User talk:Nebogipfel

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Hello, Nebogipfel, and welcome to the Simple English Wiktionary!

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Good luck and happy editing!--Brett 17:45, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

  • Thank you.

Nebogipfel 18:14, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi, again and thanks for all your work so far!

I've noticed that a lot of your entries, while quite accurate are rather on the complex side both in terms of vocabulary and concepts. Please, keep in mind that this is the simple English Wiktionary.--Brett 23:05, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

A few more things:

  • {{irrnoun}} is for irregular nouns only. Otherwise, simply use {{noun}} and the site will fill in the basic and plural forms automatically.
  • Related words is only for derivationally related words. For semantically related words, use See Also, but please be sparing in such use.
  • The headword should be bold in both the definition (if used) and the examples.

By the way, I'd never have guessed that you were not a native speaker of English.--Brett 12:37, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

My mistake[change]

Good catch. Keep up the good work! · Tygrrr... 02:49, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Context[change]

We have tags for {{countable}} {{intranstive}} etc. You don't need to put {{context|countable}}.--Brett 11:54, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Welcomes[change]

When welcoming people, you can use {{subst:welcome}}.--Brett 13:04, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for catching my mistake with cardollars welcome!--Brett 11:20, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
OK thanks! Nebogipfel 14:47, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Pronunciation[change]

I'm not an expert on IPA, but my understanding is that /i/ represents the "long e" sound in "eat", while /I/ represents the "short i" sound in "it". Given that, I see problems in: include, virtually, celebrity. flow has an unneeded t. Finally, your transcription of the "long o" sound in flow, throat, and Yugoslavia as /əʊ/ strikes me as distinctly British, which is not to say it's wrong.--Brett 23:53, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Re: celebrity and virtually, again, it may be a UK thing, but the Oxford Advanced Learner's, the Cambridge Advanced Learner's, and the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, all British, give the final y as /i/, not /I/.--Brett 11:29, 22 September 2008 (UTC)