User talk:Dubaduba

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Hi Dubaduba,

Welcome to Wiktionary and thank you for adding those Dutch words. We have a policy of not adding translations between non-English words though. Translations go from non-English to English and from there it is possible to find a translation to other non-English languages. If we don't do this, the project becomes totally unmanageable. I corrected some of your entries. Please also add the part of speech you are describing. Many thanks! Polyglot 23:13, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)



You have a hard talk page to reach (because of your main user page redirect.)

I am hesitant to change the google search item, as APIs do change. On the other hand, I think what you mention is a published API item. I'll have to follow the discussion over on MediaWiki talk:Googlesearch... --Connel MacKenzie 02:10, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Greek words

Hi there. Why the strange format? Foreign language words should be like this . .

===part of speech===
# translation into English

Cheers SemperBlotto 23:08, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

This remark is still valid, Dubaduba. You should use ===Noun=== instead of {{noun}}. Vildricianus 20:53, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
ok --Dubaduba 21:05, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Greek contributions

Please format your contributions according to Wiktionary style. For example at "ιεραπολις" you have:

Greek (Ancient)



  • Ἱεράπολις / Hierapolis / hee-er-ap'-ol-is
  • From G2413 and G4172; holy city; Hierapolis, a place in Asia Minor:

Proper noun


It must be at the correct title, with the accents and proper capitalization: Ἱεράπολις and should look more like:

Ancient Greek


  • hee-er-ap'-ol-is


"Holy city," from ἰερός and πόλις.

Proper noun

Ἱεράπολις (Hierapolis)

  1. Hierapolis, a place in Asia Minor.


  • Strong's concordance: G2404

In particular: information should be divided among our standard headings, and real words should be used instead of other reference numbers in the etymology. —Muke Tever 20:18, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

Please format your entries

We have asked you to format your entries before, but look at אור - it has no fotmatting at all! SemperBlotto 19:54, 30 January 2006 (UTC)


9.5% completed

Format trouble

Please see User talk:Connel MacKenzie/todo3

και v καί

hi Dubaduba

I have moved the modern Greek and back to unaccented και where I think it belongs. I know nothing of Koine so have left καί well alone. Hope that you not unhappy :) Saltmarsh 15:56, 17 February 2006 (UTC)


Hi, do you know much Sanskrit? I'm cleaning up the entries from Wiktionary:Requests for deletion#Sanskrit contributions from User:8, and came upon your list of Sanskrit words. The issue came up of transliterations, so your input on whether to use the transliterated word as an entry or the devanagari would be good. Thanks - Taxman 20:36, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Greek pronunciation

Please give Greek pronunciations using standard pronuncation schemes (IPA and SAMPA) only. It is not appropriate or useeful to give them in the Greek alphabet or as ad hoc respellings. For example, πατριά should be:

  • patriˈa, /patri"a/

(IPA and SAMPA respectively). Note the tonic accents. Ad hoc schemes ("pat-ree-ah'") are not used in Wikipedia as these are not well-defined (is the first "a" pronounced as in "pay", "pat" or "pa"? Is the final h pronounced?).

Thanks. — Paul G 06:30, 31 May 2006 (UTC)


I just edited διά, and felt that you, as the original author of the page, ought to be informed. I felt as though there were too many meanings given, so as to rob the reader of any hope of ascertaining the primary thrust of the word. But, I must admit, that it now feels just a bit sparse. Perhaps we could create two separate entries for the gen. and acc. meanings? Take a look and see what you think, and feel free to let me know your thoughts or simply edit the entry. Cerealkiller13 02:37, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Strong's Greek moved

I know that you are no longer active here but anway: I have moved your subpage "strong's greek1000" to "Strong's Greek", to match the proper capitalization of "Strong" and "Greek" and to remove the impression that only the first 1000 items are contained. Please revert me if you disagree. Your subpage is very helpful. --Dan Polansky 07:08, 11 October 2009 (UTC)