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Hi there. Foreign words just get an English language translation, not a definition. Also, all translations are listed on the English language entry only. Here is our standard welcome. SemperBlotto 13:44, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

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Special cardinal number templatesEdit

Please see my edits to ɖeka. --EncycloPetey 15:57, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

noted--Natsubee 16:00, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Ewe for parrotEdit

Do you know the Ewe word for parrot? --EncycloPetey 18:28, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

I think it is "ako", but I need to crosscheck that in case I am mixing languages. Will get back to you later.--Natsubee 19:43, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
I can confirm that parrot is ako in both Ewe and Akan.--Natsubee 12:47, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Ewe pluralsEdit

Take a look at how I edited your entry for ɖeviwo. The template automatically (1) sets the correct font, and (2) adds the category. --EncycloPetey 08:31, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I could do with some templates for entries. Its a pain typing over and over again.--Natsubee 08:33, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
The other one you might find useful for Ewe is {{alternative spelling of}}. See mollusk and mollusc to see how it's used. --EncycloPetey 08:43, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

YorubaEdit

Hi, I started a category for wanted Yoruba entries; do you have the reference books to begin entries for any of them? 131.123.1.227 02:11, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, I have no knowledge of Yoruba at all.--Natsubee 21:34, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Audio problemsEdit

I added an audio file through the commons for the Ewe version of Abraham. Unfortunately, I am having problems with the link at Abraham|Ewe. Kindly show me where I am going wrong. Thanks.--Natsubee 14:07, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Two things: (1) it is better for the display text of the link to read as "Audio", since some people do not load images, (2) The link did not work because you included "Image:" in the link. If you leave that part out, the link will work. I have made these corrections, and the link now works. --EncycloPetey 17:17, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Ewe noun classesEdit

I note in cloud that you show Ewe alĩlikpo n, with neuter gender. I am surprised that Ewegbe has gender like European languages. Are you sure that’s correct? —Stephen 19:49, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Ewe nouns are generally neuter gender unless you are dealing with males and females such as animals. Even some names are neutral and can be given to both boys and girls. That was not a mistake at all. Neuter gender is not a European preserve.--Natsubee 15:47, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
Okay. But just to be sure, you mean that Ewe nouns have gender, unlike English nouns. In English, nouns are not neutral or neuter, even when applicable to both sexes (e.g., a name such as Stacy). And nouns that apply to only one sex, such as girl, boy, Mary, or John, are not masculine or feminine gender...English nouns have no gender. But you are saying that Ewe is not like genderless English, it is more like German or Latin, in that nouns actually have grammatical gender which requires some sort of concordance or agreement with adjectives? —Stephen 15:02, 3 November 2008 (UTC)