and culture. It has been open to articles from other members of the language learning community, and we are working to expand both its contributors and writers as well as its readership.

Published every two months, it has had such diverse feature articles as:
  • Are You Wasting Your Money on Language Classes?
  • Chatting in Languages Online
  • Why Do People Learn Languages?
  • Religion in Culture
  • Constructed Languages - Making It All Up
  • Rohonc Codex, the Rosetta Stone, the Voynich Manuscript
  • Speaking with Aliens
  • When Languages Meet and Conflict

As well as standard columns dealing with:
  • Language artefacts
  • Film and book reviews
  • Languages in peril
  • Celebrations from around the world
  • "Where are you?" monthly contest
  • Interviews


Each issue comes in two formats which are freely available to everyone. The web version presents all articles as web pages, allowing for easy sharing and comments. The PDF version is an entirely formatted magazine, readable online via Issuu, or available for downloading to your computer or other electronic device. There are also advertisements in the PDF version, but they correspond to the blogs, websites, and products of other members of the language community, so even those are useful to the reader who is looking for new resources and outlets.


While all of this has been free to the community and we have managed to operate on a virtually non-existent budget, we’ve realized that in order to keep the magazine sustainable, new financial resources are required. The web version does have a few commercial ads, in the form of targeted ads from Google and affiliate links, they simply don't even cover the basic operating costs.

This is why we are now turning to Patreon, in the hopes that you, our regular readers or those who recently found our publication and would like to see it continue, might be willing to aid us. Your contribution helps to cover the cost of writing and formatting on dual platforms as well as allowing us to bring more and varied content to you in the future.

Please consider making a donation, let us know what you like and want to see in the future, and share us with your friends!

The dollar amounts listed for rewards are the minimum monthly payment necessary to receive that reward.

Questions?
If you still have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].com or by our Facebook page.

Thank you for readership, time, consideration, and support!
Rewards
Level One - Patron
$1 or more per Issue 1 patron
Thank you! Every dollar counts! For $6 dollars a year, you get
  •  private access to our Patron news feed 
  • your name on our Patrons page in both versions of the magazine, at level one


Thank you for your support!


Level Two - Benefactor
$2 or more per Issue 1 patron
You are wonderful! Giving more helps us more! For $12 dollars a year, you get
  •  private access to our Patron news feed 
  •  your name on our Patrons page in both versions of the magazine, at level two


Thank you for your continuing support!


Level Three - Champion
$3 or more per Issue 0 patrons
This is amazing! We can't thank you enough! For $18 dollars a year, you get
  • private access to our Patron news feed 
  • your name on our Patrons page in both versions of the magazine, at level three


Thank you for your awesome continuing support!


Level Four - Philanthropist
$5 or more per Issue 0 patrons
Your dedication  is very touching! For $30 dollars a year, you get
  • private access to our Patron news feed 
  • your name on our Patrons page in both versions of the magazine, at level four


Truly, thank you so much for your fantastic continuing support!


Level Five - Angel
$10 or more per Issue 0 patrons
You've completely blown our minds with your generosity! For $60 dollars a year or more, you get
  • private access to our Patron news feed 
  • your name on our Patrons page in both versions of the magazine, at level five


Words can not express how much we thank your for your continuing support!


Goals
$1 of $100 per Issue
Receiving $100 per issue would enable us to remove all Google and affiliate ads from the web version of the magazine. That would make everyone's reading experience more pleasant.
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Parrot Time (www.parrottime.com) launched in 2013 as a bimonthly online magazine about languages, linguistics, and culture. It has been open to articles from other members of the language learning community, and we are working to expand both its contributors and writers as well as its readership.

Published every two months, it has had such diverse feature articles as:
  • Are You Wasting Your Money on Language Classes?
  • Chatting in Languages Online
  • Why Do People Learn Languages?
  • Religion in Culture
  • Constructed Languages - Making It All Up
  • Rohonc Codex, the Rosetta Stone, the Voynich Manuscript
  • Speaking with Aliens
  • When Languages Meet and Conflict

As well as standard columns dealing with:
  • Language artefacts
  • Film and book reviews
  • Languages in peril
  • Celebrations from around the world
  • "Where are you?" monthly contest
  • Interviews


Each issue comes in two formats which are freely available to everyone. The web version presents all articles as web pages, allowing for easy sharing and comments. The PDF version is an entirely formatted magazine, readable online via Issuu, or available for downloading to your computer or other electronic device. There are also advertisements in the PDF version, but they correspond to the blogs, websites, and products of other members of the language community, so even those are useful to the reader who is looking for new resources and outlets.


While all of this has been free to the community and we have managed to operate on a virtually non-existent budget, we’ve realized that in order to keep the magazine sustainable, new financial resources are required. The web version does have a few commercial ads, in the form of targeted ads from Google and affiliate links, they simply don't even cover the basic operating costs.

This is why we are now turning to Patreon, in the hopes that you, our regular readers or those who recently found our publication and would like to see it continue, might be willing to aid us. Your contribution helps to cover the cost of writing and formatting on dual platforms as well as allowing us to bring more and varied content to you in the future.

Please consider making a donation, let us know what you like and want to see in the future, and share us with your friends!

The dollar amounts listed for rewards are the minimum monthly payment necessary to receive that reward.

Questions?
If you still have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].com or by our Facebook page.

Thank you for readership, time, consideration, and support!

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Rewards
Level One - Patron
$1 or more per Issue 1 patron
Thank you! Every dollar counts! For $6 dollars a year, you get
  •  private access to our Patron news feed 
  • your name on our Patrons page in both versions of the magazine, at level one


Thank you for your support!


Level Two - Benefactor
$2 or more per Issue 1 patron
You are wonderful! Giving more helps us more! For $12 dollars a year, you get
  •  private access to our Patron news feed 
  •  your name on our Patrons page in both versions of the magazine, at level two


Thank you for your continuing support!


Level Three - Champion
$3 or more per Issue 0 patrons
This is amazing! We can't thank you enough! For $18 dollars a year, you get
  • private access to our Patron news feed 
  • your name on our Patrons page in both versions of the magazine, at level three


Thank you for your awesome continuing support!


Level Four - Philanthropist
$5 or more per Issue 0 patrons
Your dedication  is very touching! For $30 dollars a year, you get
  • private access to our Patron news feed 
  • your name on our Patrons page in both versions of the magazine, at level four


Truly, thank you so much for your fantastic continuing support!


Level Five - Angel
$10 or more per Issue 0 patrons
You've completely blown our minds with your generosity! For $60 dollars a year or more, you get
  • private access to our Patron news feed 
  • your name on our Patrons page in both versions of the magazine, at level five


Words can not express how much we thank your for your continuing support!