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I see you're doing some audio today. Thank you, and please keep it up! Polish is one of those languages that I look at and think, "can I buy a vowel?" It looks to me like you're doing just fine, but if you have any questions, please let me know. I have a bit of experience at it, myself, if not in Polish. —Dvortygirl 14:59, 16 October 2006 (UTC)


Where do you take IPA pronunciation from? --Derbeth talk 14:26, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Only from speaking it a little and studying it, and from my knowledge of phonetics. There is a good guide to the basic phonemes of Polish at w:Polish phonology. Why, did I get something wrong? Widsith 17:40, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Translation helpEdit

Could you check/add the Polish, Upper Sorbian, and Yiddish translations for listen and parrot? Thanks, --EncycloPetey 11:01, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your help, --EncycloPetey 09:22, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Arabic pronunciationsEdit

Just a reminder that you have to be careful with these. You’re putting some of them with the wrong word. In Arabic, a single spelling can be pronounced in numerous ways with different parts of speech and different meanings. You always have to look for the correct one and not just plop it down on the first one you see. —Stephen 22:47, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Problem with one of the Mandarin audio filesEdit

  • Just so you are aware, the audio file which is currently included in 因為因为 is incorrect. The filename says zh-yīnwèi.ogg, which should be the correct file. However, the man in the audio is actually saying yīnwéi. If the file were named zh-yīnwéi.ogg, it would be accurately labeled (but not correct for 因為因为). Hopefully, this note makes sense. This is the only audio file that I have come across so far which is mislabeled. -- A-cai 13:21, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Uploading Hungarian audioEdit

Hi Derbeth, I'd like to upload Hungarian audio to Wiktionary using DerbethBot. So far I used Shtooka for recording, then uploaded the .ogg files to Common and added the audio template to the entry manually. Very time-consuming. How does DerbethBot work? Would you have time to help? The Hungarian pronunciation is much simpler than English. Only one pronunciation section per entry, and the audio template goes to the end of the section below other possible items. Or if there is no pronunciation section, it would have to be created. Thanks. --Panda10 19:04, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for responding. There is no hurry. Your master's thesis is much more important. Please contact me at your convenience. Good luck! --Panda10 18:26, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
I don't have a lot right now, maybe about 40 files and they are on my PC. I tried to upload them to Common using Commons:Tools/Commonist but it did not work. It somehow could not log it with my valid ID and password. How do you upload the files to Common? I think it would be great help if I could just figure out how to do that since I don't have thousands of files and I don't want to take your time for such a small amount. Thanks. --Panda10 18:24, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
I do use Shtooka to record words in .ogg format. Does your script handle special characters in file names such as áéíóöőúüű? --Panda10 23:35, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
I don't have index.tags.txt with file descriptions. Is this something that I should create or is it something that Shtooka is supposed to create? And do you mean file name when you say description? One file name per line? --Panda10 00:41, 7 November 2008 (UTC)


No, I just copied it from Polish Wiktionary ^_^. I have no Lower Sorbian dictionaries, so I can't verify it either. There's the word for border, granica, so it would be reasonable to assume that there exists a verb with sense to border too, but whether it's granicyś or something else, I have no knowledge of.. --Ivan Štambuk 12:49, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Wolof pronunciationEdit

this is a list for more words of wolof language, you can check it at this addresse here Can I help you to record the pronunciation words, Wolof is my mother tongue. Thank for your work OK, --Ahloubadar 01:23, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Audio botEdit

Hi, I noticed that you have a bot that adds audio. Would you be able to run it on Simple Wiktionary?--Brett 15:01, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Simple is only English.--Brett 18:05, 9 May 2009 (UTC)


Hi, I reverted your edit as it has clearly attestable plural use. [1]. (Though I don't disagree there will be others that are actually incorrect). Conrad.Irwin 10:12, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Ok, I've updated the entry to show countable and uncountable for the crop sense, and uncountable for the shaving sense (I was confused, because I saw "shaving" in the books.google.com page and assumed it was face-shaving, on closer inspection it was field-shaving :D). Conrad.Irwin 10:53, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Audio bot, againEdit

Hello, Derbeth. I'm interested in your Audio Bot for importing my recordings of Armenian words. If it’s possible, how do I feed your bot with recordings? If I upload a file like this to Meta, can the bot import it to an entry like աշխարհ, as I have done it manually? --Vahagn Petrosyan 14:46, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

User talk:DerbethBotEdit

Hello. Do you check this page? I left some comments. ---> Tooironic 01:16, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Bot requestEdit

Hi Derbeth,

If you have time, could you run your audio bot again? See also here. Thanks in advance! -- Curious (talk) 21:01, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your bot run! -- Curious (talk) 22:32, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Some Thai audio filesEdit

Hello! Your bot keeps adding incorrect audio files to these entries: ความรัก and จีน. Could you please prevent it from doing that again? Thank you so much!

P.S. Correct audio files are not available at the moment.

--iudexvivorum (talk) 16:39, 28 December 2015 (UTC)


User:DerbethBot's automatic pronunciation adder might need some workaround for this new template that can contain audio files under parameters named a, audio, a2, a3 etc. The bot doesn't need to be able to add pronunciations this way (leaving a report or similar is perfectly fine), but it should hopefully at least recognize the presence of the audio files. — surjection?〉 22:14, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for the reminder! --Derbeth talk 10:34, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

Template:IPA, Template:audioEdit

Since your last run of User:DerbethBot the parameter |lang= has been removed, as in many other templates in a general cleanup. Now the positional parameter |1= should be used instead. Fay Freak (talk) 23:19, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

hyphenation and hyphEdit

Hi, I thought I'd notify you that DerbethBot doesn't treat the templates {{hyphenation}} and the more recent shorthand form {{hyph}} in the same way. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 08:59, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

What do you mean by that? My bot does not process any of those templates. --Derbeth talk 18:22, 15 January 2020 (UTC)