Hello, welcome to Wiktionary, and thank you for your contributions so far.
If you are unfamiliar with wiki editing, take a look at Help:How to edit a page. It is a concise list of technical guidelines to the wiki format we use here: how to, for example, make text boldfaced or create hyperlinks. Feel free to practice in the sandbox. If you would like a slower introduction we have a short tutorial.
These links may help you familiarize yourself with Wiktionary:
- Entry layout (EL) is a detailed policy documenting how Wiktionary pages should be formatted. All entries should conform to this standard. The easiest way to start off is to copy the contents of an existing page for a similar word, and then adapt it to fit the entry you are creating.
- Our Criteria for inclusion (CFI) define exactly which words can be added to Wiktionary, though it may be a bit technical and longwinded. The most important part is that Wiktionary only accepts words that have been in somewhat widespread use over the course of at least a year, and citations that demonstrate usage can be asked for when there is doubt.
- If you already have some experience with editing our sister project Wikipedia, then you may find our guide for Wikipedia users useful.
- The FAQ aims to answer most of your remaining questions, and there are several help pages that you can browse for more information.
- A glossary of our technical jargon, and some hints for dealing with the more common communication issues.
- If you have anything to ask about or suggest, we have several discussion rooms. Feel free to ask any other editors in person if you have any problems or question, by posting a message on their talk page.
You are encouraged to add a BabelBox to your userpage. This shows which languages you know, so other editors know which languages you'll be working on, and what they can ask you for help with.
I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wiktionarian! If you have any questions, bring them to the Wiktionary:Information desk, or ask me on my talk page. If you do so, please sign your posts with four tildes: ~~~~ which automatically produces your username and the current date and time.
- It’s the word I found for ‘persimmon’ in the Freelang offline dictionary and the Hayastan.com online dictionary. Granted, though, that it’s a word I looked up on my own (that is, I didn’t find it in learning materials per se), and I was surprised I couldn’t find it in the Masis dictionary, so I had no idea how common the word and the fruit might be in Armenia. --Psi-Lord 22:49, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
- This is how myths are born. Somebody misspelled արմավ (armav) and crappy online dictionaries spread it (all these dictionaries are very unreliable). As for persimmon, the Eastern sort is common in Armenia and is formally called արքայանարինջ (arkʿayanarinǰ). --Vahagn Petrosyan 10:50, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
- Hah, now that was interesting (and kind of embarrassing)! :) Thanks a lot!
- I personally don’t really use online dictionaries all that much – most words I look up come from the Wiktionary itself. I should’ve remembered about the ISMA Translator, though, because, although I obviously wouldn’t have found any such արմազ, it’d have given me խուրմա (xurma). But then, I’d be left wondering if there wasn’t a more precise word for the Diospyros kaki, and wouldn’t have found արքայանարինջ (arkʿayanarinǰ) (and կորոլյոկ (korolyok)). --Psi-Lord 12:00, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
- Thanks a bunch! I had no idea I could do that! Well, as you may’ve guessed by now, I still have no idea I can do a lot around the Wiktionary, hehe. I’ll definitely be using that, too. --Psi-Lord 22:14, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Oh, the translation is correct but it's not dictionary material any more than dedicate oneself to farming is. Translations of this style should not appear as one red link, to avoid them having articles. Mglovesfun (talk) 02:07, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
- Ah, okay, then. Sorry for the trouble. #^^# --Psi-Lord 02:10, 25 January 2010 (UTC)