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boschjesmanEdit

I have a few comments about the Dutch entry you created. First of all, the spelling with sch is obsolete and the lower-case spelling is very rare, so this should not be a lemma form. The second plural was also incorrect, the form ending on -man is singular. Generally speaking, demonyms that haven't been borrowed receive some kind of plural ending. (Compare this to San and Khoikhoi, which have been borrowed and are both singular and plural.) I assume it was based on the plurals of man, but the second plural is rather restricted, as explained by the usage notes. It is advisable to look these things up before creating an entry, in this case the Dutch Wikipedia article about the San would have indicated the correct current plural form. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 09:18, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

@Lingo Bingo Dingo – Thanks for taking the time to correct my contribution. I did some research, but it seems that it was not enough. I try to contribute as much as I can, though I should stick creating posts for languages I personally know from now on to avoid misinformation. Swaare (talk) 15:12, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Well, I don't think you have to refrain from editing Dutch, after all you got a fair bit right with that entry, but I'd recommend sticking to terms that you can easily look up in reference works. Demonyms unfortunately are poorly covered by Dutch dictionaries, but the Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal does include them in the current official spelling (but beware that not all attestable words are attested in the official spelling, and note that this list doesn't distinguish between masculine and feminine). In addition, recognised demonyms are always capitalised according to current Dutch spelling, but nicknames for demographic groups often aren't. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 07:11, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
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