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Please use templates in new entriesEdit

The templates add categories and ensure consistent formatting. If you don't know the right templates for a language, at least use {{head}}. Also, I may be wrong about whether this applies to you (a babel-box would help), but: be careful about editing in languages you don't know well. It's very easy to run afoul of unexpected peculiarities of specific languages. For instance, Welsh has not only singular and plural, but also singulative and collective. Thanks! Chuck Entz (talk) 22:53, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

A very minor pointEdit

When you add interwikis such as [[cy:grawnffrwyth]], please don't put a space in there, as in [[cy: grawnffrwyth]]. While it does work fine that way, it gets tagged as an error by an abuse filter, which clutters up the abuse logs. Thanks! Chuck Entz (talk) 16:06, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

chard translationsEdit

Austrian translations would be listed under German, we have no separate language code for Austrian; furthermore, "ast" is the code for Asturian. "Northern Fisian" should be "North Frisian". DTLHS (talk) 17:48, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Also, please use "Slovene" and not "Slovenian". DTLHS (talk) 17:51, 26 March 2018 (UTC)


Please be more careful. Look at the Chechen translation in this diff, the Abkhaz translation in this diff. --Per utramque cavernam (talk) 16:48, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Ukrainian translationsEdit

It's "Ukrainian", not "Ukranian". DTLHS (talk) 03:47, 25 April 2018 (UTC)


Hello, could you add Persian transliterations whilst you are adding tranlsations into Persian, please? Kaixinguo~enwiktionary (talk) 09:47, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

wild service treeEdit

Hey! You kind of messed up the Romanian translation (a couple of times actually). Don't know if it was intentional, but I fixed it for you. Just please try to be more careful. --Robbie SWE (talk) 12:39, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi, sorry about that, I put the wrong code in, and thank you for fixing it. DPUH (talk) 13:03, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
No worries, I'm just glad I figured out what you were trying to do. --Robbie SWE (talk) 18:29, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

French conjugationsEdit

Hey. We have a bot that periodically makes French conjugated entries, so there's no real need to add all of them yourself. --New WT User Girl (talk) 21:35, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Hi, I did wonder if there was a bot that does that. Thank you for telling me DPUH (talk) 05:33, 3 August 2018 (UTC)


Hi. Please don't forget that we use straight apostrophes here, not curly ones. Per utramque cavernam 15:41, 28 August 2018 (UTC)


Since you are bold enough to list your various IP addresses, any chance we can get you on User:PseudoSkull/Etymologies_of_usernames? (Or is it "doesn't publicise user history"?) Cheers, Equinox 03:17, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Ha! I will do, but it’s much simpler than that. Thanks, DPUH (talk) 08:02, 4 October 2018 (UTC)


The entry looked good, but the usual practice is to turn the least common variant (in durable sources) into an alternative form using a form-of template. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 08:37, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Dutch entriesEdit

They are looking good, but the phonemic transcription of the long e used here is /eː/, with [ɪː] being the phonetic transcription. Also we transcribe /oː/ instead of /o/, and this long o can be realised as [oː] or [oʊ̯]. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 11:38, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Wrong Czech translationEdit

In diff, you entered Czech "sériová vražda" as a translation, which is wrong. This was a edit adding a large number of languages that you probably do not know. When working on languages you do not know, you have to be very careful. --Dan Polansky (talk) 15:19, 13 April 2019 (UTC)


Please don't use this template anymore. It's deprecated and we're working to get rid of it. Instead, use the more specific templates {{inh}}, {{bor}} or {{der}}. —Rua (mew) 10:46, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Many translations at onceEdit


May I ask for a source for Slovene enorog meaning narwhal? My sources do not give this meaning. --Dan Polansky (talk) 11:49, 7 July 2019 (UTC), maybe not the best source, but is what I used. The website also defines samorog as a narwhal so will include that --DPUH (talk) 12:12, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you and my apologies: I did not look carefully enough into the online sources at --Dan Polansky (talk) 12:19, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
No worries --DPUH (talk) 13:09, 7 July 2019 (UTC)


May I ask where I can verify Tamil சப்தசோதனைக்குழல், entered to mean stethoscope? --Dan Polansky (talk) 13:11, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Here you go:சப்தசோதனைக்குழல்&searchhws=yes --DPUH (talk) 13:26, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you again. I guess I have to give up trying to find something that does not meet WT:CFI. Keep up the good work. --Dan Polansky (talk) 13:31, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
No problem, I do try to double-check, but sometimes I get a bit too eager to create a page, if you know what I mean! Thanks, there will be pages out there that don’t meet the criteria, so same to you :) DPUH (talk) 13:43, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
I now noticed that Tamil is on the list at Wiktionary:Criteria for inclusion/Well documented languages. That means that for Tamil, the following applies: "use in permanently recorded media, conveying meaning, in at least three independent instances spanning at least a year", and we would need to find quotations of use rather than relying on a dictionary. I'll leave the entry be now, I guess; I don't know what Tamil corpus to peruse to find quotations of use. --Dan Polansky (talk) 14:03, 7 July 2019 (UTC)


оруэллизм looks like it is a noun meaning Orwellianism, doesn't it? (diff). --Dan Polansky (talk) 05:28, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

That’s a very good point, I should have noticed that. Thanks for correcting it --DPUH (talk) 10:10, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

I would create оруэллизм to mean Orwellianism, but I am not sure it is attested (WT:ATTEST); it has some hits in google books:"оруэллизм", but these could be mentions and we need uses. --Dan Polansky (talk) 06:17, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

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