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OrthographyEdit

The general rule of the Limburgish orthography is write as it's pronounced.

Stress and tonality are not shown in the lemma. They are only shown in the pronounciation section. Stress is marked using ˈ in front of the stressed syllable and tonality is marked using ˦ for push tone, ˧ for neutral tone and ˨ for drag tone.

Nasalised vowels are not specially marked. They usually only occur in recent French loanwords or in rare pronounciations. When they occur in recent French loanwords, write the word down as it is written in French. When they occur in rare pronounciations, write the word down as it's pronounced without nasalised vowels.

⟨-n⟩ stands for [n]. It is used to avoid glottal stops. For example, weer make-n öch blie (we make you happy). It is used when the root is not ending on ⟨n⟩ (make) When the root does end on ⟨n⟩ (zeen), ⟨n⟩ is written; weer zeen blie, not weer zee-n blie (we are happy).

LoanwordsEdit

Loanwords that are considered to be "Limburgish" are written down as they are pronounced, like kwalletèèt (quality) or zjinnerieëre (to generate) Loanwords that are not consider to be "Limburgish" are written down as in the language they come from, delete (to delete) Some words can take both; for example, "quiz" and "kwès" are both correct. It is often difficult to determine whether a word is considered to be Limburgish or not; the best way is to look it up in a dictionary.

Formatting Limburgish entriesEdit

Wiktionary will contain all words in the Limburgish language. Since Limburgish is quite an inflected language, this will eventually include inflected forms aswell. The term lemma is used to refer to that basic or main form of the word — that which is usually listed as a headword in bi-lingual dictionaries. The entry for the lemma form (eg good) will give the main English meaning of the word and other grammatical information. Other forms, the non-lemma entries (eg gooje), will refer back to the lemma form.

The particular form that serves as the lemma is specific to each part of speech. For nouns, the lemma is usually the nominative singular; for adjectives, it is the gróndjvórm; and for verbs, it is the infinitive.