Babel is a method to view the languages Wikispecies users speak using "Babel" templates.
A Babel template consists of 2 parts. The first part is the language code (sometimes with a number), the second a short explanation.
The language code consists of 2 or 3 letters ("en" for English, "nl" for Dutch, etcetera) and sometimes a number.
- xx (without number) means that this person is a native speaker for this language.
- xx-4 means that this person speaks this language in a near-native level.
- xx-3 means that this person speaks this language in an advanced level.
- xx-2 means that this person speaks this language in an intermediate level.
- xx-1 means that this person speaks this language in a basic level.
- xx-0 means that this person does not speak this language.
Use of Babel templates
It's not difficult to put Babel templates on your user page. It's possible using the generic container, Template:Babel.
Start like this:
Then add, after the pipe character, the ISO code of the desired language and your level of understanding. For example, if you understand English at a basic level:
Continue by adding one pipe character and xx-<level> code at a time, until you place in all the languages you see fit. For example, if you are a native speaker of English and you understand German and French in a basic level, the template code will have the following form:
It is possible to search user languages using the Category:Babel.