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wallydraigle[edit]

Sorry, I don't like the English Wikipedia, so I refuse to contact anyone there. Anyway, to the point, how is a reference to a website containing an English entry helping you make this Scots entry also? Aren't all these definitions part of the English entry? I understand you're a linguist and everything, and I do respect this, but I'm just only wondering where you got this Scots entry from besides one little mention in the etymology of one of the websites (that actually said "wallydragle"). Also, does wallygaigle have a plural form in Scots? If so, why was it not added in the head template? All these things I wonder, and I'm wondering if I should request cleanup on the entire page altogether. Rædi Stædi Yæti {-skriv til mig-} 07:19, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Rædi Stædi Yæti. The OED Online includes Scots as well as English lexical items; the former are indicated with the notation "Sc." at the top. As to whether Wiktionary should make a distinction between Scots and English (in this case or more generally), that's potentially a very controversial question. Some people maintain that they are separate languages, while others maintain that they are dialects of a single language. I have mostly taken the former view, creating "Scots" headings on wallydraigle, joukery, and forms derived from joukery, and respecting the pre-existing distinction on dirk and asshole. But I haven't done this out of a deeply considered position on the issue. I would be happy to see a wider discussion of the issue, or else a rewrite of wallydraigle. Oh and to the other question: I don't know the plural of wallydraigle in Scots (though I'd guess it's wallydraigles), so I left it for wiser heads. Cnilep (talk) 01:53, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
Note my own inconsistency: I've cited Robert Burns' Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect for an English quote at jink. Cnilep (talk) 02:01, 11 November 2014 (UTC)