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Enjoy your stay at Wiktionary! Equinox 21:23, 27 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

diuers, dyvers, dyuers edit

Were these used in modern English (after the year 1500)? DTLHS (talk) 01:17, 31 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

@DTLHS "diuers" was used in Early Modern English & Middle English alongside "diuerse" prior to around the 1630's(when the modern convention with u/v & i/j was made). "dyuers" was used at least till the 1530's. "dyvers" is sometimes used in partially modernized transcriptions of Middle/Early Modern English works & by people who write "ye olde englissche"(not to be confused with "ye auld kynd of engliſch"). JustinCB (talk) 01:34, 31 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Headword for alternate spellings edit

Hi, all entries should have a {{head}} template and part of speech header, even alternative spellings. —AryamanA (मुझसे बात करेंयोगदान) 12:15, 31 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Entries without a part of speech edit

Hi Justin. A lot of your recent entries lack a POS. Many also lack a headword line, but it’s easy to add a barebones HWL once you know the POS ({{head|language code|part of speech}}). — Ungoliant (falai) 12:15, 31 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Middle English edit

Middle English is a separate language. Middle English spellings are not alternative forms of English (iebat). DTLHS (talk) 02:28, 8 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

@DTLHS I'll keep that in mind in the future, but I've only been doing that when the Modern English form/spelling was also used in Middle English and the meaning is the same(in this case, gibbet was sometimes used in Middle English, and the meaning(a gallows or a displayer of bodies) is the same. JustinCB (talk) 02:35, 8 February 2018 (UTC)Reply
That doesn't matter. Just keep them separated and treat Middle English as any other non-English language. DTLHS (talk) 02:38, 8 February 2018 (UTC)Reply
If you want iebat to be an alternative form of gibbet, that's fine, just use {{alternative form of|...|lang=enm}} and add a Middle English entry to gibbet. DTLHS (talk) 02:41, 8 February 2018 (UTC)Reply
@DTLHS Alright, I'll do that or something else for to keep them separate when I edit on them in the future. I'll try for to think on them as separate languages, & not Middle English as an archaick form of English, at least in the context of Wiktionary(though it's sometimes hard to tell Middle English from Early Modern English). JustinCB (talk) 15:54, 8 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Edit quality edit

Please be more careful when editing, there are many issues with your changes: missing POS tags, wrong L2 headers, spelling mistakes, missing spaces, use of HTML tags (<i>, <b>) instead of wiki markup etc. Have a look how other entries are formatted as guideline. – Jberkel 08:30, 23 February 2018 (UTC)Reply