User:Donnanz

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en This user is a native speaker of English.
da-1 Denne bruger har et grundlæggende kendskab til dansk.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.
nl-1 Deze gebruiker heeft elementaire kennis van het Nederlands.
nb-1 Denne brukeren har litt kjennskap til bokmål.
nn-1 Denne brukaren har litt kjennskap til nynorsk.
sv-1 Denna användare har grundläggande kunskaper i svenska.
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I tend to specialise in English, British English in particular, as well as Danish, Norwegian and Swedish translations.

I am a firm believer in the British -ise spellings. These are used as far afield as New Zealand, where I was born, brought up and educated. As a result I have used them all my life. Moreover, one hardly ever sees the -ize spellings being used in Britain, where I live now.

I do have problems with the Wiktionary spellcheck. For instance, when entering Wikipedia links, using {wikipedia}, (I can't use the correct form {{}} here as it creates a Wikipedia link on this page) the spellcheck automatically changes it to {Wikipedia}, so you have to be on your guard. Besides that, it seems to be biased towards American spellings, which of course I never use. Something ought to be done so that the spellcheck accepts British spellings.

  • A wee bit of nonsense -

Q: What is an escapea? A: A pea that escapes from the dinner plate.