User talk:Deilbh

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Thank you for the welcome. Deilbh 20:02, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

gd cleanup help[edit]

Would you be able to help with cleanup of some old and neglected Scottish Gaelic entries? You seem to have a fair grasp of our formatting conventions. The entries that need help are:

àite greine lamh mòna neapaigear piobaireachd priobadh salainn séid sùith sùnnd sùnndach seomar sionagog siubhal slainte sonraichte sugh suidhe taigh-òsda taigh-dealbh tarag teagaisgail teagamh teaghlach thadhail thainig thairis thòisich thog thuit

In particular, none of these have been categorized, and some are badly formatted. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. --EncycloPetey 23:36, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

For sure. I will give it my best shot. Deilbh 00:05, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Etymology templates[edit]

I've fixed your entries (see [1])- you had put Scottish Gaelic words into the main Category:Old Irish derivations. This only includes English words with an Old Irish origin. Using the etyl template I added the 'gd' parameter, putting them into the correct categories. Thanks. Nadando 19:06, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the correction. I made that mistake in a bunch of other places, and hopefully have corrected most, if not all, of them. Deilbh 01:28, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

gd adverbs with or without a hyphen[edit]

Hi, right now an-seo is spelled with a hyphen, while an sin and an siud are spelled with a space. Surely these three terms usually follow the same pattern? Is the spelling with the hyphen older or non-standard, or is the spelling with the space older or non-standard, or something? If all three terms can be found spelled both ways, then could you create an seo, an-sin, and an-siud and add labels like {{obsolete}} or {{non-standard}} or whatever as appropriate? Thanks! —Angr 16:03, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for this suggestion! According to the Gaelic Orthographic Conventions (http://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/SQA-Gaelic_Orthographic_Conventions-En-e.pdf) on page 15, an seo, an sin and an siud should be spelt without a hyphen. So, I have created an entry for an seo. I am not sure how to properly use the {{non-standard}} label so have not made any changes to the existing an-seo entry or created entries for an-sin or an-siud. Thanks again! Deilbh (talk) 16:24, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

About page[edit]

I just wanted to say hi. User:Metaknowledge told me you've been working on Scottish Gaelic for some time. It's very impressive.

We recently launched a project for lesser-spoken languages at WT:LDL.

I don't know if you're interested on tackling an "about" page, but we don't have any content on the one for Scottish Gaelic. There are rudimentary pages at WT:About Scots and WT:About Irish and many others like WT:About English.

Nice photo collection, BTW. I like the shots of odd objects. The one overlooking Vancouver is particularly well done! --BB12 (talk) 00:12, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the information about the lesser-spoken language project! I made a rudimentary start to the "about" page for Scottish Gaelic. I am still very much a learner, but will try to contribute more in the future. Deilbh (talk) 02:30, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
That looks great!
I didn't know Scottish was still spoken in Canada. I recall that Scottish was one of the first endangered languages I read about, and the topic of that paper was how it began to fade in Canada. --BB12 (talk) 02:43, 7 August 2012 (UTC)