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Again, welcome! --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 10:57, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for the userbox :) --ContraVentum (talk) 11:04, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

BabelBox WelcomeEdit

No problem, so feel free to edit it however you like it. By the way, would you like to expand the words stof and sav? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 11:07, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Done [1] [2] --ContraVentum (talk) 11:24, 1 February 2015 (UTC)


Check your talkpage on dawiktionary please. NativeCat drop by and say Hi! 22:13, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

tryde and rindeEdit

Hello, I have something to share.

An anonymous visitor added tryde, possibly not knowing that it is a Danish verb. I gave it the proper entry format, but SemperBlotto deleted it. Would you like to add it? As for rinde, feel free to add its Old Danish source. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 19:21, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Done [3] [4]. --ContraVentum (talk) 21:59, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
Give knurre, tappe and tap a go as well. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 11:59, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
Done--ContraVentum (talk) 13:53, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
I forgot to mention brumme. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 03:38, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
[5] --ContraVentum (talk) 11:18, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

feile and entry maintenanceEdit

Have a look at feile and Category:Danish entries needing definition as part of a hobby. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 09:45, 16 June 2015 (UTC)


In the entry knar, you've marked knor [6] as Old Danish (gmw-oda), but also as dated. Which is it? "Dated" is for things that recently stopped being used (within or very close to within living memory). Old Danish is a separate stage of the language, and AFAIK those are treated as separate and get their own L2 headers, etc (compare Middle English to English). If knor and knarr are Old Danish, they would seem to belong in the etymology section and not as alternative forms. - -sche (discuss) 16:23, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Holy hell, my bad! Sorry. Failed copypasta... & I forgot to proofread. I'll fix it immediately. It's of course modern Danish, Old Danish is the Danish language spoken around 1100-1500. The in the entries mentioned source, Ordbog over det danske Sprog, covers 1700-1950, i.e. modern Danish. --ContraVentum (talk) 17:17, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Hungarian entriesEdit

I had to reverse your incorrect etymology edits in several Hungarian entries. Where did you get the information? I don't see Hungarian in your Babel box. Please stop modifying Hungarian entries. --Panda10 (talk) 13:21, 24 June 2015 (UTC)


Thank you for your work on the Proto-Germanic section! Es ist sehr gut. GoodSpeller2015 (talk) 01:28, 5 July 2015 (UTC)


Are you sure this is modern Danish? fortryde on ODS says it is Old Danish, and the only cite I can find is an old dialectal dictionary.__Gamren (talk) 14:56, 6 September 2016 (UTC)