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Thanks for the pronunciation file! If you'd like to help out with additional words of Irish origin, we could really use the help. I think more than 99% of our sound files are for English, with very few in other languages. --EncycloPetey 04:45, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Could you add a sound file for fleadh? I know it's supposed to be pronounced something like /flah/, but I've never heard it pronounced, so I don't know which of the several possible "ah" sounds to use in an IPA pronunciation. Thanks, --EncycloPetey 05:41, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Old EnglishEdit

I've noticed a bit of inconsistency with specify the name of Old English (I've seen both Anglo-Saxon and Old English) and I'm wondering if there's a particular preference on this. I'd tend to steer toward the latter myself, but word is you're the resident OE editor.

Additionally, I've come across the word "seþeah" in doing some translation work, which appears to be a form of "swa þeah", "nevertheless". Bosworth and Toller says this latter (and by extension the former) is an "adv. conj.". I'm wondering if you have a particular preference as to how to specify part of speech on this. Adverbial Conjunction seems like a good start, but I wanted to double check. (I have difficulty with Be Bold.) Thank you for your input! --Leftmostcat 06:04, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

No I think what Bos & Tol mean is that it can be used either as an adverb or as a conjunction. That's certainly the case with swa þeah – I haven't come across the contracted form but I imagine it's the same thing. As for the name of the language, we call it Old English - Anglo-Saxon is a very outdated term for it. For more, see Wiktionary:About Old English. Widsith 08:16, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Template:past participle ofEdit

Please be careful with whitespace in templates, per the above. DAVilla 11:11, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Per your explanation, I don't understand why the links in the template weren't working as I hadn't followed that discussion or experimented with it myself. I left a brief to that effect concerning the rollback. I want to make it clear that I wasn't blaming you for those other problems. I rolled back your changes mainly because the whitespace was causing the # not to display, and I wanted to alert you to that to avoid that specific problem in the future, with this or any other inline template. DAVilla 06:36, 20 August 2007 (UTC)


Hi, the etymology appears on countless baby name sites, and similar sites giving the meanings of Irish names. Here are two:

Thank you for your excellent comment. I agree that the names should be added as English entries, linking to the actual Irish term(s). 20:21, 24 November 2008 (UTC)


You are right: Discordian seems a lot more common. There is enough on Google Groups to make it attestable (barely), but perhaps it's not worth the entry. Equinox 08:12, 4 January 2009 (UTC)


Edit. - Amgine/talk 01:59, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

hunger is a good sauceEdit

Hmm... not one I've ever heard. Should it be tagged rare? archaic? --EncycloPetey 07:41, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

A b.g.c search turns up mostly 18th century uses, with only 3 that I've seen (on the first few pages of hits) dated after 1919. --EncycloPetey 07:46, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
A bit of mix-up in the mail.:) All this editing is happening to fast for me. Looking quickly through the citations on Google Books, dated may be appropriate. You're right: the majority of citations occur between the mid-1800s and first years of the 1900s. Only a handful are recent. I'll make the appropriate change. —Leftmostcat 07:49, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

new buttonsEdit

Hi there. Welcome to sysophood. There is help somewhere. Please add an entry to Wiktionary:Administrators. Cheers. SemperBlotto 22:14, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Hi again. Could you please use "rollback" rather than "undo" to get rid of vandalism/rubbish. That way, the edits all get marked as patrolled. Cheers. SemperBlotto 22:09, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Recommendation: Protect your user page (now that you can). Admin user pages are frequent vandalism targets. --EncycloPetey 22:12, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

<grin> More work for you!Edit

Look! Not sure about that L3, and you may wish to meander through xyr other edits. I dinnae sprake Gale! ([w:Beaufort scale|Beaufort 7-10]) - Amgine/talk 00:34, 9 February 2009 (UTC)


Hey, the Irish section here is messy (and copied from another dictionary). If you get time, could you please tweak it. Conrad.Irwin 12:38, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

m'anam could also do with a check. (Yay for error-message-by-products of index-generating scripts). Conrad.Irwin 12:47, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Maybe your turf?Edit

diff - Amgine/talk 01:43, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Cool stuffEdit

I rather think that the style of database described at is much more suited to the task of modelling linguistic data than the relational approach. If you want to waste a few minutes, it's well worth reading. Conrad.Irwin 15:40, 25 April 2009 (UTC)


I've only just discovered that you deleted the nation of Finland in February. Yes, an anon had vandalized the page with promotional material, but that's no reason to delete the page. Just revert! --EncycloPetey 15:33, 9 June 2009 (UTC)


Soooo, in Scots is there a specificity in the punctuation? d’ or d'? - Amgine/talk 14:38, 29 June 2009 (UTC)


Hi, this guy was not the only one. Hammer of Elephants is also making nonsensical edits. Jcwf 04:57, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

...and "this guy" is re-posting, maybe a block is in order? Fathorsehead (block · contribs) Cbrown1023 talk 05:00, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
Looks like you did while I was writing this up, go raibh maith agat! Cbrown1023 talk 05:02, 8 August 2009 (UTC)


Please restore the page, it is citable. I'll add a quotation if you want L☺g☺maniac chat? 19:00, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Reason for reversionEdit

Can you explain the reason for this edit on the entry's talk page after you've read my edit summary and the corresponding entry in the German counterpart of Wiktionary? 17:48, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: ga Verb Conjugation TemplatesEdit

Hi LMC, I saw the note about the verb conjugation templates. I had found that the (now) old templates (the grey ones) were easier for me to read and parse than the new (blue) ones. The blue ones had some things that struck out at me: 1) the links in red, while standard in Wiktionary, did my head in whilst trying to read the table as a whole; 2) the sizing of the font seems to cause "page stretch", and even with more modern monitors and their sizes, this could still be an issue for some; 3) when imputing verbs not in the Wiktionary, I found the old (grey) format easier to check mistakes (in part because of issues 1 and 2.

I was thinking that perhaps a compromise of the two might work? Including the (required) pronouns would be great, but the "blue" format seems a bit clunky.

I have an idea, just now, on how to reconcile the formats... Give me a day to work on something. Thanks. Reidca 22:11, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Etymology of messinkiEdit

There are entries in every dictionary whose etymology is presented with doubts, so it's just absurd that Wiktionary will only accept those entries which are absolutely sure. Indeed there are several entries here which do flirt with a possibility (tuoda) and it's obvious that messinki, Messing and mässing are all cognates. Due to the fact that there are thousands of words in Finnish that come from Swedish, I am actually certain that Messinki come from a Germanic language. I just left the question mark so that someone in possession of an etymology dictionary research it further and complete it if I missed anything. 01:55, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

<butting in> If you are unsure of the etymology, that's probably an instance to use {{etystub}} instead of just a question mark. </butting in> L☺g☺maniac 01:59, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
While it's true that it does seem very likely that it came from a Germanic language, the particular manner in which it was added made me believe that you were uncertain of the provenance of the word. It'd be preferable, certainly, to specify the language it originates in, but with the question mark and the two separate speculations, I was led to believe that it was simply a guess. —Leftmostcat 02:03, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Template:The Original BarnstarEdit

Shouldn't this go through the RFD process before being deleted? As far as I know, there never was specific consensus not to have barnstars... --Yair rand 04:10, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Translation requests#Irish Gaelic TranslationEdit

I think this one's for you. — [ R·I·C ] opiaterein — 18:48, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

You boot me from #wiktionary for what?Edit

I only asked a question that I was told to ask you, and you insta-kick me like I asked something uncomfortably intimate. What was that for? Why do you have a problem with a simple question? -- 18:53, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

What was the question? Were you blocked on an account? You don't seem to have ever contributed here, at the very least not with your current IP.50 Xylophone Players talk 19:02, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

About IrishEdit

I have recently expanded the page Wiktionary:About Irish. Please take a look, be bold in changing it, and make comments on the talk page. Thanks! —Angr 14:54, 31 January 2013 (UTC)


I see that it says to use “kk” for a word made with kanji followed by kana, but what do I put if the word is kana followed by kanji, or kana-kanji-kana, or kanji-kana-kanji, or any other forms? I’m guessing I use the same one, right? If that’s the case, they should really change it on the template page. 〜britannic124 (talk) 19:29, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

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