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Hi, what's your source for असमद्? I'm assuming it's Sanskrit based on your contributions, but the article doesn't say that either. - Taxman 21:10, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

hey, thanks for checking, i fixed it :-) - dann

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Again, welcome! Mglovesfun (talk) 20:04, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

野外[edit]

What were you trying to achieve? Entries like this are NOT acceptable. If you need help with creating an entry that include Chinese characters, you can consult with me. JamesjiaoTC 22:46, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Erm, I was trying to add an entry for a word that wasn't in the dictionary. Instead of shouting, maybe you can tell me what's not acceptable about the entry? Dann Dempsey (talk) 20:12, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, some of us can get a bit frustrated at newbies. Your entry broke most of our formatting rules. I recommend you read WT:ELE (or ask someone like User:Tooironic for the Chinese-related highlights) and definitely read WT:Wiktionary for Wikipedians. --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 20:24, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
The thing is you have been making good entries. Then you came back and did this: [1]. I mean, come on. How is anyone going to understand this? The entry has nothing, but a definition. What language? What part of speech? There is nothing else on the page. JamesjiaoTC 00:31, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

समस्या[edit]

You stated that the definition "problem" did not appear in any Sanskrit dictionary. What dictionaries have you looked in? I easily found it here. —Stephen (Talk) 00:17, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

I meant any dictionary beside that one. Since it's a community-built dictionary i've noticed a tendency to include words from other indian languages (along with their modern senses), and I'm not convinced that समस्या classically meant "problem". Dann Dempsey (talk) 16:37, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Formatting[edit]

I've had to fix some of your entries, like कथाम् and एतां. Could you please note the changes I made? —CodeCat 15:53, 4 May 2014 (UTC)