My name is Carlos Quiles, I was born in 1981 in Badajoz, a Spanish town near the Portuguese border.
I have studied Law and Management – I began with Economics, but decided later to go practical – at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, spent some time in Cambridge, made some undergraduate courses at Middlebury College, spent a year in the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin as Erasmus student (in Volks- und Betriebswirtschaftslehre), and I also made some courses for Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at University of London external programme, although my passion was always linguistics. During all those years in Madrid I studied – with courses and self-study methods alike – a wide range of languages, from English to Basque, always without really finishingn ay of them – if that is actually possible.
I travel frequently to Portugal, and I’ve also been in Paris, Zurich and Prague, although I think I haven’t traveled that much outside Spain – I just don’t like sightseeing, I prefer to meet different people, and one cannot do that by spending 2 weeks in a foreign city.
I worked some time for a Broker Financial Group, but left it and spent a year to set in motion a dream about a future United Europe under one common language, Indo-European. A common country where we can move and communicate with others as US citizens do in their country, not just as exchange students or workers, or to sell or buy things. And, at the same time, I wanted a Indo-European Language Revival to be based in my poor and remote region, Extremadura, to promote it in the European Union. Thus, we created the ‘Indo-European Language Revival Group’ (now an incorporated Association) to promote the use of LateProto-Indo-European as a living language, and have since received some help from the University and the Regional Government through public companies.
After that “Europajom” year, I repeated the Exam for Access to University for the option Biology and Clinical studies, and I studied Medicine at the University of Extremadura. I finished early and entered the residency in Orthopaedic Surgery.
In the meantime, I have been learning GNU Linux (especially webserver) administration, as well as PHP and MySQL, which – with my previous knowledge in HTML and CSS, allow me to create no just customizable websites, but also some interesting programming projects.
Right now I am also preparing my PhD in Medicine, leading the specialized language learning centre Biblos Idiomas.
I am always trying to invest some time on all these activites, and also on my multiple interests and projects, among them: national politics and economics of the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia and Lebanon; language learning (specially self-study); science fiction and fantasy (Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Game of Thrones…and less popular ones); drawing (especially anatomy); and pen-and-paper role-playing games (especially to design rules and settings as game master), etc.
I am not fully proficient in any language, but I think I could say I speak Spanish, English and German; I also speak French, Portuguese, Catalan, Italian, Russian, Dutch and Arabic well enough understand the written and spoken language; and I can read and understand Latin, Ancient Greek and Sanskrit, and I could probably understand different European and other Indo-European languages.
I am especially interested in dialects, and thus in minority and regional languages too; in fact, I began this project to unify Europeans under a common language, so that we can all learn our plurilinguistic heritage, instead of letting it die while struggling to learn English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian,… I came to the idea of reviving Indo-European in 2004, when reading about the history of Extremadura, seeing inscriptions in Lusitanian, an Indo-European Celtic-like dialect that was spoken in zones of modern southwestern Spain and central Portugal, just before the Roman invasion. It was so similar to Latin, that I thought Proto-Indo-European had to be just as similar…
You can contact me at email@example.com.