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Again, welcome! Conrad.Irwin 01:27, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

deleting mistakesEdit

If you make a spelling or similar mistake, please tag the page with {{delete}}, rather than just blanking it; that ensures someone will delete it presently. Thanks ;-) Robert Ullmann 12:50, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Just saying hi.Edit

Hi, Winged eel! I saw you in Robert's scrapbook. I was impressed with your profile, so I decided to snag and create your missing Babel box template. That's Mongolian, right? I hope I got the right one! :-D Snakesteuben 10:11, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

P.S. I don't know if this is your cup of tea, but I want to make sure you know it exists. Omni-language wiki test project. Winged eel is a way kewl name, BTW. Snakesteuben 10:21, 6 April 2008 (UTC) (aka Winter)

Uzbek? If you give me the 2-letter code, sure, I'll see if I can snag one. :-) Snakesteuben 11:40, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

That ought to do it. And it seems to be working on this fellow's page. He's the only one trying to use it at this time. Gheheh. Snakesteuben 12:08, 6 April 2008 (UTC)


The convention we have on Wiktionary is that suffix entries start with a dash, so I've moved your addition to the ng entry to -ng and added that to the {{see}} at the top of the page (see [1] and -ng). Thryduulf 14:28, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

I've fixed all the others in Category:Uzbek nominal affixes for you now as well. If any other presently existing Uzbek words are suffixes, then these also need to moved accordingly. If you need any help with this, then mark the page (or Uzbek section) with {{rfc|This needs to be moved to -x}} (where -x is the location it needs to be) and create an entry on the requests for cleanup page (click the + icon on the template).
Similarly prefix entries are followed by a -, compare en (word), en- (prefix) and -en (suffix). Thryduulf 15:00, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Good spot. After checking Category:English suffixes I see they should be sorted by the first letter after the -. To do this use the format word where "word" is the entry "-word". Thryduulf 09:01, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Alternative spellingsEdit

There's ===Alternative spellings=== per WT:ELE. Spellings are agnostic with regard to particular part of speech/meanings, so they're listed higher in the indentation hierarchy. Also, they should be wikified, if they merit inclusion by themselves, and content duplicated to them as well. --Ivan Štambuk 17:12, 22 April 2008 (UTC)



do you happen to know if улс means something as state? I'm asking this because I saw it in Mongolia uls and Il khan uls. The latter being a medieval khanate in Persia and West-Asia. Thanks Mallerd 15:30, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Well, decided to just create the entry and if it's really wrong, someone shall edit it. Mallerd 14:39, 19 March 2009 (UTC)