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 Norwegian translations, and occasionally Danish and Swedish.

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. Some British spellings are accepted by the spellcheck, but sadly not all. Sometimes it even changes the spellings of foreign words, and for example it doesn't like fotball in Norwegian. Something ought to be done so that the spellcheck accepts all British spellings.

  • A wee bit of nonsense -

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